Research Suggests Yoga Therapy May Positively Affect Rheumatoid Arthritis

By
Leah Sugerman, E-RYT 500, YACEP
Group of older yoga students practicing to help the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that affects roughly 1.3 million Americans and far more worldwide. For those who suffer from it, the body’s immune system begins to attack its own healthy cells, primarily targeting the tissue found in joints but, in extreme cases, can also start to break down internal organs. This can cause painful swelling and inflammation and may eventually lead to bone erosion or joint deformity.

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