Swedish research

Research on MediYoga has been conducted in Sweden since 1998 when the first Swedish study on MediYoga for chronic back pain was conducted at Karolinska Institutet.


Danderyd University Hospital has been conducting research into MediYoga for various heart problems, heart attacks, atrial fibrillation and strokes etc. since 2007. Danderyd University Hospital has been using MediYoga as a regular part of rehabilitation for its cardiac patients since January 2010. Karolinska Institutet is continuing to conduct research on MediYoga for the back. Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge is conducting research into MediYoga for heart failure, and Danderyd is planning more extensive new studies in this area.


The following is a compilation of abstracts of research, investigations and studies that have been performed, primarily on MediYoga in Sweden since 1998. You can download the entire paper or a summary, in PDF format.


(August 22, 2016)
2016-Cost-effectiveness-of-Non-invasive-and-non-pharmological-interventions-for-low-back-pain_A-systematice-review_2016.pdf  View | Download
Categories: Back
(August 7, 2014)
2014-Medicinsk-yoga-mot-stress.pdf  View | Download
Summary: The prevalence of stress-related illness has grown in recent years. Many of these patients seek help in primary health care. Yoga can reduce stress and thus complements pharmacological therapy in medical practice. To our knowledge, no studies have investigated patients’ experiences of yoga treatment in a primary health care setting or, specifically, the experiences of […]
Categories: Stress
(March 20, 2013)
stress.pdf  View | Download
Summary: MediYoga for stress-related symptoms and illnesses in patients in primary care. Monica Köhn, Ulla Persson-Lundholm, Agneta Anderzén Carlsson, Bryngelsson Ing-Liss, Elisabeth Westerdahl. Nora Clinic and the Clinical Science Research Centre, Örebro County Council. The purpose of this study was to evaluate medical yoga treatment in patients with stress-related symptoms and diagnosis in primary health care. […]
Categories: Stress
(March 20, 2010)
Effects-of-Mediyoga-on-quality-of-life.pdf  View | Download
Summary: Poor quality of life is common among subjects with AF. Yoga has been shown to have positive effects on both mental and physical health. The aim of this study was to investigate whether medical yoga has any effect, on perceived quality of life, blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR).
Categories: Heart
(March 18, 2010)
Svedala-Högt-blodtryck.docx_sv-SE_en-GB.pdf  View | Download
Summary: High blood pressure is one of the most common diseases in the western world and the healthcare costs of treating high blood pressure and associated illnesses are continuously rising. We know that stress affects blood pressure, and that this is a factor that is difficult to influence. Several studies have shown that yoga can help […]
Categories: General
(March 20, 2009)
Danderyd-hjärtinfakt.docx_sv-SE_en-GB.pdf  View | Download
Summary: Yoga has been practised for around 5,000 years and is proven to offer both physical and mental health benefits. Rehabilitation is particularly important in the case of patients who have suffered a myocardial infarction (heart attack) to reduce a recurrence. This study was designed to investigate the possible benefits of medical yoga, as part of […]
Categories: Heart
(March 21, 2006)
Mittuniversitetet-Stress-Blodtryck.docx_sv-SE_en-GB.pdf  View | Download
Summary: The study is designed to investigate whether yoga and meditation has an effect on stress related illnesses, in this case with the focus on hypertension, which is now classed as one of the major illnesses. The study was based on a review of literature on the subject and an analysis of scientific articles, plus personal […]
Categories: Stress
(March 20, 1999)
IMY-Sömn.docx_sv-SE_en-GB.pdf  View | Download
Summary: Over the eight week course of this investigation, the participants were asked a number of questions in order to determine if and in which case how, their sleep patterns had changed in connection with doing yoga. They were asked three different questions concerning hours, minutes and number of times they got up in the night. […]
Categories: General
(March 20, 1998)
KI-Rygg.docx_sv-SE_en-GB.pdf  View | Download
Summary: The purpose of this study is to investigate the benefits of Kundalini Yoga as a treatment method for non-specific back pain. The scoring system used in the investigation measures changes in the perceived pain score and how pain affects various aspects of psychological well-being and behaviour such as e.g. perceived control of pain and quality […]
Categories: Back