This article explores the use of a series of movement therapies and relaxation techniques for management of health conditions among children. The research looked at use of movement therapies and relaxation techniques in children for treatment of various health conditions, as reported in the 2007 US National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), and also examined variations in use across various sociodemographic categories. Yoga was used primarily the control and reduction of anxiety and stress (31.4%), asthma (16.2%), and back/neck pain (15.3%).
The research suggests that early training on movement therapies and relaxation techniques can be seen as a useful tool that can help prevent or manage certain health problems. The article states that, in addition to an examination of their role in primary prevention, the use of movement therapies and relaxation techniques should be explored further to determine how these therapies work with respect to specific health conditions.
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