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How Yoga and Meditation Help People With Hepatitis C

Why yoga and meditation?

For most people, hepatitis C is a chronic illness. Medications can slow or stop the virus, but it's still there. In addition to your medical treatment plan, yoga and meditation can help you feel better, easing the physical and mental impact of hepatitis C and any side effects from medications.

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