Yoga improves Fibromyalgia symptoms

Yoga for  Fibromyalgia

Oregon Health & Science University has confirmed that yoga is of benefit to fibro sufferers.

They studied 53 women diagnosed with fibromyalgia who were in two research groups. One group doing an eight week yoga program, the other only medication for fibromyalgia.

The research showed that yoga appears to assist in reducing symptoms of pain, fatigue, stiffness, poor sleep, depression, poor memory, anxiety and poor balance. This is a lot of improvements.

All improvements were shown statistically and had impact on daily functioning e.g.fatigue was reduced by 30 percent and depression by 42 percent.

This is definitely a great motivation to include yoga into our daily lives.

PHOTO : "mulabandhasana" posture from Jaina Publications


  1. Fibromyalgia massage therapy provides a very important treatment element that can help individuals in many different ways.
    Fibromyalgia Symptoms

    1. Thanks Lumin, I also find both massage and yoga can help reduce the pain, stretch and relax the muscles taht get tight and ache so much

  2. So agree, massage with a specialist that understands fibro have been my best thing to help

    1. Yes, JJ, so good but many people find them hard to find.


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