Date of Award
Selective Evidence-Based Medicine Review
Master of Science in Health Sciences - Physician Assistant
Physician Assistant Studies
John Cavenagh, MBA, PhD, PA-C
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this selective EBM topic is to determine whether or not, “Is yoga an effective treatment for reducing the frequency of episodic migraine?”
STUDY DESIGN: Review of 3 English language primary studies published between 2007 and 2015.
DATA SOURCES: Three randomized control trials (RCTs) were found using PubMed search criteria. These studies analyzed the frequency of migraine experienced by sufferers as influenced by yoga therapy.
OUTCOMES MEASURED: Migraine frequency was measured as self-‐reported by the participants in each study.
RESULTS: All three studies demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in the number of migraine episodes after yoga therapy treatment, as compared to control.
CONCLUSION: The results of all included studies show that yoga is an effective treatment for reducing the frequency of episodic migraine headaches.
Ockrymiek, Adrienne L., "Is Yoga an Effective Treatment for Reducing the Frequency of Episodic Migraine?" (2018). PCOM Physician Assistant Studies Student Scholarship. 322.