Efficacy of yoga therapy in the management of headaches.

Author: Latha, D & Kaliappan, K. V.
Conference/Journal: Journal of Indian Psychology
Date published: 1992
Other: Volume ID: 10 , Pages: 41-47 , Word Count: 83

METHODS: The effect of yoga was investigated as a treatment for migraine and tension headaches in 20 patients. Ss were randomly assigned to 4 months of yoga therapy and no treatment control conditions. Ss in both groups were assessed for headache activity (in terms of frequency, duration, and intensity), sources of stress, coping patterns, and somatic symptoms before and after the therapeutic intervention. RESULTS: Reduction occurred in headache activity, medication intake, symptoms, and stress perception for the yoga group. They also showed improved coping behavior.