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Impact of Yoga in Asthma Treatment

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences,2017,7,2,1705-1708.
Published:June 2017
Type:Short Communication
Authors:
Author(s) affiliations:

Shruti Agnihotri1,*, Surya Kant1, SK Mishra2, Priyanka Gaur3

1Research Associate (ICMR), Department of Pulmonary Medicine, King Geoge's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. 

1Professor and Head, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

 2Naturopath, Institute of Human Consciousness and Yogic Sciences, Lucknow University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

3Research Scholar, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Abstract:

Asthma is one of the most discomforting of respiratory ailments, known to affect around 5% of the World's population. The prevalence of Asthma is approximately 300 million cases all over the world and India alone has about 15-20 million asthmatic patients. Out of every 250 death, one is due to asthma worldwide.Only standard medical treatment is one of the best medical treatments in relieving asthma and asthma attack, but now yoga has been a powerful weapon in defeating asthma. The curative and therapeutic aspect of yoga provide relief in asthma symptoms, it also improves the quality of life of the asthmatic patients and pulmonary functions. This review provides some evidences that yoga may be an effective tool in the management of asthma and can be practiced as an adjuvant therapy to standard medical therapy for better outcomes.

Impact of Yoga in Asthma Treatment