Yoga Therapy is Changing Lives for Women Survivors of the Bhopal Gas Disaster


Among the survivors, women in Bhopal have been particularly badly affected by the contamination, suffering a plethora of gynaecological complaints. In addition to respiratory, musculoskeletal and neurological health complications experienced as a result of the disaster, thousands of women are also affected by gynaecological and endocrinal problems. And in a city where many Muslim and Hindu women still wear the veil, intimate matters are not easily discussed with strangers.

When Yoga was first introduced at the Sambhavna Trust Clinic, many patients receiving free care thought the relief from their pain and health complications could come only in the form of a pill. But Yoga’s remarkable efficacy as a drug-free therapy has had tremendous impacts on the lives of Bhopali women of all ages. Yoga costs nothing, and once learned can be practiced outside of the clinic; additionally, Yoga calls for the patient to be an active participant in her own healing.

The Bhopal Medical Appeal is dedicated to raising awareness and raising funds to support the tremendous work taking place at the Sambhavna Trust Clinic, delivering free integrative health care to victims of the gas disaster and subsequent water contamination crisis. Please support this inspiring cause by donating to the clinic, and helping to ensure that this ground-breaking work continues!





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We believe Dow must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.