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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 77

PA03.08. A clinical study on the effect of yoga in Udavartini Vyapad w.s.r. to primary dysmenorrhoea

S D M College of Ayurveda, Hassan, India

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P Udayakala
S D M College of Ayurveda, Hassan
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DOI: 10.4103/0257-7941.123900

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Purpose: 1. To evaluate the role of yoga in the prevention of Udavarthini Yonivyapad 2. To observe other relative benefits after the intervention with yoga. Method: It is a clinical study with a pretest and posttest design in three groups, each group comprising of 10 patients. Group A (medicine group) Group B (yoga group) Group C (yoga + medicine group) The yoga practice consisted of selected yogasanas, pranayama techniques and meditation with 2030 minutes duration for a period of 3 months with monthly assessment of improvement. Result: Yoga practice has shown good results in reducing the intensity of pain by 38.24%. The other benefits observed with yoga practice were on regularizing the menstrual cycle by 43.75%. Associated symptoms of primary dysmenorrhoea got reduced by 57.14% and the premenstrual syndrome by 71.43%. Conclusion: Pain was reduced markedly in yoga group when compaired to the medicine group and yoga+medicine group. The results are suggesting that efficacy in yoga group got increased in every follow up, indicating the need for continuous practice. Yoga practice regularizes the menstural cycle and also decreases the intensity of premenstural symptoms.

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