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J Caring Sci. 2016 Mar 1;5(1):1-9. doi: 10.15171/jcs.2016.001. eCollection 2016 Mar.

Psycho-Biological Changes with Add on Yoga Nidra in Patients with Menstrual Disorders: a Randomized Clinical Trial.

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Department of Geriatric Mental Health, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Department of Psychiatry, Nalanda Medical College, Patna, Bihar, India.
Department of obstetrics and gynecology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Department of Physiology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.



Menstrual disorders are common problems among women in the reproductive age group. Yuga interventions may decrease the physical and psychological problems related to menstrual disorders. The present study was aimed to assess the effect of Yoga Nidra on psychological problems in patients with menstrual disorders.


A total number of 100 women recruited from the department of obstetrics and gynecology and were then randomly allocated into two groups: a) intervention received yogic intervention and medication for 6 month, and b) control group received no yogic intervention and they only received prescribed medication). Psychological General Well-Being Index (PGWBI) and hormonal profile were assessed at the time of before and after six months on both groups.


The mean score of anxiety, depression, positive well-being, general health, and vitality scores, as well as hormonal levels, in posttest were significantly different in intervention group as compared with pretest. But there was no significant difference in control group.


Yoga Nidra can be a successful therapy to overcome the psychiatric morbidity associated with menstrual irregularities. Therefore, Yogic relaxation training (Yoga Nidra) could be prescribed as an adjunct to conventional drug therapy for menstrual dysfunction.


Menstrual cycle; Psychology; Women; Yoga

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