Article: Market Stress? Try Yoga-It Might Also Relieve Your Asthma, Ailing Back

Exciting evidence based studies have been made for over a decade.

The medical community is supporting and recommending practices of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, breathing as complementary therapies to traditional medicine.

This article from the Wall Street Journal in 2002 supports these practices.  

Physicians in the US and abroad did studies in three areas:

Chronic back pain:  Studies showed that after 3 months the results were reduction in pain by 80%.  The study spoke of “therapeutic yoga”, which is quite different from some of the more aggressive traditional styles that are practiced.

Mental Health:  The article studied yoga’s focusing practices and found significant improvement in adults suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety disorder.

Cardiovascular Diseases:  Yoga practices showed a decrease in blood pressure and heart rate and improved cardiovascular endurance.

All of Custom Calm practices positively influence medical ailments. Custom Calm therapeutic yoga and yoga therapy is a gentle, supported yoga designed to decompress the spine.  All practices are accessible to everyone.

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Studies Show Decrease in Menopausal Symptoms

Studies were held in the Department of Anesthesiology and Peri-operative medicine at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon.

The Yoga of Awareness program was studied for menopausal symptoms in breast cancer survivors.  Studies showed significantly greater improvements relative to the control group in hot-flash frequency, severity, and total scores and in levels of joint pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, vigor, negative mood, relaxation and acceptance.  

The program included practices of gentle yoga, meditation, mindfulness, breathing practices,  relaxation and calming techniques. 

Conclusions of Study:  Provides promising support for the beneficial effects of a comprehensive yoga program for hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms in early –stage breast cancer survivors.

Custom Calm practices include Yoga of Awareness practices along with other minfulness- based techniques. The research of these practices are supporting the powerful results that many students have already reported. 

The practices are very simple and empowering for patients suffering from side effects of cancer.

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