Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
141 Doctors are Online

Yoga therapy helps migraine sufferers

A combination of yoga postures, breathing exercises and relaxation may help reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine. Gentle yoga postures and breathing techniques are believed to have a calming effect on the nervous system, and studies have suggested that yoga can help alleviate various forms of pain, from chronic back pain to the joint pain of arthritis. Indian Researchers from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, randomly divided 72 migraine sufferers into two groups. One group received education on managing their pain by avoiding migraine triggers and making diet and lifestyle changes. The other group received yoga therapy, which included gentle yoga postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation. Participants practiced five days a week for one hour each day, except on days when they were having a migraine attack or just recovering from one. After three months, the yoga group showed an overall improvement in the frequency and intensity of their migraine attacks, whereas the comparison group showed either no change or worsened symptoms. It was found that among 72 adults suffering from migraine, patients undergoing yoga programme started having less headaches and endured less pain with each migraine attack, when compared with patients assigned to a self-care group. The pain relief also brought considerable improvement in symptoms of anxiety and depression. The findings provide preliminary evidence that integrated yoga therapy can be an effective treatment for migraine. However, larger, longer-term studies are needed to confirm these results.
Asked On : Thu, 25 Dec 2008
Answers:  3 Views:  1026
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
  User's Response

While Yogic exercises can certainly help in relieving migraine, it can be totally got rid  through by meditation based on self-realization. Migraine mainly occurs to those who cannot  easily forgive others for the hurtful acts of the latter in any manner. Self-realization helps a person to forgive all persons who have hurt him in this life or in the past lives. Over a period, when the negativities of un-forgiving stored like files in the human brain gets out of one's memory, the root causes of migraine get out of the system and the problem/ailment vanishes in course of time. In effect, a migraine sufferer can become absolutely alright in just two to three months   of doing meditation based on self-realization for half an hour in the morning and evening daily.

Answered: Mon, 12 Oct 2009
  User's Response
Hi an informative write up............... yoga surely helps in curtailing the stress & strain
Answered: Thu, 25 Dec 2008
  User's Response
Yoga is indeed a very good therapy to control such ailments ###
Answered: Fri, 26 Dec 2008
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor