Medicinal Yoga Washington DC

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Reiki Lotus Healing
(202) 842-2292
between the Dupont Circle and McPherson Square
Washington, DC

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George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine
(202) 833-5055
908 New Hampshire Ave, Suite 200
Washington, DC
Services
Yoga, Yeast Syndrome, Women's Health, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Therapeutic Touch, Supplements, Student, Stress Management, Spiritual Attunement, Research, Reiki, Psychotherapy, Psychosomatic Medicine, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, Pain Management, Oncology, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Metabolic Medicine, Meditation, Massage Therapy, Internal Medicine, Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Healing Touch, Gynecology, Guided Imagery, Geriatrics, Gener
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American Holistic Medical Association

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Ellen Campbell MD PC
(705) 736-5500
1860 Town Center Drive, #160
Restin, VA
Services
Yoga, Weight Management, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine, Mind/Body Medicine, Meditation, Massage Therapy, Internal Medicine, Gynecology, Fitness/Exercise, Diabetes, Biofeedback, Acupuncture
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Hasanmasud
(222) 222-2222
Hasanmasud
Hasanmasud, NY
Yoga Styles
Hasanmasud

Yoga Teacher
(301) 270-3274
1110 LINDEN AVE
TAKOMA PARK, MD
Yoga Styles
KRIPALU

Studio Serenity Yoga
(202) 518-9642
2469 18th St. NW
Washington, DC

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Urban Yoga & Holistic Center
(202) 329-8224
4408 First Place NE, 33
Washington, DC

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VANI YOGA & ART
(240) 882-1821
India Polo Club
WASHINGTON DC , DC
Yoga Styles
SIVANANDA HATHA YOGA

Budding Yogis/Circle Yoga
(202) 686-1104
3838 Northampton St. NW
Washington, DC
Yoga Styles
Adult, kid & family yoga in a variety of styles

Yoga Space
(301) 699-5440
4206 Gallatin Street
Hyattsville, MD
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Anusara, Vinyasa

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Is Yoga A Medicine?

From time immemorial, the debate continues whether yoga is an alternative medicine or not? In order to answer this, one first needs to understand what holistic and alternative medicine is.

Holistic and alternative medicine is defined as "those non-traditional systems of health care which concentrate on the relationship between the healer and the patient for attaining optimal physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual health." This system of health care includes acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic, herbal medicine and finally, yoga. The holistic and alternative medicine practitioners include yoga teachers as well.

Yoga is indeed a medicine. It is a medicine based on ancient science rather than modern allopath. Yoga is essentially a kind of mind-body therapy whose benefits are attained by doing various exercises and meditation. Yoga is now universally recognized as a powerful alternative branch of medicine. The sole reason for this is that Yoga has no side effects whatsoever. It is perhaps the only medicine whose results are long-lasting and does not lead to any further complications or new diseases which generally happen in case of the orally-administered medicines.

If described in other terms, "Yoga is a healing system of theory and practice." It is a combination of breathing exercises, physical postures and meditation which just needs to be practiced. This kind of treatment is neither expensive nor does it require any diagnosis or lab tests. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine had conducted a survey in the United States on who all used complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), what they basically used and why it was used? It was observed that Yoga was the 5th most commonly used CAM therapy (2.8%) in the United States during 2002, which has continued to improve as the years have passed by. Finally, it has been concluded that by 2010 it will rank 1st among the CAM therapies used in US.

Why Yoga has continued to increa...

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