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Yoga clinical research review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21168106     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In this paper recent research is reviewed on the effects of yoga poses on psychological conditions including anxiety and depression, on pain syndromes, cardiovascular, autoimmune and immune conditions and on pregnancy. Further, the physiological effects of yoga including decreased heartrate and blood pressure and the physical effects including weight loss and increased muscle strength are reviewed. Finally, potential underlying mechanisms are proposed including the stimulation of pressure receptors leading to enhanced vagal activity and reduced cortisol. The reduction in cortisol, in turn, may contribute to positive effects such as enhanced immune function and a lower prematurity rate.
Authors:
Tiffany Field
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-10-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Complementary therapies in clinical practice     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1873-6947     ISO Abbreviation:  Complement Ther Clin Pract     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101225531     Medline TA:  Complement Ther Clin Pract     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-8     Citation Subset:  N    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Touch Research Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA. tfield@med.miami.edu
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AT001585/AT/NCCAM NIH HHS; AT00370/AT/NCCAM NIH HHS; HD056036/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; MH00331/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; MH46586/MH/NIMH NIH HHS

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