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Doctors and Yoga

The March issue of Yoga Journal published an article – “The Yogi Is In” – and the side bar really caught my attention. It said that top ranked Cleveland Clinic has made yoga an official part of its hospital health plan. They are the first hospital in the country to hire a full-time yoga therapist who is responsible for managing the hospital’s program.

They plan to address a variety of health issues – type 2 diabetes, obesity, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, stress to name a few – through classes for patients and employees.  

There are other medical centers that employ part-time yoga therapists, including MD Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Denver’s Children’s Hospital, though not on the scale of Cleveland Clinic.

It is exciting to see the medical community embracing yoga as a way to maintain and improve patients’ health. More and more, people tell me that their doctor recommended yoga for a health concern or issue.

And, this will happen more and more frequently as doctors see positive results in their patients and medical research continues to “prove” the benefits.

Joanne Thompson

Joanne Thompson

Founder/Owner at Yoga for Self

Health is a precious gift and my goal is to help you live a healthier, happier life through yoga. Every private session is uniquely designed just for you. For a free telephone consultation call me at 303.818.4181. Discover whether personalized, private yoga instruction is right for you.
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