This article from from Psychology Today discussing how Yoga Therapy can help mood disorders. It references a recent 2023 study of Yoga Therapy and it’s beneficial role in reducing the effects of functional dyspepsia and chronic stress for those in high-stress jobs.
“Yoga therapy can play a bidirectional role in the regulation of gut-brain axis, i.e., from top-down as well as bottom-up pathway. ”
Researchers have found that the overall use of several complementary health approaches, and their use for pain management specifically, rose substantially over the last couple of decades, researchers found. Published by JAMA, they reported:
- The overall use of CHAs increased from 19.2% in 2002 to 36.7% in 2022. Their use for pain increased from 42.3% to 49.2%.
- Yoga saw the highest rise in overall use from 2002 to 2022 from 5% to 15.8%.
- Meditation has the highest prevalence of any CHA in 2022, at 17.3%.
- Researchers said the increases could be due to several factors, such as the need to replace potentially harmful opioids.
Healthcare systems worldwide are recognizing the importance of addressing physician burnout to ensure the sustainability and effectiveness of delivering quality health care. A randomized clinical trial showed that those physicians who practiced Sudarshan Kriya Yoga reported significantly reduced stress, less depression and a decrease in insomnia, as well as a “significant improvement in professional fulfillment and significant decreases in exhaustion, interpersonal disengagement and burnout.”