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Yoga as a Complementary Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Manju Mishra , Manmohan Mishra , Ishara Patro , Sindhusuta Naik , Snehalata Jena , Ramaballav Mohapatra Rajesh Kumar Manik
» doi: 10.48047/ecb/2023.12.si9.177


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic systemic autoimmune disease that primarily affects the synovial joints and can cause progressive disability, premature death, and socioeconomic burdens. Early diagnosis is crucial for optimal therapeutic outcomes, and non-pharmacological interventions such as yoga can be beneficial in managing RA symptoms. Research suggests that practicing yoga can help improve pain, function, and overall quality of life in RA patients. The benefits of yoga for RA patients may be due to its ability to reduce inflammation, improve immune function, and promote mental well-being. However, it is important to work with a qualified yoga instructor and continue with other medical treatments prescribed by a healthcare provider

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