Fibromyalgia (FM) is a body disorder, causing great muscular skeletal pain and fatigue, affection nearly about 2million adults in Britain, and several millions globally. Therefore, it is time to get your body moving again by combining easy stretches and relaxation techniques alongside your standard treatment, for effective relief, reports express.co.uk.
According to the study carried out by a team from Oregon Health and Science University, patients taking “yoga awareness programme”, along with their standard treatment showed remarkable improvement, in comparison to control group sufferers.
The Research Head, James Carson, said that although yoga has been practiced for ages, only recently researchers have begun to demonstrate the positive effects of yoga in helping those suffering from persistent pain.
The experts conducted the study on a group of women, as at least 80 percent of FM cases are women. Yoga practice was incorporated to address fatigue, pain, sleep disturbance and emotional distress in FM patients. The classes involved gentle stretching poses, mindfulness meditation and breathing techniques.
On completing the treatment programme, women in the yoga programme group showed far more improvements in their symptoms and general mood, in comparison to the control group.
The finding of this pilot study is, no-doubt, a promising preliminary support for beneficial effects of yoga in FM patients, Carson concluded.