How Does Yoga Work in Lymphedema

  title={How Does Yoga Work in Lymphedema},
  author={Narahari and Ryan Tj and Aggithaya Mg},
  journal={Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy},
  • Narahari, Ryan Tj, Aggithaya Mg
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy
  • Lymphedema occurs when lymph vessel function is greatly impaired. The major cause of lymphedema is Lymphatic Filariasis and affects millions in developing countries. We used pranayama and yoga exercises as part of the integrative treatment for 2,239 patients affected by lower extremity lymphedema. Our studies showed that the lymph drainage achieved in these patients was plausibly because of breathing, movements coordinated with breathing and stimulation of autonomic system. Yoga offers a self… CONTINUE READING
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