The Role of Yoga Therapy in the Management of Bronchial Asthma (Tamaka Shwasa)
Effect of Yoga in Tamaka Shwasa
Thirty two patients with Bronchial Asthma (Tamaka Shwasa) underwent training for 16 weeks in an intergrated set of yoga exercises, including Prayer, Strengthening Exercises, Yogasanas (including Standing Asana, Prone Asana, Sitting Asana and Supine Asana), Pranayama (Nadi Shodhana, Ujaayi, Bhramari, Aumkara Dharana), Shuddhi Kriya (to be done once in a week) includes Kunjal, Sutraneti and Kapalabhati. The patients were told to practice these exercises for 60 minutes daily. Significant improvement was seen in the patients who undergone yogic interventions. There was significant improvement in Duration of Shwasakashtata, Frequency of Shwasakashtha, Reduction in taking no. of emergency medicine, Pinasa, Kaphashtheevana, Cough, Ghurghuraka, Orthopnea, Parshvashula, Lalate Sweda, Result on PEFR, AEC, Oxyhemoglobin saturation and chest expansion. The study shows that Yoga practice can be opted as long term management of bronchial asthma but its beneficial effects needs to be studied in more details on large sample size.
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