YOGA -50 Diseases Scientifically Proven to Help Heal

YogaDr.Timothy McCall M.D. a yoga teacher and proponent, has compiled a fantastic collection of OVER 50 scientific studies that have been done on the healing benefits of yoga.  He is the author of the book “Yoga as Medicine- The Yogic Prescription for Health & Healing”, and lectures across the country on yoga and healing.  As you will see the diversity of conditions that yoga science can treat is stunning! The list of conditions could have a major impact on the health status of our country if more would practice the comprehensive system of yoga.  This includes yoga’s ethical guidelines (Yamas & Niyamas) as well as the physical postures (Asana) and breathing practices (Pranayama) all the way to meditation (which really makes you feel good!).

Here is a list of the conditions that will benefit from the science and practice of the complete system of yoga (& the research to back it up):

  • Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse 
  • Anxiety 
  • Asthma 
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Back Pain
  • Balance Problems
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (e.g. Emphysema)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Drug Withdrawal
  • Eating Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Blood Pressure
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Kidney Failure
  • Mental Developmental Impairment
  • Menopausal (and Perimenopausal) Symptoms
  • Migraine and Tension Headaches
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuroses (e.g. Phobias)
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Osteoarthritis (Degenerative Arthritis) 
  • Pain (Chronic)
  • Pleural Effusion (Fluid Collection in the Lining of the Lung) 
  • Post Heart Attack Rehabilitation 
  • Post-Polio Syndrome 
  • Post-Operative Recovery 
  • Post-Stroke Rehabilitation 
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 
  • Pregnancy (both normal and complicated) 
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rhinitis (Inflammation of the Nose) 
  • Schizophrenia
  • Scoliosis (Curvature of the Spine) 
  • Sexual Function 
  • Sinusitis 
  • Tuberculosis 
  • Urinary Stress Incontinence

Wow! That is quite a list!  I’m confident that as scientists further explore the complete system of yoga, they will learn even more about what the yogis who created this amazing healing system knew.

Here is the article link with all the research:

50 Health Conditions Benefited by Yoga (With References)

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