The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

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    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Scientific basis for yoga

    Dr. Timothy McCall, writing at YogaJournal.com, makes the case for yoga.

    Here’s what we know.

    Stress

    • Yoga is arguably the most comprehensive approach to fighting stress.
    • Yoga improves the quality of life.
    • It also appears to diminish the side effects of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and other treatments, and may increase the odds of survival.
    • Many yoga practices, including quiet asana, slow breathing, meditation, and guided imagery, increase activation of the parasympathetic nervous system and lead to mental relaxation.
      • The parasympathetic nervous system slows the heart and lowers blood pressure, allowing recovery after a stressful event

    More effects of yoga are discussed in the article.

    11/9/11 21:52 JR

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