The yoga is recommended to help alleviate some problems, since in practice including meditation and movement, and stretching soft. Today it was discovered that the Yoga may relieve symptoms Fibromyalgia, a chronic pain syndrome among other things brings fatigue and chronic fatigue.


A study by the Health and Science University of Oregon in Portland Formed two groups of 25 women each, all diagnosed with fibromyalgia, the members of one group were told they had to take a yoga class for two hours once a week for eight weeks and forming the other group were told to continue their normal routine of treatment.

Passed the eight weeks, it was found that the group taking Yoga classes had improvements in their condition, both physically and physiologically, which resulted in a reduction in pain, fatigue, anxiety and sensitivity, plus resting better and be more animated.

“When we started, women were a little scared, but once entered into the rhythm found it very useful”, said James Carson, creator of the study, clinical psychologist and pain specialist at the University of Oregon Health and Science in Portland. “They came back after the first week and reported less pain, better sleep and a feeling of encouragement for the first time in years. That kind of change continued to accumulate over the course of the program”.

In the group that Yoga classes average pain scores were reduced from five to four on a scale of ten, but there was no improvement in overall score of “pain-sensitive” and about 5% reported “feeling much better” while the rest said “feel better”. While in the group that did not take Yoga classes, there were profound changes in pain.

The Fibromyalgia is a disease that has no cure today and is characterized by sensitivity in multiple areas of the body, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, depression, and problems of both memory and concentration. It is also a difficult condition to treat, and many patients report little relief obtained with medications.

On the other hand Dr. Bruce Solitar, Associate clinical professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology at Langone Medical Center NYU in New York City, said: “It is probably worth trying the yoga. But with the exception that patients in the study were in a yoga class tailored specifically for your needs, and perhaps local classes in a common yoga would be too intense”.

Specialists advise the People who suffers from fibromyalgia and want to do Yoga looking for a type of class to ensure smooth and discuss your problem with the teacher to design their special positions.

Furthermore, it is essential that incorporate yoga class meditation exercises respiratory to reduce stress and have better pain management.

Also, doctors are advised to take classes Tai Chi as an alternative to those of Yoga, Tai chi may help relieve pain, especially considering that as well as Yoga, Tai Chi is an exercise that unites body and mind, emphasizing the soft, slow movements, and a deep breath and a great relaxation.

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