Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Yoga increases GABA, good for depression and anxiety

"Science Daily — Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and McLean Hospital have found that practicing yoga may elevate brain gamma-aminobutyric (GABA) levels, the brain's primary inhibitory neurotransmitter. The findings, which appear in the May issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, suggest that the practice of yoga be explored as a possible treatment for depression and anxiety, disorders associated with low GABA levels. "

Too bad we can't have all our patients do yoga in the waiting room.

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