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Neurological Conditions Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, Headache

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Review Papers

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The Impact of Mind-body Exercises on Motor Function, Depressive Symptoms, and Quality of Life in Parkinson's Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Jin X, Wang L, Liu S, Zhu L, Loprinzi PD, Fan X.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Dec 18;17(1).
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Yoga for Treating Headaches: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Anheyer D, Klose P, Lauche R, Saha FJ, Cramer H.
J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Oct 30.
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Effectiveness of movement and body awareness therapies in patients with fibromyalgia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Bravo C, Skjaerven LH, Guitard Sein-Echaluce L, Catalan-Matamoros D.
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2019 Oct;55(5):646-657l.
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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

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Changes in Nonmotor Symptoms Following an 8-Week Yoga Intervention for People with Parkinson's Disease.
Walter AA, Adams EV, Van Puymbroeck M, Crowe BM, Urrea-Mendoza E, Hawkins BL, Sharp J, Woschkolup K, Revilla FJ, Schmid AA.
Int J Yoga Therap. 2019 Nov;29(1):91-99.
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Impact of daily yoga-based exercise on pain, catastrophizing, and sleep amongst individuals with fibromyalgia.
Lazaridou A, Koulouris A, Devine JK, Haack M, Jamison RN, Edwards RR, Schreiber KL.
J Pain Res. 2019 Oct 17;12:2915-2923.
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Yoga Improves Balance and Low-Back Pain, but Not Anxiety, in People with Parkinson's Disease.
LMyers PS, Harrison EC, Rawson KS, Horin AP, Sutter EN, McNeely ME, Earhart GM.
Int J Yoga Therap. 2019 Oct 4.
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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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Perceived Activities and Participation Outcomes of a Yoga Intervention for Individuals with Parkinson's Disease: A Mixed Methods Study.
Hawkins BL, Van Puymbroeck M, Walter A, Sharp J, Woshkolup K, Urrea-Mendoza E, Revilla F, Schmid AA.
Int J Yoga Therap. 2018 Nov;28(1):51-61.
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Effects of yoga on oxidative stress, motor function, and non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease: a pilot randomized controlled trial.
Cheung C, Bhimani R, Wyman JF, Konczak J, Zhang L, Mishra U, Terluk M, Kartha RV, Tuite P.
Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2018 Oct 23;4:162.
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Yoga in Children with Epilepsy: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Kanhere SV, Bagadia DR, Phadke VD, Mukherjee PS.
J Pediatr Neurosci. 2018 Oct-Dec;13(4):410-415.
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Functional Improvements in Parkinson's Disease Following a Randomized Trial of Yoga.
Van Puymbroeck M, Walter AA, Hawkins BL, Sharp JL, Woschkolup K, Urrea-Mendoza E, Revilla F, Adams EV, Schmid AA.
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2018 Jun 3;2018:8516351.
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Controlled pilot study of the effects of power yoga in Parkinson's disease.
Ni M, Mooney K, Signorile JF.
Complement Ther Med. 2016 Apr;25:126-31.
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Comparative Effect of Power Training and High-Speed Yoga on Motor Function in Older Patients With Parkinson Disease.
Ni M, Signorile JF, Mooney K, Balachandran A, Potiaumpai M, Luca C, Moore JG, Kuenze CM, Eltoukhy M, Perry AC.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Mar;97(3):345-354.e15.
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A randomized controlled pilot study of the therapeutic effects of yoga in people with Parkinson's disease.
Sharma NK, Robbins K, Wagner K, Colgrove YM.
Int J Yoga. 2015 Jan;8(1):74-9.
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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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