Yoga may help reduce the symptoms of fibromyalgia - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/14/10

Yoga may help reduce the symptoms of fibromyalgia

By Karin McCay| email

Edited by Jordyn Nelson

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) ­- A new study finds out that yoga may help reduce the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University tested an eight week yoga program on a group of women with fibromyalgia, a disorder marked by chronic, widespread pain.

After the program, the women reported significantly less pain, fatigue, and depression than women in a control group, who only got the standard medications used for fibromyalgia. The yoga participants reported 24-percent less pain, 30-percent less fatigue, and 42-percent less depression.

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