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Project Title: To study the effect of Yogic practices on symptomatology and Physiological Parameters in Bronchial Asthma

Principal Investigator: Dr. J. C. Sun,

Objective: To evaluate the effect of various Yogic practices on –

(i) The symptomatology of Asthma (Subjective parameter)
(ii) Physiological parameters (Objective paramater)

Methodology: A total 275 subjects were enrolled for the study. Of them 175 subjects were randomized to the Yoga intervention group and 100 subjects were randomized to the Control arm group. Yoga group was further devided into (I) Yoga alone group and (II) Yoga in addition to inhaled steroids. The control group continued to their usual drugs.

The Yoga group attended a training programme for a period of 60 minutes daily under supervision for 30 days. The training programme was comprised of breathing exercise, loosening practices, asanas and pranayama.

Observation/ It was observed that during the treatment and follow up
Conclusion: period, bronchodilator requirement had reduced significantly in all the three groups. There was also an improvement in the perception of dyspnoea, as measured by VAS in all the groups. The study concluded that —

(i) Yoga results in subjective improvement in term of symptoms, in patients with bronchial asthma.
(ii) Yoga serves as a good adjunctive tool in the management of asthma, resulting in control of symptoms with minimum dose of inhaled steroids (600 1g of beclomethasone dipropionate per day).

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