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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431533/effect-of-a-16-week-bikram-yoga-program-on-heart-rate-variability-and-associated-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-in-stressed-and-sedentary-adults-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Zoe L Hewett, Kate L Pumpa, Caroline A Smith, Paul P Fahey, Birinder S Cheema
BACKGROUND: Chronic activation of the stress-response can contribute to cardiovascular disease risk, particularly in sedentary individuals. This study investigated the effect of a Bikram yoga intervention on the high frequency power component of heart rate variability (HRV) and associated cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors (i.e. additional domains of HRV, hemodynamic, hematologic, anthropometric and body composition outcome measures) in stressed and sedentary adults. METHODS: Eligible adults were randomized to an experimental group (n = 29) or a no treatment control group (n = 34)...
April 21, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422589/energy-expenditure-in-vinyasa-yoga-versus-walking
#2
Sally A Sherman, Renee J Rogers, Kelliann K Davis, Ryan L Minster, Seth A Creasy, Nicole C Mullarkey, Matthew O'Dell, Patrick Donahue, John M Jakicic
Whether the energy cost of vinyasa yoga meets the criteria for moderate-to-vigorous physical activity has not been established. PURPOSE: To compare energy expenditure during acute bouts of vinyasa yoga and two walking protocols. METHODS: Participants (20 males, 18 females) performed 60-minute sessions of vinyasa yoga (YOGA), treadmill walking at a self-selected brisk pace (SELF), and treadmill walking at a pace that matched the heart rate of the YOGA session (HR-Match)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422542/routine-yoga-practice-impacts-whole-body-protein-utilization-in-healthy-women
#3
Megan Colletto, Nancy Rodriguez
Whole body protein utilization (WBPU), which includes flux (Q), protein synthesis (PS), protein breakdown (PB), and whole body protein balance (WBPB), provides insight regarding muscle mass, a criterion for sarcopenia. PURPOSE: To characterize yoga's impact on WBPU, body composition and functional measures in healthy (50-65y) women. METHODS: WBPU and functional measures were compared between women who routinely practiced yoga (YOGA; n=7) and non-active counterparts (CON; n=8)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420577/effect-of-short-term-yoga-based-lifestyle-intervention-on-plasma-glucose-levels-in-individuals-with-diabetes-and-pre-diabetes-in-the-community
#4
Venugopal V, Amit Rathi, Nagarthna Raghuram
AIM: To study the effect of short term Yoga-based lifestyle intervention in the management of diabetes and pre-diabetes, through a 'pilot' community-based study. METHODS: A total of 1292 subjects with diagnosed type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes were recruited from different States of India viz., Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Tamilnadu participated in the study. Yoga-based lifestyle intervention was introduced through 10-day non-residential camps...
April 12, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419385/development-and-feasibility-of-a-group-based-therapeutic-yoga-program-for-women-with-chronic-pelvic-pain
#5
Alison J Huang, Tami S Rowen, Priscilla Abercrombie, Leslee L Subak, Michael Schembri, Traci Plaut, Maria T Chao
Objective.:  To develop a group-based therapeutic yoga program for women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) and explore the effects of this program on pain severity, sexual function, and well-being. Methods.:  A yoga therapy program for CPP was developed by a multidisciplinary panel of clinicians, researchers, and yoga consultants. Women reporting moderate to severe pelvic pain for at least six months were recruited into a single-arm trial. Participants attended twice weekly group classes focusing on Iyengar-based yoga techniques and were instructed to practice yoga at home an hour a week for six weeks...
