Thursday, 14 December 2017

Alternative Therapy: Yoga, in Reduced Risk and Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders

Kyle J. Norton 

Yoga, as an adjunct intervention may be combined to standard treatment in reduced symptoms and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, some scientists suggested.

Gastrointestinal diseases are the class of diseases of the digestive system including the diseases of  esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine and rectum

Yoga, the ancient technique for harmonized external and internal body well beings, through breath control, meditation, bodily movement and gesture..... has been best  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.

In comparison of the effectiveness of standard medical care (SMC) and mixture of yoga poses, meditation, and relaxation exercises given once a week in group of 69 patients, ages 8 to 18 years, with abdominal pain-related functional gastrointestinal disorders (AP-FGIDs), at the end of experiment, yoga participated group demonstrated a significant improvement of all aspects related  to abdominal pain-related functional gastrointestinal disorders (AP-FGIDs) of 58% inconpared to only 29% of non yoga group.

Subanalyses over the time period of 12 months, also expressed a significantly greater reduction of pain score by 50% in favor of YT.

In fact, the presence of abdominal pain-related functional gastrointestinal disorders (AP-FGIDs may be a stress related disease. As stress elevates hormone production of cortisol levels in activation of the "flight or fight" response which directs blood flow to the nervous system, causing the reduced blood circulation for muscle of the digestive system to perform its function optimally, thus inducing symptoms expression of digestive disorder such as abdominal pain.

According to Dr. E A Mayer in the article of The neurobiology of stress and gastrointestinal disease, "the role of stress in the modulation of the most common gastrointestinal disorders has traditionally been considered a domain of psychology, and has frequently been lumped together with the role of ..... Chronically elevated cortisol levels".

Additionally, stress also was found to associate to reduce function of immune system in fighting against viral bacterial invasion, in induced gastrointestinal infection and inflammation.

Some researchers suggested that chronic stress may induce ulcer as a result of over expression of hormone adrenaline and depressed digestive system.

Yoga exercise has been found to induce a state of calmness in reduced central nervous tension caused by stress events and create a clear mind to tackle the stress in a positive way through relaxation and breathing, particularly, in harmonization of  the mind and body, yoga lead us to the stage existed in the present moment and connected mindful, conscious and connected way in solving stress.

Dr. Korterink JJ, the led author said, "At 1-year follow-up, YT in addition to standard care was superior compared with SMC according to treatment success, PIS, and reduction of school absence".

Interestingly, yoga therapy also showed to improve gastrointestinal disorder in day time behavior problems of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), by reduced levels of inflammation in intestinal tract, irritation bowel syndrome, bloating and other digestion related problems.

Additional analysis also suggested that child attended yoga class also expressed improved Gl problems such as chronic constipation, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, bloody stools, vomiting and flatulence.

In depth differentiation, yoga exercised by children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) exerted a significant improvement in over all aspects.

Dr. Kumar Narasingharao, the led author after taking into account of other confounders, at the conclusion said, "Yoga affects both physiological and psychological level which helps in overall development of ASD children and thus, enhancing the quality of life of children as well as family".

The information findings suggested that yoga may be used as a secondary form of therapy to assist standard intervention in reduced risk and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders

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Author Biography
Kyle J. Norton (Scholar, Master of Nutrients, All right reserved)
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) Complementary Healthcare Practices: Stress Management for Gastrointestinal Disorders:The Use of Kundalini Yoga Meditation Techniques by Shannahoff-Khalsa, David(PubMed)
(2) Yoga Therapy for Abdominal Pain-Related Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial by Korterink JJ1, Ockeloen LE, Hilbink M, Benninga MA, Deckers-Kocken JM.(PubMed)
(3) Sleep Disorder, Gastrointestinal Problems and Behaviour Problems Seen in Autism Spectrum Disorder Children and Yoga as Therapy: A Descriptive Review by Narasingharao K1, Pradhan B2, Navaneetham J3(PubMed)
(4) Stress, Illness and the Immune System by Saul McLeod. (Published 2010).

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