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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A yogic meditation effects on stress among family dementia caregivers; review Psychoneuroendocrinology, july 2012.

"Yogic meditation reverses NF-κB and IRF-related transcriptome dynamics in leukocytes of family dementia caregivers in a randomized controlled trial"
  • David S. Black, 
  • Steve W. Cole
  • ,
  • Michael R. Irwin, 
  • Elizabeth Breen, 
  • Natalie M. St. Cyr, 
  • Nora Nazarian, 
  • Dharma S. Khalsa, 
  • Helen Lavretsky.  
  • PsychoneuroendocrinologyAvailable online 14 July 2012, In Press, Corrected Proof.  


    Although yoga and meditation have been used for stress reduction with reported improvement in inflammation, little is known about the biological mechanisms mediating such effects. The present study examined if a yogic meditation might alter the activity of inflammatory and antiviral transcription control pathways that shape immune cell gene expression.


    Forty-five family dementia caregivers were randomized to either Kirtan Kriya Meditation (KKM) or Relaxing Music (RM) listening for 12 min daily for 8 weeks and 39 caregivers completed the study.".......

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