April 15, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418684/slow-yogic-breathing-and-long-term-cardiac-autonomic-adaptations-a-pilot-study
#6
Suzanne M Bertisch, Jason Hamner, J Andrew Taylor
OBJECTIVES: To examine whether long-term practice of yogic breathing alters cardiac autonomic control. DESIGN: Age-sex matched, cross-sectional, physiologic pilot study. SETTINGS/LOCATION: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Cardiovascular Laboratory, Cambridge, MA. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-six (26) long-term yoga practitioners and 26 age- and sex-matched controls, free of cardiovascular disease. OUTCOME: Cardiac vagal outflow as assessed by respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA)...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411330/a-restorative-yoga-intervention-for-african-american-breast-cancer-survivors-a-pilot-study
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Teletia R Taylor, Judith Barrow, Kepher Makambi, Vanessa Sheppard, Sherrie Flynt Wallington, Chloe Martin, Danyella Greene, Sri Lakshmi Hyndavi Yeruva, Sara Horton
BACKGROUND: Data show that yoga is effective for improving health-related outcomes in breast cancer survivors. While breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among African-American women (AAW), AAW are less likely to engage in yoga compared to other ethnic groups. The goals of the current study were to assess the feasibility of an 8-week restorative yoga program among African-American breast cancer survivors (AA BCS). Specifically, study aims were to (1) measure changes in study outcomes in a restorative yoga (RY) group compared to a wait list control group, (2) assess adherence to the RY program, and (3) assess program satisfaction among study participants...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403461/toward-enhancing-treatment-for-pregnant-smokers-laying-the-groundwork-for-the-use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-approaches
#8
Amy M Loree, Steven J Ondersma, Emily R Grekin
Introduction: Although effective treatments exist, most women who smoke during pregnancy neither seek nor receive treatment. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments (eg, mindfulness, yoga, and acupuncture) may be attractive, low-cost options that can be used to assist a large proportion of pregnant women with smoking cessation. Methods: This study examined participant characteristics and treatment utilization among pregnant smokers in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) and the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) in order to explore the prevalence and predictors of CAM use for any purpose within this population...
May 1, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399315/feasibility-and-efficacy-of-a-shared-yoga-intervention-for-sleep-disturbance-in-older-adults-with-osteoarthritis
#9
Diana Taibi Buchanan, Michael V Vitiello, Kimberly Bennett
The purpose of the current study was to test the feasibility and efficacy of a shared yoga (SY) program for sleep disturbance in older adults with osteoarthritis (OA). Participants (ages 50 to 72) with insomnia related to OA were randomized to 12 weeks of SY (n = 9) or individual yoga (IY; n = 7). The sample was 53% male and 41% self-identified as a race other than White/Caucasian. The groups did not significantly differ in class attendance, home practice, or change scores on efficacy outcomes. Pre-post comparisons in all participants showed statistically significant improvements on the Insomnia Severity Index and Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement System sleep disturbance scale...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398842/feasibility-of-a-brief-yoga-intervention-for-improving-acute-pain-and-distress-post-gynecologic-surgery
#10
Stephanie J Sohl, Nancy E Avis, Kimberly Stanbery, Janet A Tooze, Kelly Moormann, Suzanne C Danhauer
BACKGROUND: Women undergoing surgical procedures for suspected gynecologic malignancies frequently experience pain and psychological distress related to surgery. Yoga may reduce these negative surgical outcomes. The primary objective of this pilot study was to assess the feasibility of evaluating a perioperative brief Yoga Skills Training (YST) in this population. Secondary objectives were to (1) assess the immediate effects of the YST on pain and psychological distress; and (2) provide preliminary data for future studies...
September 1, 2016: International Journal of Yoga Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398841/intervention-protocol-for-investigating-yoga-implemented-during-chemotherapy
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Stephanie J Sohl, Gurjeet S Birdee, Sheila H Ridner, Amy Wheeler, Sandra Gilbert, Danielle Tarantola, Jordan Berlin, Russell L Rothman
OBJECTIVE: Fatigue and other treatment-related symptoms are critical therapeutic targets for improving quality of life in patients with colorectal cancer during chemotherapy. Yoga is a promising intervention for improving these therapeutic targets and has been primarily investigated in the group-class format, which is less feasible for cancer patients with high symptom burden to attend. Thus, we developed a protocol for implementing yoga individually in the clinic among patients receiving chemotherapy...
August 15, 2016: International Journal of Yoga Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393768/anger-an-enemy-of-heart-raj-yoga-meditation-is-heart-friendly
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EDITORIAL
Usha Kiran, Suruchi Ladha
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391799/an-abbreviated-version-of-the-mindful-eating-questionnaire
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Cecilia Clementi, Giulia Casu, Paola Gremigni
OBJECTIVE: To assess the psychometric properties of the Mindful Eating Questionnaire (MEQ). METHODS: A total of 15 mindfulness experts evaluated the content of the 28 items and 5 factors of the MEQ. A sample of 1,067 Italian adults (61.4% women) completed the MEQ and other measures; 62 participants completed a 4-week test-retest. RESULTS: Content analysis reduced the MEQ to 20 items. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses supported a 2-factor model based on awareness and recognition of hunger and satiety cues...
