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The Effect of Yoga on Menstrual Disorders: A Systematic Review.
J Altern Complement Med 2017; 23(6):407-417JA

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To summarize and evaluate evidence for the effect of yoga on menstrual disorders.

METHODS

PubMed, CINAHL/MEDLINE, Web of Science, AMED, and Scopus were searched for English-language literature relevant to the review question. All primary research studies were included.

RESULTS

Fifteen studies described in 18 papers were included in the review. A range of yoga interventions were used. Some studies used a combination of Asana, Pranayama, and other yogic relaxation or meditation techniques. All included studies reported some change in their outcome measures, suggesting reduced symptoms of menstrual distress following a yoga intervention; however, the heterogeneity and intensity of the interventions and outcome measures meant that findings have limited generalizability and applicability in practice settings.

CONCLUSIONS

Further research on the relationship between yoga practice and menstrual disorders is warranted, but there must be both consistency in the methods, measures, and quality of studies and a shift toward research on yoga practices that are replicable outside of the clinical trial setting.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, King's College London , London, United Kingdom .

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review
Systematic Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28437145

Citation

Oates, Jennifer. "The Effect of Yoga On Menstrual Disorders: a Systematic Review." Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.), vol. 23, no. 6, 2017, pp. 407-417.
Oates J. The Effect of Yoga on Menstrual Disorders: A Systematic Review. J Altern Complement Med. 2017;23(6):407-417.
Oates, J. (2017). The Effect of Yoga on Menstrual Disorders: A Systematic Review. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.), 23(6), pp. 407-417. doi:10.1089/acm.2016.0363.
Oates J. The Effect of Yoga On Menstrual Disorders: a Systematic Review. J Altern Complement Med. 2017;23(6):407-417. PubMed PMID: 28437145.
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