Sunday, 15 October 2017

Alternative Therapy: Yoga, the Ancient Technique for reduced Risk and Treatment of Prenatal Depression

Kyle J. Norton

Good news to all pregnant mothers's yoga participants, attended yoga lesson may improve physical and mental health of both mother and fetus as well as reduced risk and management of prenatal depression, the renowned joint study suggested.

Yoga is a ancient practical technique of India, included breath control, meditation, bodily movement and gesture,..... with an aim to achieve harmonization of the body, mind, and spirit.

Depression is a normal response as part of our daily lives such as the loss of s job, the death of a love one, and illness. Over 30 million Americans suffer from depression and the amount is increasing in an alarming rate. Depression may be a mental health disorder that can affect the way you eat, sleep, and the way you feel about yourself.

According to the Second Military Medical University, in a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) conducted by searching PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library and PsycINFO from all retrieved articles, yoga participant group showed a significantly reduced levels of depression.

In comparison (SMD, -0.46; CI, -0.90 to -0.03; p = 0.04) to controlled group to non-depressed women (SMD, -0.87; CI, -1.22 to -0.52; p < 0.00001) and depression women group, in compared to control,  yoga group expressed a statistically significant lower of depression, particularly in depressive symptoms of prenatally depressed women.

Dr. Gong H lhe lead researcher of the joint study said, "There were two kinds of yoga: the physical-exercise-based yoga and integrated yoga, which, besides physical exercises, included pranayama, meditation or deep relaxation. " and " the level of depression was significantly decreased in the integrated yoga group (SMD, -0.79; CI, -1.07 to -0.51; p < 0.00001) but not significantly reduced in physical-exercise-based yoga group (SMD, -0.41; CI, -1.01 to -0.18; p = 0.17)".

Additionally, a pilot randomized controlled trial (RCT) comparing a prenatal yoga intervention to perinatal-focused health education in pregnant women with depression, also suggested that although both group experience the same efficacy in reduced symptoms of depression, participants favored yoga.

In another larger scale RCT, prenatal yoga group also experienced a remarkable improvement of mood during pregnancy.

Furthermore, a 10-week prenatal yoga program for antenatal depression, accompanying yoga instructors' manual of 34 depressed pregnant women from the community, also indicated that prenatal yoga intervention significantly decreased the severity of participants' depression.

According to the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, prenatal yoga may be a best solution in addressing prenatal depression, as they are acceptable and favorable by most of the participants. 

Taking altogether, yoga lessons no doubt can be used as integrated form of exercise in reduced risk and management of prenatal depression, especially for pregnant women with previous syndrome.

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Author biography
Kyle J. Norton, Master of Nutrients
Health article writer and researcher; Over 10.000 articles and research papers have been written and published on line, including world wide health, ezine articles, article base, healthblogs, selfgrowth, best before it's news, the karate GB daily, etc.,.
Named TOP 50 MEDICAL ESSAYS FOR ARTISTS & AUTHORS TO READ by Named 50 of the best health Tweeters Canada - Huffington Post
Nominated for shorty award over last 4 years
Some articles have been used as references in medical research, such as international journal Pharma and Bio science, ISSN 0975-6299.

(1) Yoga for prenatal depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis by Gong H1, Ni C2, Shen X3, Wu T4, Jiang C5.(PubMed)
(2) A pilot randomized controlled trial comparing prenatal yoga to perinatal health education for antenatal depression by Uebelacker LA1,2,3, Battle CL4,5,6, Sutton KA7, Magee SR1,3, Miller IW1(PubMed)

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