50 Health Conditions Benefited by Yoga

(as shown in scientific studies)

A great list compiled by the amazing Dr. McCall of “Yoga As Medicine”
I have the PDF of the references of the studies, or you can find it on his website, link at the bottom of this post.

1. Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse
2. Anxiety
3. Asthma
4. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
5. Back Pain
6. Balance Problems
7. Cancer
8. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
9. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), e.g. Emphysema
10.Congestive Heart Failure
11.Depression
12.Diabetes
13.Drug Withdrawal
14.Eating Disorders
15.Epilepsy
16.Fibromyalgia
17.Heart Disease
18.HIV/AIDS
19.Infertility
20.Insomnia
21.Hemorrhoids
22.High Blood Pressure
23.Hyperkyphosis (Excessive Curvature) of Thoracic Spine
24.Irritable Bowel Syndrome
25.Kidney Failure
26.Mental Retardation
27.Menopausal (and Perimenopausal) Symptoms
28.Migraine and Tension Headaches
29.Multiple Sclerosis
30.Neuroses (e.g. Phobias)
31.Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
32.Osteoporosis
33.Osteoarthritis (Degenerative Arthritis)
34.Pancreatitis (Chronic)
35.Pain (Chronic)
36.Pleural Effusion (Fluid Collection in the Lung
37.Post Heart Attack Rehabilitation
38.Post-Polio Syndrome
39.Post-Operative Recovery
40.Post-Stroke Rehabilitation
41.Pregnancy (Both Normal and Complicated)
42.Premature Ejaculation
43.Psoriasis
44.Rheumatoid Arthritis
45.Rhinitis (Inflammation of the Nose)
46.Schizophrenia
47.Scoliosis (Curvature of the Spine)
48.Sinusitis
49.Tuberculosis
50.Urinary Stress Incontinence

from Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing (Bantam)
© 2007 Timothy McCall, MD (Updated June, 2009)
www.DrMcCall.com

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