International research

Thousands of scientific investigations have been conducted into yoga and meditation and the quantifiable benefits they bring to the body and soul over the past century.

 

All round the world, intensive research is being carried out into yoga and its psychological and physical effects.

 

The PubMed (The National Library of Medicine, Washington, USA) database contains thousands of research reports from all parts of the world that show, in different ways and in different contexts, the quantifiable benefits of yoga and meditation.

 

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At PubMed you can find hundreds of summaries of various international yogic studies, collated under different headings.

 

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(March 19, 2013)
Summary: Gen Hosp Psychiatry 1995 May;17(3):192-200 Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester 01655, USA. A previous study of 22 medical patients with DSM-III-R-defined anxiety disorders showed clinically and statistically significant improvements in subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety and panic following an 8-week outpatient physician-referred group stress reduction intervention based on mindfulness meditation. […]
Categories: Psyche / Feelings
(March 18, 2013)
Summary: Psychophysiology Laboratory, State-Research Institute of Physiology, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Timakova str. 4, 630117, Novosibirsk, Russia. Click here to send e-mail E-mail addressYour nameMessage SubmitClear We used non-linear analysis to investigate the dynamical properties underlying the EEG in the model of Sahaja Yoga meditation. Non-linear dimensional complexity (DCx) estimates, indicating complexity of […]
Categories: Brain
(March 18, 2013)
Summary: California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco 94115, USA. BACKGROUND: Although emerging evidence during the past several decades suggests that psychosocial factors can directly influence both physiologic function and health outcomes, medicine had failed to move beyond the biomedical model, in part because of lack of exposure to the evidence base supporting the biopsychosocial model. The […]
Categories: General
(September 19, 2003)
Summary: Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2003 Sep;84(9):E19-E20. e-mail: Click here to send e-mail E-mail addressYour nameMessage SubmitClear. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of the Back Builders exercise program on patients with diskogenic low back pain (LBP). Design: Prospective randomized trial. Setting: Outpatient clinical setting at a major university teaching hospital. Participants: Inclusion criteria were documented evidence […]
Categories: Back
(August 19, 2003)
Summary: Psychosom Med. 2003 Jul-Aug;65(4):571-81. Department Psychosocial Resources, Tom Baker Cancer Centre (L.E.C., M.S., E.G.), Calgary, Alberta, Canada. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the relationships between a mindfulness-based stress reduction meditation program for early stage breast and prostate cancer patients and quality of life, mood states, stress symptoms, lymphocyte counts, and cytokine production. METHODS: Forty-nine patients with […]
Categories: Stress
(August 18, 2003)
Summary: Psychosom Med. 2003 Jul-Aug;65(4):571-81. Department Psychosocial Resources, Tom Baker Cancer Centre (L.E.C., M.S., E.G.), Calgary, Alberta, Canada. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the relationships between a mindfulness-based stress reduction meditation program for early stage breast and prostate cancer patients and quality of life, mood states, stress symptoms, lymphocyte counts, and cytokine production. METHODS: Forty-nine patients with […]
Categories: Immune
(August 18, 2003)
Summary: Thorax. 2003 Aug;58(8):674-9. sue.cooper@nottingham.ac.uk BACKGROUND: Patients with asthma are interested in the use of breathing exercises but their role is uncertain. The effects of the Buteyko breathing technique, a device which mimics pranayama (a yoga breathing technique), and a dummy pranayama device on bronchial responsiveness and symptoms were compared over 6 months in a parallel […]
Categories: Breathing
(March 18, 2003)
Summary: Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2003;(1):CD003219. School of Occupational Therapy, University of South Australia, City East Campus, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Click here to send e-mail E-mail addressYour nameMessage SubmitClear BACKGROUND: Non-surgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome is frequently offered to those with mild to moderate symptoms. The effectiveness and duration of benefit from […]
Categories: Joints
(February 19, 2003)
Summary: Percept Mot Skills. 2003 Feb;96(1):79-80. Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation, Chamarajpet, Bangalore, India. Some reports have described the effects of forced uninostril breathing on autonomic activity as sex-specific, while other reports described selective effects of breathing through a specific nostril on the two divisions of the utonomic nervous system, irrespective of sex. There are also yoga […]
Categories: Nervous system
(February 18, 2003)
Summary: Percept Mot Skills. 2003 Feb;96(1):79-80. Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation, Chamarajpet, Bangalore, India. Some reports have described the effects of forced uninostril breathing on autonomic activity as sex-specific, while other reports described selective effects of breathing through a specific nostril on the two divisions of the utonomic nervous system, irrespective of sex. There are also yoga […]
Categories: Breathing
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