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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 22-28

Therapeutic efficacy of Yoga in non- Communicable diseases


Dept. of Maruthuvam, National Institute of Siddha (NIS), Chennai - Trichy Hwy, Near Government Hospital, Tambaram Sanatoruim, Chennai 600047, India

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H N Sofia
Dept. of Maruthuvam, National Institute of Siddha (NIS), Chennai - Trichy Hwy, Near Government Hospital, Tambaram Sanatoruim, Chennai 600047
India
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Yoga, which originated in India 5000 years ago, helps the human beings to make their body healthy. Yoga is an essential practice to increase the physical and mental activity and prevent the occurrence of Non-Communicable Diseases. Yoga practice can improve the function of different system of the body, foster psychological wellbeing and improve the oxygen delivery to tissue, remove the metabolic waste product, carcinogens and cellular toxin and scientific evidence has begun to emphasize its efficacy. It helps to get rid of toxic substances which create disturbances in the body. In this review, the authors explain the role of various yoga practices in the management of four major Non-Communicable Diseases i.e. Diabetes Mellitus, Respiratory Disorders, Cardiovascular Diseases and Cancer based on evidences from various literatures and research and review articles.


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