Sahaja yoga in the management of moderate to severe asthma: a randomised controlled trial. Thorax 2002: 57: 110-115.
Full text of the article used may be found at: http://thorax.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/57/2/110
Asthmatic patients are often treated with psychological interventions. One method of nontraditional treatment, Sahaja yoga, is a form of meditation that is believed to yield therapeutic benefits. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of Sahaja yoga in the adjunctive management of adult asthmatics in whom inhaled steroids did not fully alleviate symptoms.
The study design was a parallel group, double-blind, randomized, controlled trial. Subjects were adult asthmatics in which moderate to high doses of inhales steroids did not completely alleviate symptoms. Subjects were randomized to Sahaja yoga or a control intervention group. The control group underwent relaxation methods and group discussion. Subjects in both groups attended 2-hour sessions once a week for 4 months. Outcome...
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