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Abstract Title:

A study of the effect of yoga training on pulmonary functions in patients with bronchial asthma.

Abstract Source:

Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2009 Apr-Jun;53(2):169-74. PMID: 20112821

Abstract Author(s):

Candy Sodhi, Sheena Singh, P K Dandona

Article Affiliation:

Department of Physiology, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana - 141 007.

Abstract:

The role of yoga breathing exercises, as an adjunct treatment for bronchial asthma is well recognized. One hundred twenty patients of asthma were randomized into two groups i.e Group A (yoga training group) and Group B (control group). Each group included sixty patients. Pulmonary function tests were performed on all the patients at baseline, after 4 weeks and then after 8 weeks. Majority of the subjects in the two groups had mild disease (34 patients in Group A and 32 in Group B). Group A subjects showed a statistically significant increasing trend (P<0.01) in % predicted peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR), forced expiratory volume in the first second (FEV1), forced vital capacity (FVC), forced mid expiratory flow in 0.25-0.75 seconds (FEF25-75) and FEV1/FVC% ratio at 4 weeks and 8 weeks as compared to Group B. Thus, yoga breathing exercises used adjunctively with standard pharmacological treatment significantly improves pulmonary functions in patients with bronchial asthma.

Study Type : Human Study
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