A study on the effect of Yoga therapy on menstrual disorders with reference to Hormonal discrepancy
K Krishna Sharma1, Thirumaleshwara Prasada H2, Udayakumara K2, and Logeshwari K1
1Department of Human Consciousness and Yogic Sciences, Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri -574199.
2Dharmanidhi Yogapeetha, Dept of Human Consciousness and Yogic Sciences, Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri -574199.
The present study is entitled ‘A study on the effect of Yoga therapy on menstrual disorders with reference to Hormonal discrepancy”. For this purpose, 18 girls who were suffering from menstrual disorder were selected from the Mangalore University Hostel, Mangalagangothri, Konaje. Duration was 40 days from 7th February to 27th march 2014. The subjects were randomly divided into an experimental group and a control group. Yogic practices were progressively introduced on the basis of gradient theory to the experimental group on six days in a week for one hour from 7 to 8 am. The control group was not admitted to any yogic practices. Both the groups underwent test for BP, weight measurement and an Estradiol hormone test at baseline, of pre and post test. A set of questionnaire was also administrated to both the groups at the baseline and at 40 days. The results of various tests were analyzed using “Students t test”. After the yoga therapy every variable underwent the test showed significant improvement among experimental group when compared to control group. Estradial test showed the significant improvement with p=0.02162, similarly in questionnaire 1 of their health status, the mean score value increased from 2.4129 to 3.521 with p=0.000166 and the questionnaire 2 of the self evaluations, the mean score value increased from 5.9814 to 9.0651 with p=0.0046. as p< 0.05 the result is significant. This study depicts that yogic practices are helpful in managing menstrual disorders.
Yoga therapy, Hormonal Discrepancy, menstrual disorders.