Practitioners today have to contend with a stream of new treatment options that are increasing in number almost daily. The patients undeniably win when we incorporate the latest technology with traditional treatment methods but too often the old gets completely pushed out to make room for the new. While many Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies may be considered “old” by some practitioners, there is still a steady flow of articles being published showing that they remain effective. What if instead of abandoning the traditional therapies we used them in true compliment to the newest options? Here we will explore some of the challenges faced when prescribing yoga as a CAM treatment and attempt to make basic recommendations that might make integration easier going forward.
McKivigan, J. M. (2016). Yoga as complementary alternative medicine, let's not forget what works! Annals of Yoga and Physical Therapy, 1(1) [Article 1003].