TITLE: Results from a clinical yoga program for veterans: yoga via telehealth provides comparable satisfaction and health improvements to in-person yoga
PUBLICATION: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
AUTHORS: R. Jay Schulz-Heik, Hilary Meyer, Louise Mahoney , Michael V. Stanton, Rachel H. Cho, Danae P. Moore-Downing , Timothy J. Avery , Laura C. Lazzeroni, Joanne M. Varni, Linda Martin Collery, and Peter J. Bayley
HPA-axis: Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. The interaction between the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and the adrenal gland. This plays a key role baseline in homeostasis and how the body responds to stress.
Telehealth: The distribution of health related information and services using electronic and telecommunication technologies.
36.9% of 200,000 Veterans who returned from Afghanistan and Iraq were diagnosed with a mental health disorder (21.8% with PTSD, 17.2% with depression) PTSD and depression are associated with cardiovascular disease, cancer, suicide, homelessness, and substance abuse.