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Juvenile Arthritis and Yoga

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In our research, we have found that yoga decreases pain, improves mood, and bolsters quality of life for adults with arthritis. Less quantified, but perhaps more importantly, we have heard many stories describing how yoga can transform one’s relationship to the disease, to the body, to life with arthritis and even to life overall.

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Transforming Health Care

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The U.S. is currently spending over 17.9% of gross domestic product (GDP) on healthcare (CMS, 2019). With this level of investment, which is more than any other country, we would expect to see greater health outcomes for patients in the U.S.. And yet we are seeing higher levels of disease burden in the U.S. compared to other countries in the world (Peterson-Kaiser, 2017). Patients are looking to complementary health approaches like acupuncture, yoga, and mind-body medicine for what they are not finding in conventional medicine.

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Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

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June is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. PTSD is more common than many people realize, and it can have debilitating effects on the individual as well as impact their relationships with loved ones. In any given year approximately eight million American adults are suffering from this condition and it is estimated that 7 to 8% of the U.S. population will have PTSD during their lifetime. While anyone may develop PTSD, it is more prevalent in certain populations such as military veterans.

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Celebrate International Yoga Day

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In 2014 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the UN General Assembly and declared: “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in wellbeing. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.”

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Walking Meetings

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According to the World Health Organization, physical inactivity can have serious implications for people’s health. A sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, lipid disorders, depression, anxiety, and a whole host of other health issues.

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