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Yoga may aid stroke recovery

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July 28, 2012

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Richard Davey
September 5, 2012

Yoga is excellent for stroke recovery

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August 31, 2012

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August 28, 2012

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Polonsky
August 27, 2012

Nice article..
Yoga lowers blood sugar and cholesterol, while increasing good cholesterol. In diabetes, yoga helps control blood sugar by lowering cortisol and adrenal hormone levels, weight loss and improve insulin sensitivity. I love Yoga 🙂

dodo
August 16, 2012

yoga is like a teraphy for spiritual. normally, people always use this to improve their calmness which mean to improve brain working. so, strooke may cureable with this I think

Bizworldusa
August 13, 2012

The yoga is help full all ages and works equally for the all genders. This is one the best method to keep your tone active and live healthy.

Thank you,
Bizworldusa

SMK
August 3, 2012

Working in a hospital, I have seen so much devastation in the families of stroke patients. Having a stroke or knowing someone who has one is an awful thing; that is why I think any step towards stroke prevention is good. Even if some studies support this and others don’t, as long as there aren’t any serious side effects and you talk to your doctor, I don’t see how Yoga could harm anybody.

ams
August 2, 2012

According to the Natural Standard yoga monograph, this modality already has strong evidence ratings (Grade A) for asthma and hypertension. While yoga’s current grade with respect to stroke rehabilitation is C (unclear or conflicting scientific evidence), hopefully studies like the one mentioned in this post will bolster its use in this area and increase the evidence grade further.

The benefits of yoga can permeate through many aspects of a person’s life. I think further studies of this nature should also delve into yoga’s effects on other factors, like depression, resulting from physical or mental disability after a stroke.

Annette Asher
July 29, 2012

Whenever a new research confirms what we yogis already know – that yoga is beneficial for almost every kind of physical and mental health condition – we are glad but not surprised.

wood
July 28, 2012

I totally agreed. I have been studying yoga exercises and health for a while, and my research concluded yoga can significantly improve one health condition.

The key here is Yoga is not a stressful exercise. it’s easy and relaxing.

DR Wood Yan

roy sewpersad
August 2, 2012

My wife ,57 years, has had two stereotactic treatments for an acoustic neuroma . After the first procedure in 2006 she lost her hearing and some balance . After the second treatment in Aug 2011 she has had collapse of muscles on left side of her face, left eye does not completely close and always dry, balance much worse.
So her condition is not a direct result of a stroke but will rehabilitation and yoga help her?

Thanks you.

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