Monday, 19 February 2018

Alternative Therapy: Yoga for Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders

Kyle J. Norton 

Yoga may be used as a secondary exercise alone or combined standard therapy for treatment of psychiatric disorders, a reviewed study suggested.

Yoga, the ancient technique practice 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 a review of literature published online, including randomized, controlled trials with yoga as the central component of the intervention, researchers showed that 10 out 13 trials chosen indicated a positive effect in use of yoga as an ancillary treatment of in patients with psychiatric disorders.

Also, the review of trials both unpublished and published with no limitation placed on year of publication before 2000 satisfied the criteria of acceptable quality and relevance from databases of PubMed/MEDLINE, Cochrane Control Trials Register, Google Scholar, and EBSCO, filed the following results with 10 studies were chosen
* After adjusting to other risk factors, the a pooled displayed positive effect size of -3.25
* Yoga participants expressed a statistically significant evidence as an adjunct treatment for major psychiatric disorders
* Yoga may be used as an aid in the treatment of disorders for which current treatments are found to be inadequate or to carry severe liabilities.

More importantly, researchers also point outed, "As current psychopharmacologic interventions for severe mental illness are associated with increased risk of weight gain as well as other metabolic side effects that increase patients' risk for cardiovascular disease".

Truly, yoga intervention in restore the balance and mental calmness may have a sustainable effect into tackling psychosomatic problems and psychiatric disorders. However, according to some researchers, it is often difficult to motivate a mental illness person to feel comfortable in doing yoga practices, but with the patience of the caregivers in gently persuaded, as time progressed, most patients might slowly enjoy the exercise and eager to carry on.

According to Dr. H. R. Nagendra, yoga practice may specifically help person with mental illness in several ways, probably as a result of yoga mindfulness and slow breathing in reconnected and re balanced the mind and body in induced a state of calmness to the central nervous system in ameliorated the transmitting of faulty chemistry between neurons in facilitated wrongly emotional responses. These results
1. Reduce patient with mental disorder through attenuated emotional agitations in expression of unrelated thing, one of major cause of psychological incompetence.
2. Improve awareness by bringing back the presence and dealing them with the positive ways through increasing the scope of awareness of the surrounding, including connection with other people and paying attention of the reality and moving away from the delusional past, thus increasing acceptance and adaptability to the new change for better recovery.
3. And also promote the sense of security of the mental illness patients, Dr. H. R. Nagendra said," Bhakti yoga or indeed any form of devotion and surrender to a supreme entity or a role model of a person will be of great source of strength to a “recovered” patient (i.e., a person who, through medication, no longer has symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, or bizarre behavior, in general).

The competence of these interventions may induce the reconnected and rebalanced of mental and emotional levels, thus reducing risk mental illness in expression of wrong things due to enslaved to emotions.

In other words, by reconnected and balanced mental and emotional levels, yoga practice reduced mental diseases in risk of emotional congeallation within an individual in manifest themselves externally, such as anger, jealousy.

The above differentiation were supported by the study in the explored ancient system of Kundalini yoga  conduced by University of California.

According to the research, yoga may be considered as a treatment of psychiatric disorders techniques, due to
* 2 published clinical trials showed a significant effect of Kundalini yoga for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), the fourth most common psychiatric disorder.
*. The OCD protocol provided by Kundalini yoga also reduced anxiety in patients
*. Patients after taking the yoga classed also demonstrated in learning to manage fear, tranquilizing an angry mind and turning negative thoughts into positive thoughts.

Dr. Shannahoff-Khalsa DS said, " a number of other disorder-specific meditation techniques are included here to help bring these tools to the attention of the medical and scientific community. (Other than psychiatric disorders) these techniques (also) are specific for phobias, addictive and substance abuse disorders, major depressive disorders, dyslexia, grief, insomnia and other sleep disorders".

Taking altogether, there is sufficient information led to accepting yoga as an ancillary treatment for patients with psychiatric disorders.

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Author Biography
Kyle J. Norton (Scholar, Master of Nutrion, 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) Yoga as an ancillary treatment for neurological and psychiatric disorders: a review by Meyer HB1, Katsman A, Sones AC, Auerbach DE, Ames D, Rubin RT.(PubMed)
(2) Effectiveness of yoga therapy as a complementary treatment for major psychiatric disorders: a meta-analysis by Cabral P1, Meyer HB, Ames D.(PubMed)
(3) Integrated Yoga Therapy for mental Illnes by H. R. Nagendra(PMC)

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