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Going GaGa for Yoga

It can help alleviate pain

(HealthDayNews) -- If you see a favorable report about yoga and meditation exercises in an alternative medicine journal, you might be skeptical. But when the report comes from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine by way of the Journal of the American Medical Association, you might want to meditate on it for a while.

Forty-two people with carpal tunnel syndrome were divided into three groups. Some were taught yoga exercises, some received the conventional wrist splints, and some were left untreated as a control group. After eight weeks, researchers measured pain scores and grip strength, and ran a few neurological tests.

At the end of the study period, the people in the yoga group had less pain and stronger grips than either of the other groups.

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