Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Yoga could help millions of arthritis patients

Yoga could help millions of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, research suggests.

A study found the ancient exercise slashes inflammation and reduces pain in the joints of sufferers after just eight weeks.

And practicing downward dog, lotus and crab poses even protected the patients' from depression - a common side effect of the chronic condition.

Yoga is thought to target the 'mind-body communications' that cause sufferers to experience mental-health problems, the researchers claim.


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