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(September 18, 1990)
Summary: J Hypertens Suppl 1990 Sep;8(4):S21-6 Public Health Department, Tel-Aviv-Yafo, Israel. Weight reduction, alcohol restriction, mild salt restriction, eating a vegetarian diet and increasing aerobic exercise will generally lower the blood pressure in patients with essential hypertension. Eating a diet rich in potassium and reducing caffeine intake may also be helpful in reducing the pressure, but […]
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(June 18, 1990)
Summary: Act Nerv Super (Praha) 1990 Jun;32(2):99-114 Institute of Physiological Regulations, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Praha. Jalandharabandha (JB) is the important constituent of apnoea (kumbhaka) in hathayogic breathing exercises. It is performed by pressing the chin into the jugular notch and creating thus the positive pressure on the neck region. The influence of JB on the […]
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(May 18, 1990)
Summary: BMJ 1990 May 26;300(6736):1368-72 Department of Cardiology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. OBJECTIVE–To determine the long term effects of relaxation therapy on 24 hour ambulatory intra-arterial blood pressure in patients with mild untreated and uncomplicated hypertension. DESIGN–Four week screening period followed by randomisation to receive either relaxation therapy or non-specific counselling for […]
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(July 18, 1989)
Summary: Aviat Space Environ Med 1989 Jul;60(7):684-7 Flight Medicine Department, Regional Medical Center, Clark Air Base, Luzon, Republic of the Philippines. A 46-year-old Caucasian male USAF aviator with a 6-year history of mild essential hypertension (medical waiver for flight duty) under unsuccessful treatment with hydrochlorothiazide, dietary modification, and exercise, was subsequently trained in yoga relaxation. After […]
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(December 18, 1986)
Summary: Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 1986 Oct-Dec;30(4):334-40 Effect of inspiratory and expiratory phases of normal quiet breathing, deep breathing and savitri pranayam type breathing on heart rate and mean ventricular QRS axis was investigated in young, healthy untrained subjects. Pranayam type breathing produced significant cardioacceleration and increase in QRS axis during the inspiratory phase as compared […]
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(June 18, 1986)
Summary: Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 1986 Apr-Jun;30(2):121-32 Twelve normal healthy volunteers (6 males and 6 females) undergoing yoga training for 90 days were studied for the effect of yoga on exercise tolerance. Their ages ranged from 18 to 28 years. The volunteers were taught only Pranayama for the first 20 days and later on yogic asanas […]
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(April 18, 1984)
Summary: Thromb Haemost 1984 Apr 30;51(2):196-7 Yoga is known to induce beneficial effects on physiological, biochemical and mental functions in man. Its effects on blood coagulation are not known. A study was conducted in seven previously untrained male adults who underwent a combination of yogic exercises, daily for one hour, over a period of four months. […]
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(March 18, 1984)
Summary: Acta Cardiol 1984;39(3):203-8 Twenty five patients of essential hypertension were studied. Of these, 20 patients were not given any antihypertensive drug treatment (Group A); other 5 had to be put on antihypertensive drugs before including them in the study (Group B). These patients were demonstrated “Shavasana” and trained to perform it correctly. Shavasana therapy was […]
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(June 18, 1975)
Summary: Lancet 1975 Jul 19;2(7925):93-5 34 hypertensive patients were assigned at random either to six weeks’ treatment by yoga relaxation methods with bio-feedback or to placebo therapy (general relaxation). Both groups showed a reduction in blood-pressure (from 168/100 to 141/84 mm. Hg in the treated group and from 169/101 to 160/96 mm Hg in the control […]
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(January 18, 1975)
Summary: Lancet 1975 Jan 11;1(7898):62-4 Twenty hypertensive patients treated by psychophysical relaxation exercises were followed up monthly for 12 months. Age and sex matched hypertensive controls were similarly followed up for 9 months. Statistically significant reductions in blood-pressure (BP) and antihypertensive drug requirements were satisfactorily maintained in the treatment group. Mere repetition of B.P. measurements and […]
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