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Respiratory Health

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

Effectiveness of meditative movement on COPD: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Wu LL, Lin ZK, Weng HD, Qi QF, Lu J, Liu KX.
Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2018 Apr 17;13:1239-1250.
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Efficacy of yoga training in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Li C, Liu Y, Ji Y, Xie L, Hou Z.
Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2018 Feb;30:33-37.
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Yoga for asthma.
Yang ZY, Zhong HB, Mao C, Yuan JQ, Huang YF, Wu XY, Gao YM, Tang JL.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Apr 27;4:CD010346.
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Yoga in the Management of Chronic Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Desveaux L, Lee A, Goldstein R, Brooks D.
Med Care. 2015 Jul;53(7):653-61.
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Effects of controlled breathing exercises and respiratory muscle training in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: results from evaluating the quality of evidence in systematic reviews.
Borge CR, Hagen KB, Mengshoel AM, Omenaas E, Moum T, Wahl AK.
BMC Pulm Med. 2014 Nov 21;14:184.
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Effects of yoga training in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Liu XC, Pan L, Hu Q, Dong WP, Yan JH, Dong L.
J Thorac Dis. 2014 Jun;6(6):795-802.
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Yoga for asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Cramer H, Posadzki P, Dobos G, Langhorst J.
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2014 Jun;112(6):503-510.e5.
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Meditative movement for respiratory function: a systematic review.
Lorenc AB, Wang Y, Madge SL, Hu X, Mian AM, Robinson N.
Respir Care. 2014 Mar;59(3):427-40.
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Breathing exercises for dysfunctional breathing/hyperventilation syndrome in adults.
Jones M, Harvey A, Marston L, O'Connell NE.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 May 31;(5):CD009041.
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Nasal saline irrigations for the symptoms of acute and chronic rhinosinusitis.
Achilles N, Mösges R.
Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2013 Apr;13(2):229-35.
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Breathing Exercises and/or Retraining Techniques in the Treatment of Asthma: Comparative Effectiveness [Internet].
O’Connor E, Patnode CD, Burda BU, Buckley DI, Whitlock EP.
Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2012 Sep.
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Breathing exercises for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Holland AE, Hill CJ, Jones AY, McDonald CF.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Oct 17;10:CD008250.
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Notable Publications

Notable Publications

Evaluation of the Feasibility of a Home-Based TeleYoga Intervention in Participants with Both Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Heart Failure.
Donesky D, Selman L, McDermott K, Citron T, Howie-Esquivel J.
J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Sep;23(9):713-721.
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