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Neurological Conditions

Below is a list of citations of research articles published in peer-reviewed biomedical journals relevant to the topic on this page. There are two types of citations:

  1. Citations for review, summary, and scientific/clinical hypothesis papers that summarize and analyze the yoga research in this specific area; these are the best resource for becoming familiar with the literature;
  2. Citations of individual study publications that are notable from a historical, scientific, mechanistic, clinical, sociological, epidemiological, philosophical, and/or policy aspect.

Links for many of these citations will take you to the full-text of the publication. Otherwise, in the case of publications copyrighted by the journal, links will take you to abstracts of the publications, and you then can acquire the full text articles by purchasing them directly from the journal, by obtaining free access through a medical library that subscribes to the journal, or by directly requesting them from the corresponding author via email.

Review Papers

Review Papers

Yoga for epilepsy.
Panebianco M, Sridharan K, Ramaratnam S.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Oct 5;10:CD001524.
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Evidence based effects of yoga in neurological disorders.
Mooventhan A, Nivethitha L.
J Clin Neurosci. 2017 Sep;43:61-67.
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Alternative treatment of restless legs syndrome: an overview of the evidence for mind-body interventions, lifestyle interventions, and neutraceuticals.
Bega D, Malkani R.
Sleep Med. 2016 Jan;17:99-105.
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Effects of mind-body exercises on the physiological and psychosocial well-being of individuals with Parkinson's disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Kwok JY, Choi KC, Chan HY.
Complement Ther Med. 2016 Dec;29:121-131.
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An Integrated Methodology to Assess Compliance with Delphi Survey Key Components of Yoga Interventions for Musculoskeletal Conditions as Applied in a Systematic Review of Fibromyalgia Studies.
Fischer-White TG, Anderson JG, Taylor AG.
Explore (NY). 2016 Mar-Apr;12(2):100-12.
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Effects of yoga exercises for headaches: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.
Kim SD.
J Phys Ther Sci. 2015 Jul;27(7):2377-80.
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Yoga for epilepsy.
Panebianco M, Sridharan K, Ramaratnam S.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 May 2;(5):CD001524.
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Efficacy and safety of meditative movement therapies in fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Langhorst J, Klose P, Dobos GJ, Bernardy K, Häuser W.
Rheumatol Int. 2013 Jan;33(1):193-207. doi: 10.1007/s00296-012-2360-1.
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Notable Publications

Notable Publications

Effects of Mindfulness Yoga vs Stretching and Resistance Training Exercises on Anxiety and Depression for People With Parkinson Disease: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Kwok JYY, Kwan JCY, Auyeung M, Mok VCT, Lau CKY, Choi KC, Chan HYL.
JAMA Neurol. 2019 Jul 1;76(7):755-763.
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The therapeutic value of yoga in neurological disorders.
Mishra SK, Singh P, Bunch SJ, Zhang R.
Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2012 Oct;15(4):247-54.
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A pilot randomized controlled trial of the Yoga of Awareness program in the management of fibromyalgia.
Carson JW, Carson KM, Jones KD, Bennett RM, Wright CL, Mist SD.
Pain. 2010 Nov;151(2):530-9.
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