Pilkington, Karen and CAM-Cancer Consortium, . (2013) Yoga. Documentation. National Information Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NIFAB), CAM-Cancer Database.

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Yoga is a practice originating in India which usually consists of physical exercises (stretches or asanas), breathing techniques and meditation or relaxation. It is taught in yoga classes, can be practised by the individual or incorporated into stress management programmes. Yoga is claimed to have a range of physical, psychological and spiritual benefits. Evidence from eight systematic reviews of small clinical trials in breast cancer patients suggests yoga has small, short-term beneficial effects on quality of life and well-being. Evidence is conflicting or non-significant for effects on fatigue, physical function, psychological health and sleep. Few adverse events are reported in clinical trials and adverse effects appear to be rare based on the limited number of case reports in the literature. Single case reports of serious adverse events indicate that these are possible, particularly with certain practices applied too aggressively.

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Life Sciences, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Rachel Wheelhouse
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2014 08:57
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2014 08:57

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