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Iyengar yoga and the use of props for pediatric chronic pain: a case study

Evans, Subhadra, Sternlieb, Beth, Zeltzer, Lonnie and Tsao, Jennie C. 2013, Iyengar yoga and the use of props for pediatric chronic pain: a case study, Alternative therapies in health and medicine, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 66-70.

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Title Iyengar yoga and the use of props for pediatric chronic pain: a case study
Author(s) Evans, SubhadraORCID iD for Evans, Subhadra orcid.org/0000-0002-1898-0030
Sternlieb, Beth
Zeltzer, Lonnie
Tsao, Jennie C.
Journal name Alternative therapies in health and medicine
Volume number 19
Issue number 5
Start page 66
End page 70
Total pages 5
Publisher InnoVision Health Media
Place of publication Eagan, Minn.
Publication date 2013-09
ISSN 1078-6791
Keyword(s) Activities of Daily Living
Adolescent
Chronic Pain
Female
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Humans
Treatment Outcome
Weight Gain
Yoga
Summary Iyengar yoga uses postures and props to support the body so that practitioners can engage in poses that would otherwise be more difficult. This type of yoga may be useful in treating children and adolescents who have chronic pain and disability. In this case study, the authors discuss a 14-y-old girl who had two surgeries for gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and who had continued chest and abdominal pain, as well as vomiting, difficulty eating, weight loss, and anxiety. Having significantly impaired functioning, she was unable to attend school, sleep, socialize, or eat, and she had become wheelchair-bound. Despite evaluations and treatments by specialists over an extended period of time, her symptoms had not improved. This case history describes how the authors used a 4-mo treatment of Iyengar yoga to help the adolescent resume activities and re-engage with her environment. The authors intend this report to stimulate scientific study of this form of treatment for children and adolescents with chronic pain.
Language eng
Field of Research 110499 Complementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classified
1104 Complementary And Alternative Medicine
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2013, InnoVision Health Media
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30086926

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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