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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 »

Disabled Vet Loses 140 pounds through Yoga

Disabled Vet Loses 140 pounds through Yoga

Muscle_pain_legThink yoga is just for meditation? Think again. Like other forms of exercises, there are several forms of yoga, and finding a practice that best suits you and your needs is easier than ever in 2013.

We know exercise and diet plays a big part in our health and wellbeing, so why not consider adding a yoga practice to your routine?

Check out this article on TODAY featuring retired military paratrooper, Arthur Boorman, and how the development of a yoga practice changed his life. Click here to read now »