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Disease and Disorders

This collection of research, “Disease and Disorders,” includes research done on individuals who have either a psychological/psychiatric or other medical condition of varying degrees of severity. The purpose of this research is to quantify the safety and efficacy of yoga for treatment of these disease states. These studies are considered as clinical treatment trials and are important for clinicians and policy makers to be able to make decisions about the potential of recommending yoga practices to different patient populations.

Musculoskeletal Health

Musculoskeletal Conditions

Learn how yoga is relevant to musculoskeletal-related medical conditions through clinical trial research that addresses the efficacy and safety of yoga for conditions, including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Rheumatic diseases
  • Fractures
Cancer

Cancer

Learn how yoga is relevant to cancer through clinical trial research that addresses the efficacy and safety of yoga relevant to:

  • Cancer patients in general
  • Cancer survivors in general
  • Breast, prostate, and other cancers specifically
  • Cancer treatment side effects
Pain and Inflammation

Pain and Inflammation

Learn how yoga is relevant to pain and inflammatory-related conditions (not including musculoskeletal conditions), including clinical trial research that addresses the efficacy and safety of yoga relevant to:

  • Chronic pain and chronic pain conditions
  • Inflammation and inflammatory conditions
Weight Management

Weight Management Conditions

Learn how yoga is relevant to weight management as well as eating disorders, including clinical trial research that addresses the efficacy and safety of yoga relevant to:

  • Weight management
  • Obesity
  • Eating disorders
  • Bulimia
  • Anorexia
  • Digestive disorders
  • Body image
Cardiovascular Health

Cardiovascular Conditions

Learn how research on yoga is relevant to cardiovascular conditions, including clinical trial research that addresses the efficacy and safety of yoga relevant to:

  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Stroke
Diabetes and Endocrine Health

Diabetes and Endocrine Conditions

Learn how yoga is relevant to diabetes-related and endocrine-related conditions, including clinical trial research that addresses the efficacy and safety of yoga relevant to:

  • Type 1 and 2 Diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome/prediabetes
  • Endocrine conditions
Mental Health, Depression and Anxiety

Depression and Anxiety

Learn how yoga is relevant to depressive and anxiety disorders, including clinical trial research that addresses the efficacy and safety of yoga relevant to:

  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Dysthymia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorders
Other Mental Health Conditions

Other Mental Health Conditions

Learn how yoga is relevant to mental health conditions other than those directly related to depression and anxiety, including clinical trial research that addresses the efficacy and safety of yoga relevant to:

  • Addictions
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Neuroses
  • Psychotic conditions
Child and Adolescent Conditions

Child and Adolescent Conditions

Learn how yoga is relevant to child and adolescent conditions/pediatrics, including clinical trial research that addresses the efficacy and safety of yoga relevant to:

  • Physical disorders
  • Mental/cognitive conditions
  • Emotional disorders
Respiratory Conditions

Respiratory Conditions

Learn how yoga is relevant to respiratory-related disorders, including clinical trial research that addresses the efficacy and safety of yoga relevant to:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Neurological Conditions

Neurological Conditions

Learn how yoga is relevant to neurological conditions, including clinical trial research that addresses the efficacy and safety of yoga relevant to:

  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Headache

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