Effectiveness of yoga in eating disorders – A case report

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Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 2019, 42 pp. 145 - 148
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© 2018 Eating disorders are among the most common psychosomatic diseases and are often associated with negative health consequences. The use of yoga as a treatment method in eating disorders is controversial discussed. The interviewee was a 38 year old female patient suffering on anorexia nervosa and various psychosomatic-psychiatric diagnoses in her medical history. The patient reported that yoga recovered the soul contact which she lost and she had learned to perceive and feel herself again. She stated that yoga helped her to find access to her body and its needs and to cope with her traumatic experiences. She also reported that attitudes have changed in relation to her stomach in the treatment of her anorexia. The case report confirmed the positive effect of yoga on eating disorders. Research should pay particular attention to taking into account the influence of individual's co-morbidities, as eating disorders usually occur in association with co-morbidities.
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