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Effect of Hatha yoga training on rhinitis symptoms and cytokines in allergic rhinitis patients.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Allergic rhinitis is an inflammation of the nasal mucosa in response to allergens. There is evidence that yoga can improve personal health and has positive effects on immune function. However, the effects of Hatha yoga training on rhinitis symptoms and cytokines in patients with allergic rhinitis are still unclear.

OBJECTIVE

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of Hatha yoga training on rhinitis symptoms and cytokines in allergic rhinitis patients.

METHODS

Twenty-seven allergic rhinitis patients were randomized into 2 groups: a control group (CON; n = 14) and a yoga group (YOG; n = 13). The CON group continued with normal activities and the YOG group was required to complete a protocol of Hatha yoga training for 60 minutes per session, 3 times per week for 8 weeks. Physiological characteristics, allergic rhinitis symptoms, and cytokine secretions were comparatively analyzed before and after yoga training.

RESULTS

After 8 weeks, the YOG group had increased peak nasal inspiratory flow (PNIF) and exhibited significantly decreased rhinitis symptoms and nasal blood flow (NBF) compared to pre-test. Moreover, the YOG group had significantly higher nasal secretion of interleukin (IL)-2 than the CON group.

CONCLUSION

The present findings demonstrated that 8 weeks of Hatha yoga training had beneficial effects in allergic rhinitis by improved clinical allergic rhinitis and cytokine profiles.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Faculty of Sports Science, Exercise Physiology in Special Population Research Group, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Skin and Allergy Research Unit, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.Department of Kinesiology, School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.Faculty of Sports Science, Exercise Physiology in Special Population Research Group, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31421665

Citation

Chanta, Anan, et al. "Effect of Hatha Yoga Training On Rhinitis Symptoms and Cytokines in Allergic Rhinitis Patients." Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology, 2019.
Chanta A, Klaewsongkram J, Mickleborough TD, et al. Effect of Hatha yoga training on rhinitis symptoms and cytokines in allergic rhinitis patients. Asian Pac J Allergy Immunol. 2019.
Chanta, A., Klaewsongkram, J., Mickleborough, T. D., & Tongtako, W. (2019). Effect of Hatha yoga training on rhinitis symptoms and cytokines in allergic rhinitis patients. Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology, doi:10.12932/AP-260419-0547.
Chanta A, et al. Effect of Hatha Yoga Training On Rhinitis Symptoms and Cytokines in Allergic Rhinitis Patients. Asian Pac J Allergy Immunol. 2019 Aug 18; PubMed PMID: 31421665.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Effect of Hatha yoga training on rhinitis symptoms and cytokines in allergic rhinitis patients. AU - Chanta,Anan, AU - Klaewsongkram,Jettanong, AU - Mickleborough,Timothy D, AU - Tongtako,Wannaporn, Y1 - 2019/08/18/ PY - 2019/8/19/entrez JF - Asian Pacific journal of allergy and immunology JO - Asian Pac. J. Allergy Immunol. N2 - INTRODUCTION: Allergic rhinitis is an inflammation of the nasal mucosa in response to allergens. There is evidence that yoga can improve personal health and has positive effects on immune function. However, the effects of Hatha yoga training on rhinitis symptoms and cytokines in patients with allergic rhinitis are still unclear. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of Hatha yoga training on rhinitis symptoms and cytokines in allergic rhinitis patients. METHODS: Twenty-seven allergic rhinitis patients were randomized into 2 groups: a control group (CON; n = 14) and a yoga group (YOG; n = 13). The CON group continued with normal activities and the YOG group was required to complete a protocol of Hatha yoga training for 60 minutes per session, 3 times per week for 8 weeks. Physiological characteristics, allergic rhinitis symptoms, and cytokine secretions were comparatively analyzed before and after yoga training. RESULTS: After 8 weeks, the YOG group had increased peak nasal inspiratory flow (PNIF) and exhibited significantly decreased rhinitis symptoms and nasal blood flow (NBF) compared to pre-test. Moreover, the YOG group had significantly higher nasal secretion of interleukin (IL)-2 than the CON group. CONCLUSION: The present findings demonstrated that 8 weeks of Hatha yoga training had beneficial effects in allergic rhinitis by improved clinical allergic rhinitis and cytokine profiles. SN - 0125-877X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31421665/Effect_of_Hatha_yoga_training_on_rhinitis_symptoms_and_cytokines_in_allergic_rhinitis_patients DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -