Monday, 6 November 2017

Alternative Therapy: Yoga, in Ameliorated Risk and Treatment of Hypertension

Kyle J. Norton (Scholar, Master of Nutrients, All right reserved)
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People who participated in yoga class are less likely to develop heart disease as yoga is found to normalize blood pressure in hypertension, one of the con founders, a renowned study suggested.

Hypertension is a condition of abnormal high blood pressure  and considered as one of main cause of heart diseases.

Yoga, the ancient technique practice for harmonized external and internal body well being, through breath control, meditation, bodily movement and gesture..... has been well known for people in Western world and some parts in Asia due to health benefits reported by various respectable institutes' research and supported by health advocates.

According to the joint study led by the Uttarakhand Ayurved University, yoga was the best form of physical exercise in reduced risk hypertension through increased blood flow to the brain and reduced stress impacted to the brain calming effects.

In a total of 64 participants (age 53.6 ± 13.1 years) (experimental group), with the result in comparison of control group of 26 healthy volunteers, in 1-month yoga practice, yoga group displayed a astonished improvement in decreased BMI (26.4 ± 2.5-25.22 ± 2.4), systolic BP (136.9 ± 22.18 mmHg to 133 ± 21.38 mmHg), and diastolic BP (84.7 ± 6.5 mmHg to 82.34 ± 7.6 mmHg). in compared to control.

Promisingly, Dr.Chauhan A, the lead author said, " yoga practice has potential to control BMI and BP without taking any medication".

Additionally, in the review of literature published between 1946 and 2014 from periodicals indexed in Ovid Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, KoreaMed, and NDSL with keywords: "hypertension," "blood pressure," "psychotherapy," "relaxation therapy," "meditation," "yoga," and "mind-body therapy." , researchers at the joint study led by the Soonchunhyang University, indicated that participants attended yoga class expressed a significant decrease both systolic and diastolic BP, in compared to the baseline. 

In compared to meditation students, the study suggested, "meditation played a noticeable role in decreasing the BP of subjects older than 60 years of age, whereas yoga seemed to contribute to the decrease of subjects aged less than 60 years".

Even with the amazing result in both meditation and yoga group, Dr. Park SH, the led author concerned, "While acknowledging the limitations of this research due to the differences in BP and the participants' ages, meditation and yoga are demonstrated to be effective alternatives to pharmacotherapy. Given that BP decreased with the use of meditation and yoga, and this effect varied in different age groups, scientifically measured outcomes indicate that these practices are safe alternatives in some cases".

In support to the above differentiation, the Lund University, filed a 191 patients (mean age 64.7 years, s.d. 8.4) allocated to yoga intervention (n=96) and control group (n=95), with a total proportion of 52% women, multi-centre randomized controlled trial with follow-up after 12-week yoga intervention completion, involved yoga's impact on blood pressure (BP) and quality of life (QOL) and on stress, depression and anxiety in patients with hypertension, participants in yoga intervention showed a significant reduction in systolic and diastolic BP for both groups (-3.8/-1.7 mm Hg for yoga and -4.5/-3.0 mm Hg for control groups, respectively). and improvements in some of the QOL and depression measures (P<0.05, Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale, HADS-D) compared with control.

Taking together, strong evidences suggested that yoga practice not only reduced risk and prevent early onset of hypertension but also improved stress and quality of life in participants.

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(1) Yoga Practice Improves the Body Mass Index and Blood Pressure: A Randomized Controlled Trial by Chauhan A1, Semwal DK2, Mishra SP3, Semwal RB4.(PubMed)
(2) Blood Pressure Response to Meditation and Yoga: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis by Park SH1, Han KS2.(PubMed)
(3) Hypertension analysis of stress reduction using mindfulness meditation and yoga: results from the HARMONY randomized controlled trial by Blom K1, Baker B, How M, Dai M, Irvine J, Abbey S, Abramson BL, Myers MG, Kiss A, Perkins NJ, Tobe SW.(PubMed)

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