Yoga’s benefits being researched in many govt. funded projects across USA

Feb 14th, 2017

Various U.S. universities-medical/clinical centers-hospitals are undertaking research projects exploring yoga’s possible help in treatment of various illnesses, according to a database published on U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) website.

Funded/administered by National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Cancer Institute, etc.—all part of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; cost for some of these projects is listed at over half-a-million dollars each.

Project titles listed include looking into yoga’s help in the treatment/relief/intervention/management/care of PTSD, sleep disturbance, chronic pain, symptom management inflatable water slide for breast cancer, arthritis, antenatal depression, urinary incontinence, smoking cessation, substance abuse, type 2 diabetes, insomnia, depression, pain perception and pain control, anxiety disorder, etc.

These projects are being undertaken at Indianapolis Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, University of California-San Francisco, University of Minnesota, Duke University, NIH Clinical Center in Maryland, Providence Butler Hospital, Boston Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Rhode Island Miriam Hospital, Alexandria University of Pennsylvania, University of Rochester, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston University, etc.; as per as the website.

NIH website also points out that “NCCIH is currently supporting research on how practicing yoga may affect”:  HIV, immune function, menopausal symptoms, multiple sclerosis, diabetes risk, etc.
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