Yoga benefits back pain patients

WVU study shows yoga benefits back-pain patients — Results published in Spine compare yoga with conventional treatment. – People with chronic low back problems who do yoga also do better at overcoming pain and depression than people treated conventionally for back pain, a West Virginia University study funded by the National Institutes of Health shows.

Meditation Kriya Yoga an effective treatment for insomnia

Kriya Yoga Meditation may be an effective treatment for insomnia – Meditation may be an effective behavioral intervention in the treatment of insomnia, according to a research presented at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.

38% adults and 12% children use complementary and alternative medicine

US Government survey shows 38 percent of adults and 12 percent of children use complementary and alternative medicine – Approximately 38 percent of adults in the United States aged 18 years and over and nearly 12 percent of U.S. children aged 17 years and under use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), according to a new nationwide government survey.

Iyengar yoga improves stability and balance in women

Iyengar yoga program can help improve stability and balance in women over age 65, which could help to prevent falls. – A specific type of yoga – Iyengar yoga program – can help improve stability and balance in women over age 65, which could help to prevent falls, finds a preliminary study out of Temple University’s Gait Study Center.

American physicians prescribe placebos on occasion

American physicians’ use of placebos in clinical practice in the 21st Century, 45 percent of Chicago internists report they have used a placebo at some time during their clinical practice. – In the first study examining American physicians’ use of placebos in clinical practice in the 21st Century, 45 percent of Chicago internists report they have used a placebo at some time during their clinical practice researchers report in the January issue of Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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