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NIH to host Twitter chat on science of yoga

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institutes of Health is hosting a Twitter chat to discuss the latest scientific findings on yoga. The chat will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. Eastern. To join the conversation, use the hashtag #nccamchat. You can also follow @NCCAM.

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss topics on the science of yoga, such as what recent research shows about the effectiveness of yoga in treating low-back or joint pain. Karen Sherman, PhD, a researcher at Group Health Research Institute in Seattle, will also participate in the discussion.

The above video was recently released by NCCAM and features Sherman and University of Southern California researcher George Salem, PhD, taking about scientific insights into the health effects of yoga.

Previously: Study offers insights into how yoga eases stress, Study finds yoga may help stroke patients regain balance and control and Report highlights how integrative medicine is used in the U.S.

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