Yogic Breathing: Research Study from Texas State University

Researchers at Texas State University are looking for adults with a formal diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the greater Austin/San Antonio, Texas area to participate in a paid study.

This study is a 4-week trial that will allow us to determine whether a yogic breathing intervention enhances blood vessel health and nervous system function while reducing symptoms of IBS. Each participant will be randomized either into the experimental group or the control group.

Both groups will schedule 3 lab visits. Each visit will take place at Jowers Center located on the Texas State University campus and will last 2 to 3 hours. Our research team will work with potential participants to schedule the best date for each visit. The visits will consist of blood pressure measurements, The Irritable Bowel Syndrome Quality of Life and Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptom Severity Scale questionnaires, Laser Doppler Flowmetry test, heart rate variability test, and heart rate recovery test using a walking treadmill protocol. Those who are randomized to the experimental group will learn yogic breathing techniques from a certified yoga instructor at their baseline visit. The experimental group will also be asked to watch and participate in a video of these breathing techniques at home 5 to 7 days a week for 4 consecutive weeks.

For more information about the study or to sign up contact Kate Jurek at mkj38@txstate.edu

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