Effect of Pranayama [Voluntary Regulated Yoga Breathing] and Yogasana [Yoga Postures] in Diabetes Mellitus (DM): A Scientific Review

Avnish K Upadhyay 1 , Acharya Balkrishna 2 ,  and Ruchita T Upadhyay 3
  • 1 Department of Research & Development, Patanjali Yog Peeth, Haridwar
  • 2 Department of Research & Development, Patanjali Yog Peeth, Haridwar
  • 3 Patanjali Yog Peeth, Haridwar

Diabetes is a complex condition with a multitude of metabolic imbalances involving the regulation and utilization of insulin and glucose (sugar) in the body. Diabetes is currently considered an epidemic disease that is largely preventable and treatable through yoga. Yoga's effectiveness at preventing and treating diabetes is due to its emphasis of a healthy diet and lifestyle as well as its ability to balance the endocrine system, massage and tone the abdominal organs, stimulate the nervous and circulatory systems, and reduce stress.

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The Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine focuses on evidence concerning the efficacy and safety of complementary and alternative medical (CAM) whole systems, practices, interventions and natural health products, including herbal medicines.