Yoga Therapy may be used as an integrated form of exercise to improve symptoms and quality of life in patients with asthma, some scientists suggested.
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the air way of the lung with recurring symptoms, such as wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing.
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.
In a randomized controlled trial of yoga effect in patients of asthma through searching the database of MEDLINE/PubMed, Scopus, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PsycINFO, CAM-Quest, CAMbase, and IndMED up to January 2014, researchers found that yoga intervention improved
* Asthma control, asthma symptoms
* Health quality of life
* Peak expiratory flow rate and ratio of forced expiatory volume in 1 second to forced vital capacity and Yoga was not associated with serious adverse events.
Truly, yoga mindfulness intervention have a significantly reduced stress implication on central nervous system in production of stress hormones in activated hormone prostaglandin H2 to precipitated muscle constriction of the lung, ameliorated risk of tightening of the smooth muscle around the airways in initiated shadowed, breathing, fast, and difficult.
Yoga relaxation and meditation also improved the production of natural production of antioxidant found in the body in reduced the oxidative stress in decreased enzymes nitric oxide synthases(NOSs) in catalyed the production of nitric oxide (NO) from L-arginine in modulated vascular tone, thus promoting lung blood vessel relaxation in attenuated risk of asthmatic attacks.
Moreover, yoga postures and slow breathing also improved lung function by increased blood flow to the organ and decreased sympathetic reactivity and relaxed voluntary inspiratory and expiratory muscles, thus ameliorated risk of CO2 accumulation in initiated asthma attacks.
The result of analysis indicated a strong impact of yoga intervention in improved quality of life of asthma patients through engaging in physical and social activity without worrying of fear of sudden asthma attack, psychologically.
According to the study, after 8 weeks of yoga lessons, yoga group showed
* A statistically significant improvement in "symptoms", "activities" and "environmental" domains, according to the Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ) at week 8
* A reduction in daily number and severity of attacks and
* A decrease the use of medicine gradually during week 4 and 8 in compared to the baseline
According to the research, yoga intervention expressed a significant increase of the
* Forced Vital Capacity and Forced Expiratory Volume from the date of admission up to 6th month,
* Maximum Voluntary Ventilation from admission till the date of discharge and
* Peak Expiratory Flow Rate from admission till the 36th month of follow-up
With all findings, researchers suggested that Yoga participated may be used as secondary therapy in conjucntion with standard pharmacological treatment in significantly improved symptoms and quality of life in patients with bronchial asthma.
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(1) Yoga for asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis by Cramer H1, Posadzki P2, Dobos G3, Langhorst J3.(PubMed)
(2) Assessment of the quality of life in patients with bronchial asthma, before and after yoga: a randomised trial by Sodhi C1, Singh S, Bery A.(PubMed)
(3) Efficacy of naturopathy and yoga in bronchial asthma by Rao YC, Kadam A, Jagannathan A, Babina N, Rao R, Nagendra HR(PubMed).