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Kona Yoga
(808) 331-1310
77-6425 Kuakini Hwy Ste D202
Kailua Kona, HI
Industry
Yoga Instructor

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Jacob Teitelbaum
(410) 573-5389
76-6326 Kaheiau Street
Kailua-Kona, HI
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Michael Traub
(808) 329-2114
73-5618 Maiau St. Ste A204
Kailua Kona, HI
Company
Ho'o Lokahi
Industry
Homeopath, Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
Specialties & Therapies
Therapies : Botanical Medicine, Chelation Therapy, Counseling, Homeopathy, Hydrotherapy, IV Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Physical Manipulation, Prolotherapy, Unconditional Regard, Herbal Medicine, Detoxification, Family Medicine, Natural Health, Primary Care
Professional Affiliations
National College of Natural Medicine, Council for Homeopathic Certification, California Naturopathic Doctors Association, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine

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Nichols, Michael, Md - Hawaii Pain Medicine
(808) 322-6692
81-948 Waenaoihana Loop Ste 120
Kealakekua, HI

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Purple Yoga Hawaii
(808) 944-8585
2615 S King St Ste 305
Honolulu, HI
Industry
Yoga Instructor

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Kona Pilates
(808) 329-3211
75-5995 Kuakini Hwy Ste 900
Kailua Kona, HI
Industry
Massage Practitioner, Yoga Instructor

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Laurie Teitelbaum, M.S.
(808) 896-8658
76-6326 Kaheiau St
Kailua-Kona, HI
Specialty
BioSET, EFT / TFT, NAET, TAT
Associated Hospitals
NAETHawaii.com

Big Island Hypnotherapy
(808) 250-0966
75-5656 Kuakini Highway
Kailua-Kona, HI
Specialty
Smoking Cessation
Gender
Male
Education
Certified in hypnotherapy, Certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Juris Doctor (Law), Bachelor Arts (Jewish Studies)
Professional Memberships
The Association for Integrative Psychology, American International Association, American Alliance of Hypnotists

The Studio Maui
(808) 575-9390
810 Haiku Rd
Haiku, HI
Industry
Yoga Instructor

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Hawaii Athlete Club
(808) 537-1131
432 Keawe St
Honolulu, HI
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Yoga Instructor

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Specific Yoga Type Improves Back Pain, Treats Depression and Increases Mobility

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People with chronic low-back problems who do yoga also do betteriyvenga_yoga at overcoming pain and depression than people treated conventionally for back pain, a West Virginia University study funded by the National Institutes of Health shows.

The three-year, $400,000 study, published in the September issue of the journal Spine, showed lifted mood, less pain and improved function in the group that did yoga postures compared with a control group who received standard medical therapy.

The 90 study subjects, who experienced mild to moderate functional disability, were randomly assigned to the yoga group or the group that received conventional medical therapy. Yoga participants took 90-minute classes twice a week for 24 weeks, doing postures targeted to relieve chronic low-back pain. Follow up continued for six months after the end of classes or therapy. 

The yoga group had less pain, less functional disability and less depression compared with the control group,” said Kimberly Williams, Ph.D., research assistant professor in the Department of Community Medicine. “These were statistically significant and clinically important changes that were maintained six months after the intervention.”

The yoga classes were taught by certified Iyengar yoga instructors. Iyengar yoga is a populariyengar_yogaform of yoga in the United States, that uses props such as belts, blocks, cushions, benches, etc. as aids in perfoming asanas (postures). These aids allow beginners to experience asana easier and fully than might otherwise be possible without several years of practice. A form of Hatha yoga , Iyengar yoga is based on the traditional eight limbs of yoga, emphasizing the development of strength, stamina, flexibility and balance, as well as concentration ( Dharana ) and meditation ( Dhyana ). Iyengar yoga characterized by great attention to detail and precise focus on body alignment. Derivative forms of Iyengar yoga include Sivananda Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

There have been many studies performed on the effects of Iyengar yoga on patients with physical problems. In general, Iyengar yoga is useful in physical therapy because it assists in the manipulation of inflexible or injured areas.

Proponents of yoga have long described the health benefits of yoga , especially in reducing back pain,” Williams said. “But not everybody was convinced. This is a mu...

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