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It’s ironic that North Americans like to put their faith in complex medical treatments that they usually can’t even pronounce. A drug with a complicated name, concocted by people with PhDs in a laboratory at a well-known university, must surely be the best, most effective medicine, right? Sadly, for many people, drugs don’t live up to this idealistic expectation. Some drugs work for some people under specific circumstances. The rest of the time, it’s just a bunch of unwanted side effects that cause even bigger problems.
Which is why, when a bit of scientific evidence comes along that a simple, non-drug remedy could help in the treatment of a major disorder, it’s worth listening to. Such is the case with yoga. Not everyone believes in the healing power of yoga—after all, it’s just a bunch of exercises that anyone can do. Where’s the scientific mystique and collective institutional brain power behind that?