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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 165410, 7 pages
Effects of Yoga on Mental and Physical Health: A Short Summary of Reviews
1Department Quality of Life, Spirituality and Coping, Center of Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, Witten/Herdecke University, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
2Department of Internal and Complementary Medicine, Immanuel Hospital Berlin and Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology & Health Economics, Charité-University Medical Center, 14109 Berlin, Germany
3Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
4Director of Research, Patanjali Research Foundation, Haridwar 249405, India
5Group Health Research Institute, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Received 4 May 2012; Revised 4 July 2012; Accepted 18 July 2012
Academic Editor: Vernon A. Barnes
Copyright © 2012 Arndt Büssing et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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