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By: William Davis

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Yoga May Emerge as Safe, Effective Treatment for Arthritis

After 12 sessions of yoga, it was determined that arthritic patients experienced significant improvements in their conditions, according to a study performed in Dubai. Involved in the study were 47 patients who were divided into two groups with one group numbering 26 persons doing the yoga exercises while the remaining 21 patients served as control group.

It was noted in the same study that a big number of patients under the yoga group were able to reduce or completely discontinue their medications. Three persons stopped taking their prescribed medication while another three patients discontinued the use of steroids. Experts expressed their opinions that a longer duration may even produce more significant improvements basing it on the impressive results of the study. The claims of advocates that yoga provides significant physical and psychological benefits to patients afflicted with arthritis may have been reinforced by the findings of this study.

Yoga traces its origin in ancient India where this was practiced for physical, mental, and spiritual purposes. The word yoga means “to unite” or “to integrate” in Sanskrit, which is a local language in India. Practitioners of yoga believe that in order for a person to have harmony with himself and nature or his surroundings, he must create a union between the body, the mind, and the spirit. The integration of emotion, action, and intelligence may create balance and this is achieved through exercise, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation.

Yoga, as practiced in the western setting, involves three basic components which are the poses (asanas), breathing technique (pranyama), and a relaxation which is usually the last part of the session. In some classes, other elements of the traditional yoga such as meditation and chanting are included. The condition and level of experience of the practitioner may be used as bases for modifying the poses during the sessions.

Aside from improving the overall health of a person, yoga has been shown to provide specific benefits to arthritic patients. Relief from pain and stiffness may be felt by the patient as a result of the stretching exercises which may allow the affected joints more mobility and range of motion. Joints are protected and kept in alignment since yoga exercises also strengthens the muscles around the joints. Erosion of the cartilage which is responsible for the swelling and pain may also be prevented or reduced as suggested by many yoga experts.

As a complementary or alternative therapy for arthritis, yoga has now gained wide acceptance. Other studies have shown that even sedentary people have benefited from this exercise. Patients who undertook this program, according to some reports, experienced huge improvements that hip surgeries were not pushed through. In view of the massive failures of hip implants, this has not only allowed a patient to save a natural part of his body but may have also spared him additional risks. Actions such as the DePuy hip recall have been undertaken as a result of the injuries sustained by hip recipients after being implanted with these defective devices. For updates and details on this matter, please visit this website: .



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