Yoga May Help Diabetes Management

By
Leah Sugerman, E-RYT 500, YACEP
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Despite yoga’s long history, the use of yoga as a therapeutic modality and adjuvant care in the health and medical field is wholly new. You may not have heard of the concept of yoga for diabetes or ever even thought of the idea that yoga could be used for diabetes management. But research shows promise in this budding field.

Researchers have been fascinated with the practice of yoga for some time. As a result, they have sought to explore changes in biochemical, electrophysical, cellular, genetic, neuromuscular, and radiological parameters related to practicing yoga. 

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