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The Bone and Joint Decade Task Force On Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders

May 14th, 2009 No comments

The results of the six-year study of the Bone and Joint Decade Task Force on Neck Pain and its Associated Disorders has recently been published online in the peer-reviewed journal Spine.

Below you will see captions from the study findings document.

The Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders is composed of a group of international researchers and scientist-clinicians who have spent the past seven years undertaking a comprehensive and structured review of the current research on neck pain.  The Scientific Secretariat of the Task Force is composed of 13 members and has been supported by an international Advisory Committee of 17 members.  The Task Force and Advisory Committee members represent 14 disciplines ranging from neurology and rheumatology to epidemiology, chiropractic and physical therapy from across nine countries.

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Forced Unilateral Nostril Breathing – Affects Both Brain Hemisphericity and Autonomic Activity

October 11th, 2008 No comments


This study concerns the effects of forced unilateral nostril breathing on brain hemisphere stimulation and autonomic activity

TITLE:

Changes in intraocular pressure induced by differential forced unilateral nostril breathing, a technique that affects both brain hemisphericity and autonomic activity

Joshua Backon, Nelson Matamoros and Uriel Ticho
Journal Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

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Selective Hemispheric Stimulation by Unilateral Forced Nostril Breathing

October 9th, 2008 No comments

This study concerns the effects of forced nostril breathing on selective hemispheric stimulation.

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Selective Hemispheric Stimulation by Unilateral Forced Nostril Breathing
By Werntz DA, Bickford RG, Shannahoff-Khalsa D.

Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla 92093.
Published in Human Neurobiology (1987) 6(3):165-171

INTRO:

This paper shows that forced nostril breathing in one nostril produces a relative increase in the EEG amplitude in the contralateral hemisphere. This phenomena was demonstrated in 5 out of 5 untrained subjects. These results suggest the possibility of a non-invasive approach in the treatment of states of psychopathology where lateralized cerebral dysfunction have been shown to occur.

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Effect of Short-Term Practice of Breathing Exercises on Autonomic Functions in Normal Human Volunteers

October 8th, 2008 No comments

This research concerns slow breathing exercises and their effects on the autonomic function and the sympathetic or parasympathetic activity.

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Effect of Short-Term Practice of Breathing Exercises on Autonomic Functions in Normal Human Volunteers

By Pal G.K, Velkumary S, Madanmohan – Published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research, Aug 2004

BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES:

Practice of breathing exercises like pranayama is known to improve autonomic function by changing sympathetic or parasympathetic activity. Therefore, in the present study the effect of breathing exercises on autonomic functions was performed in young volunteers in the age group of 17-19 yr.

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