Yoga soothes fibromyalgia pain – CNN.com

by Darla Brown on October 16, 2010

Studies show that low-impact yoga can help reduce pain, fatigue and stiffness in fibromyalgia patients

Studies show that low-impact yoga can help reduce pain, fatigue and stiffness in fibromyalgia patients

Via CNN: Fibromyalgia patients who aren’t getting relief from prescription drugs and are in too much pain to exercise may want to try yoga, a new study suggests.

A weekly two-hour yoga class reduced fibromyalgia symptoms such as pain, fatigue, and stiffness by 30 percent in more than half of the people who took it, according to the study, which was published in the journal Pain. A control group of patients who continued their regular treatment regimen reported no change in symptoms.

The yoga program used in the study is a low-impact way for fibromyalgia patients to get moving, and it may even change the way the central nervous system responds to pain, says James Carson, Ph.D., the lead researcher and a psychologist at the Oregon Health and Science University, in Portland.  Read entire article…


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Fibromyalgia Resources:

Google Health – Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Causes, Symptoms & Treatments- Mayo Clinic

Health.com – Chronic Pain & Fibromyalgia: What’s Normal, What’s Not

Darla Brown

Founder at Share Yoga
Darla Brown is the founder of Share Yoga and a certified yoga teacher. Darla's love of yoga started over 20 years ago. She has taken teacher training and intensives with master teacher Max Strom as well as Jamie Elmer, Kyra Haglund, Luke Ketterhagen and Nancy Goodstein. Darla's practice focuses on breath and healing.

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