In 2012 an Indian study looked at the effect of different types of yoga methods on the relief of gout in 40 patients and found a marked response, with Guduchi siddha yoga basti found to be more effective when compared with Siravyadha.
Patient QI did not find any further studies relating to mind body therapies specifically to gout, however there is information available on the positive effects of yoga for arthritis in general. A study, noting that stress having been implicated as playing a role in the onset and exacerbation of rheumatoid arthritis, looked at the effect yoga intervention had on the perception of pain and depression in women with rheumatoid arthritis. The study group participated in three 75-minute yoga classes a week over a 10-week period. Yoga resulted in a significantly decreased perception of pain and depression, and improved balance.