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Yoga Improves Asthma Symptoms In Urban Adolescents

A new research has revealed that yoga and meditation can be helpful in improving asthma conditions in young, urban dwellers.

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) found out that young asthma patients living in cities may endure worse outcomes when not opting for spiritual coping. They frequently use complementary and alternative medicine, or integrative medication, for example prayer or relaxation to handle the symptoms.

Sian Cotton, assistant professor in the department of family and community medicine led the study where the researchers discovered the methods applied by urban adolescents to cope with asthma as well as those methods affecting the patient’s mental and physical health outcomes.

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