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Below is a list of many research articles on Yoga as Holistic Healing for Various Medical Conditions, including links to many studies on the positive effects of yoga on these conditions.  Conditions for which research is available are listed in alphabetical order.  Please click first on the condition or disease of interest.  You will then be taken to the section listing each of the article available for that condition.  Click on the article of interest to be taken to the full article.

 

Anxiety & Panic Attacks

Arthritis

Asthma

Back Pain

Cancer

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic Pain

Depression

Diabetes

Eating Disorders

Fibromyalgia

Headaches

Heart Disease

High Blood Pressure

HIV / AIDS

Infertility

Insomnia

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Macular Degeneration

Menopause

Mental Illness

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Overweight & Obesity

Parkinson's

Stress

Anxiety & Panic Attacks

* Yoga for Anxiety and Depression, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Mental Health Letter April 2009

* The Five Mental and Psychological Benefits of Yoga by Contributor on March 20, 2013 via yourbrainatwork.org

* A Study of the Impact of Yoga Asana on Perceived Stress, Heart Rate, and Breathing Rate IJYT 2007 

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Arthritis

* Arthritis Prevalence Fact Sheet by the Arthritis Foundation

* Joint Ventures: Helping Those With Rheumatoid Arthritis Live Well by Aggie Stewart, MA, RYT-500, CYT

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Asthma

* TBD

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Back Pain

* TBD

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Cancer

* Active Practice of Iyengar Yoga as an Intervention for Breast Cancer Survivors by Sally E. Blank, Ph.D.,

   Jacqueline Kittel, O.T.R./L., R.Y.T., and Mel R. Haberman, Ph.D., the International Journal of Yoga Therapy

* Facing Cancer with Courage by Carol Krucoff, E-RYT 500

* Life, Health, Longevity Through Ayurveda - A Case Study of Cancer By Robert E. Svoboda

* Meditation: The Effect of a Mindfulness Meditation-Based Stress Reduction Program on Mood and Symptoms of

   Stress in Cancer Outpatients  Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine 2000  Follow Up Study 2001

* Translating Knowledge - A Framework for Evidence-Informed Yoga Programs in Oncology International Journal

   of Yoga Therapy 2013

* Yoga for Cancer By Sandy Boucher

 

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Carpel Tunnel

* TBD

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Chronic Fatigue

* TBD

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

* TBD

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Chronic Pain

* Yoga and Chronic Pain Managementó Telling Our Story by Ginger G. Wood, M.P.T., A.T.C., R.Y.T. IJYT 2004

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Depression

* TBD

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Diabetes

* Type 1 Diabetes and Eating Disorders by the National Diabetes Services Scheme (Australia)

* Hatha Yoga Practice for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients International Journal of Yoga Therapy 2013

* The Benefits of Yoga for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes  International Journal of Yoga Therapy 2013

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Eating Disorders

* Eating Disorders Defined, a compilation of information from the University of Maryland Medical Center

* The Effects of Yoga on Eating Disorder Symptoms and Correlates  International Journal of Yoga Therapy 2013

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Fibromyalgia

* Managing Fibromyalgia with Yoga and Meditation by Janet Hennard, MA, RYT-500 IJYT 2011

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Headaches

* TBD

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Heart Disease

* Cardiovascular Disease American Heart Association Slides

* A Study of the Impact of Yoga Asana on Perceived Stress, Heart Rate, and Breathing Rate IJYT 2007

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High Blood Pressure

* TBD

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HIV / AIDS

* TBD

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Infertility

* TBD

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Insomnia

* TBD

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Irritable Bowl Syndrome

* Yoga in the Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome by Shokufeh Tavassoli, University of Bristol, IJYT 2009

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Macular Degeneration

* Medicine and Yoga: Can people with macular degeneration practice inverted postures? Loren M. Fishman, MD

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Menopause

* TBD

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Mental Illness

* Yoga for Mental Illness By Rachel Brahinsky

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Multiple Sclerosis  

* Multiple Sclerosis and Yoga by Melanie Snyder, RYT 500, Director Holistic Yoga Therapy Institute

* Befriend the Body:  Yoga can help ease the challenges of living with an autoimmune disorder  

* The Life Experiences of People with Multiple Sclerosis Who Practice Yoga IJYT 2002

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Overweight & Obesity

* TBD

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Parkinson's

* Ayurveda and Parkinsonís by Amadea Morningstar Yoga Therapy Today 2009

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Stress

* A Study of the Impact of Yoga Asana on Perceived Stress, Heart Rate, and Breathing Rate IJYT 2007

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