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(March 18, 2000)
Summary: J Assoc Physicians India 2000 Mar;48(3):343-5 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, SMS Medical College, Jaipur-302 016, India. Air flowing through a pipe exerts frictional stress on the walls of the pipe. Frictional stress of more than 40 N/m2 (velocity equivalent of air 113 m/s) is known to cause acute endothelial damage in blood vessels. The frictional […]
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(February 18, 1998)
Summary: J Assoc Physicians India 1998 Feb;46(2):207-8 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160 012. Fifteen patients of chronic bronchitis received yoga therapy in the form of pranayam and 8 types of ‘asans’ for a period of 4 weeks. They had a perceptible improvement in dyspnoea as was measured by […]
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(January 18, 1998)
Summary: Allergy Asthma Proc 1998 Jan-Feb;19(1):3-9 Northern Colorado Allergy Asthma Clinic, Fort Collins 80524, USA. Adult asthmatics, ranging from 19 to 52 years from an asthma and allergy clinic in a university setting volunteered to participate in the study. The 17 students were randomly divided into yoga (9 subjects) and nonyoga control (8 subjects) groups. The […]
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(October 18, 1997)
Summary: J Altern Complement Med 1997 Fall;3(3):291-5 Department of Work-Physiology, Govt. Vemana Yoga Research Institute, Ameerpet, Hyderabad, India. The short-term effects of 4 weeks of intensive yoga practice on physiological responses in six healthy adult female volunteers were measured using the maximal exercise treadmill test. Yoga practice involved daily morning and evening sessions of 90 minutes […]
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(October 18, 1997)
Summary: Psychol Rep 1997 Oct;81(2):555-61 Vivekananda Kendra Yoga Research Foundation, Bangalore, India. Uninostril breathing facilitates the performance on spatial and verbal cognitive tasks, said to be right and left brain functions, respectively. Since hemispheric memory functions are also known to be lateralized, the present study assessed the effects of uninostril breathing on the performance in verbal […]
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(October 18, 1997)
Summary: Laryngorhinootologie 1997 Oct;76(10):577-82 Beratungsstelle fur Horbehinderte Berlin Neukolln. BACKGROUND: Therapeutical methods involving holistic medicine are of increasing interest. The present study deals with the psychophysical breath work by Middendorf and examines whether it has an effect on reactions of the body’s equilibrium system. METHODS: Different optical patterns were projected on a video screen to the […]
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(October 18, 1996)
Summary: Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 1996 Oct;40(4):318-24 Department of Physiology, All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi. “The concept of yoga is helpful for the treatment of Bronchial Asthma”, has created a great interest in the medical research field. In order to investigate whether autonomic functions and pulmonary functions are improved in asthma patients after […]
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(January 18, 1996)
Summary: J Altern Complement Med 1996 Winter;2(4):479-84 Vivekananda Kendra Yoga Research Foundation, Bangalore, India. This study was conducted to assess the physiological effects of a yoga breathing practice that involves breathing exclusively through the right nostril. This practice is called surya anuloma viloma pranayama (SAV). Twelve volunteers (average age 27.2 years +/- 3.3 years, four males) […]
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(March 18, 1995)
Summary: Rev Mal Respir 1995;12(3):241-56 Service de Pneumologie, Hopitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, Hopital de Hautepierre, Strasbourg. The treatment of asthma is medical. The prescription of respiratory physiotherapy should not be routine. It only appears to be indicated in asthmatics with continuous dyspnoea or hypersecretion who are unstable, despite medical treatment which is both correctly prescribed and […]
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(October 18, 1994)
Summary: Int J Psychophysiol 1994 Oct;18(1):75-9 Department of Physiology and Clinical Physiology, Charles IV University, Prague, Czech Republic. The effects of 10 min forced alternate nostril breathing (FANB) on EEG topography were studied in 18 trained subjects. One type of FANB consisted in left nostril inspiration and right nostril expiration and the other type in right […]
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