Combat-related PTSD calmed by yoga therapy

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Regions of the brain associated with stress and posttraumatic stress disorder. Credit: National Institutes of Health

For thousands of years, yoga has been used to calm both mind and body.

Now, clinical therapy has been found to alleviate the symptoms of chronic combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), potentially providing a to deliver much-needed relief for the hundreds of military veterans in Australia suffering from the debilitating condition.


In a dynamic industry partnership, the research from the Repatriation General Hospital, the University of South Australia and Mindful Movement Physiotherapy, reveals across-the-board improvements for PTSD sufferers, including reduced stress, depression and anxiety.

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