April 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384004/blood-pressure-response-to-meditation-and-yoga-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
Seong-Hi Park, Kuem Sun Han
OBJECTIVES: To introduce research that presents scientific evidence regarding the effects of mantra and mindfulness meditation techniques and yoga on decreasing blood pressure (BP) in patients who have hypertension. METHODS: A literature search was performed to identify all studies published between 1946 and 2014 from periodicals indexed in Ovid Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, KoreaMed, and NDSL by using the following keywords: "hypertension," "blood pressure," "psychotherapy," "relaxation therapy," "meditation," "yoga," and "mind-body therapy...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382883/adjunctive-yoga-v-health-education-for-persistent-major-depression-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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L A Uebelacker, G Tremont, L T Gillette, G Epstein-Lubow, D R Strong, A M Abrantes, A R Tyrka, T Tran, B A Gaudiano, I W Miller
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to determine whether hatha yoga is an efficacious adjunctive intervention for individuals with continued depressive symptoms despite antidepressant treatment. METHOD: We conducted a randomized controlled trial of weekly yoga classes (n = 63) v. health education classes (Healthy Living Workshop; HLW; n = 59) in individuals with elevated depression symptoms and antidepressant medication use. HLW served as an attention-control group...
April 6, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382495/cognitive-and-behavioral-interventions-in-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Beth A Leeman-Markowski, Steven C Schachter
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cognitive and behavioral treatments for epilepsy offer several advantages, as they are relatively low cost, are non-invasive, lack serious side effects, and facilitate patient participation. Their role in the management of epilepsy, however, is unclear. The following manuscript will critically review the efficacy data regarding psychological treatments for seizure reduction. RECENT FINDINGS: Encouraging results have been found for the cognitive behavioral therapy-based Reiter/Andrews approach and mindfulness or arousal-based programs (e...
May 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378342/randomised-clinical-trial-yoga-vs-written-self-care-advice-for-ulcerative-colitis
#17
H Cramer, M Schäfer, M Schöls, J Köcke, S Elsenbruch, R Lauche, H Engler, G Dobos, J Langhorst
BACKGROUND: Perceived stress seems to be a risk factor for exacerbation of ulcerative colitis. Yoga has been shown to reduce perceived stress. AIMS: To assess the efficacy and safety of yoga for improving quality of life in patients with ulcerative colitis. METHODS: A total of 77 patients (75% women; 45.5 ± 11.9 years) with ulcerative colitis in clinical remission but impaired quality of life were randomly assigned to yoga (12 supervised weekly sessions of 90 min; n = 39) or written self-care advice (n = 38)...
April 5, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376861/results-from-a-clinical-yoga-program-for-veterans-yoga-via-telehealth-provides-comparable-satisfaction-and-health-improvements-to-in-person-yoga
#18
R Jay Schulz-Heik, Hilary Meyer, Louise Mahoney, Michael V Stanton, Rachael H Cho, Danae P Moore-Downing, Timothy J Avery, Laura C Lazzeroni, Joanne M Varni, Linda Martin Collery, Peter J Bayley
BACKGROUND: Yoga is increasingly popular, though little data regarding its implementation in healthcare settings is available. Similarly, telehealth is being utilized more frequently to increase access to healthcare; however we know of no research on the acceptability or effectiveness of yoga delivered through telehealth. Therefore, we evaluated the feasibility, acceptability, and patient-reported effectiveness of a clinical yoga program at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center and assessed whether these outcomes differed between those participating in-person and those participating via telehealth...
April 4, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375179/perspectives-on-technology-assisted-relaxation-approaches-to-support-mind-body-skills-practice-in-children-and-teens-clinical-experience-and-commentary
#19
Timothy Culbert
It has been well-established that a variety of mind-body (MB) techniques, including yoga, mental imagery, hypnosis, biofeedback, and meditation, are effective at addressing symptoms such as pain, anxiety, nausea, and insomnia, as well as helping with a wide variety of medical, emotional, and behavioral issues in pediatric populations. In addition, MB skills can also be health promoting in the long-term, and with regular practice, could potentially contribute to longer attention spans, social skills, emotional regulation, and enhanced immune system functioning...
April 4, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373062/a-summer-health-program-for-african-american-high-school-students-in-baltimore-maryland-community-partnership-for-integrative-health
#20
Beverly Pierce, Brandin Bowden, Molly McCullagh, Alica Diehl, Zachary Chissell, Rebecca Rodriguez, Brian M Berman, Christopher R D Adamo
CONTEXT: Physical inactivity, poor nutrition, and chronic stress threaten the health of African-American youth in urban environments. Conditions often worsen in summer with diminished access to healthy foods and safe venues for physical activity. OBJECTIVE: A public-private partnership was formed to develop and evaluate an integrative health intervention entitled "Mission Thrive Summer" (MTS). METHODS: The MTS setting was an urban farm and adjacent school in a low-income community in Baltimore, Maryland...
February 24, 2017: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
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