Yoga and Biofeedback for the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Reviewed by Momizat on . Project Title: Yoga and Biofeedback for the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Principal Investigator: Dr. K. K. Deepak, Objective: 1. To study autonomic fun Project Title: Yoga and Biofeedback for the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Principal Investigator: Dr. K. K. Deepak, Objective: 1. To study autonomic fun Rating: 0
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Yoga and Biofeedback for the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Project Title: Yoga and Biofeedback for the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Principal Investigator: Dr. K. K. Deepak,

Objective: 1. To study autonomic functions in Irritable Bowel Syndrome patients undergoing Yogic intervention.
2. To study the effect of Yogic intervention on gastric motility as ecorded by electrogastrography in Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
3. To compare the effectiveness of Yogic and conventional interventions in Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Methodology: 1. The study was conducted on 143 lBS patients referred from Gastroenterology clinics of All India Institute of
Medical Sciences for a trial ofYogic intervention for a period of two months.
2. The patients were divided according to predominance of disease — diarrhoea (n=59) and constipation (n=54) and randomized into conventional, Yoga-i (set of asanas with Nadi Shuddhi Pranayama) and Yoga-2 (set of asanas with Surya Nadi pranayama) interventions respectively in each disease group. Each group underwent the specific interventions simultaneously for a period of two months.
3. The parameters studied were autonomic, gastric motility, psychological status and clinical. All these parameters were measured at start of study, after 1 month and aft two months of respective interventions.

Observation/ Results indicated that though all interventions benefited
Conclusion: lBS patients lBS patients undergoing Yoga-2 intervention benefited more than those patients undergoing conventional intervention. Yoga — 2 intervention resulted in increase in parasympathetic activity, reactivity and sympathetic reactivity whereas Yoga — 1 intervention resulted in increase in sympathetic reactivity only.

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