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Yoga gains support as a value-added treatment

Yoga gains support as a value-added treatment

Thanks to new research findings, yoga — one of many complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practices offered at VA — continues to gain support as a value-added treatment option for Veterans.

Veterans Health Administration (VHA) clinicians and staff now have access to even more information on yoga and its effect on certain conditions—including low back pain and some types of mental illness—thanks to a process known as evidence mapping. This high-level methodology evaluates published literature and seeks to describe the depth and breadth of a body of knowledge.

An integrated team comprised of members of VHA’s Office of Patient Centered Care (OPCC&CT), in conjunction with the VA Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) division’s Evidence-Based Synthesis Program (ESP), recently presented its evidence map findings on Yoga for High Impact Conditions Affecting Veterans…

Find out more at the Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs »