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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 16-20
Effect of yoga therapy in reversible inguinal hernia: A quasi experimental study

1 Department of Allied Therapeutics, KJ Pandya College of Physiotherapy, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Vadodara, India
2 Department of Yoga and Naturopathy, Alva's College of Physiotherapy, Moodbidri, India
3 Department of Physiotherapy, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Jagatheesan Alagesan
Associate Professor, KJ Pandya College of Physiotherapy, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Vadodara - 391 760, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0973-6131.91697

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Background: Hernia is an abnormal protrusion of an organ or tissue through a defect in its surrounding walls which most commonly involves the abdominal wall, particularly the inguinal region. The treatment options for hernia ranges from simple exercises to modern surgeries. The effect of yoga therapy is not scientifically examined for reversible inguinal hernia and hence this study is undertaken with the aim to test the effect of selected asanas in reversible inguinal hernia. Materials and Methods: A quasi experimental trail of 19 males through consecutive sampling was done with selected asanas for three months and the outcome was measured by a questionnaire focusing on pain, aggravating factors, relieving factors and frequency of occurrence of symptoms of hernia. Results: The pre and post interventional data were compared statistically and found significant reduction of symptoms with P≤0.001 in pain, frequency of occurrence and aggravating factors. The relieving factors showed significant increase with P≤0.001. Conclusion: Yoga therapy with selected asanas is effective in the treatment of reversible inguinal hernia.

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