Yoga for Pain | NCCIH

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Yoga For Pain

The US National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) conducts reviews and research on complementary therapies like yoga for pain management. In a recent analysis, NCCIH found that yoga was helpful for some types of pain but not all.

Yoga may help relieve low-back pain and neck pain, but it has not been shown to be helpful for some other painful conditions such as headache, arthritis, fibromyalgia, or carpal tunnel syndrome. According to the 2012 National Interview Survey (NHIS), approximately 9.5 percent of U.S. adults and 3.1 percent of U.S. children practiced yoga in 2012. Although most of the adults surveyed who practice yoga reported doing so for wellness-related reasons, many said they practiced yoga to treat a specific health condition, including pain.
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