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"YOGA for Breast Cancer Survivors"

By December 23, 2010 - 1:42pm

While chemotherapy can save your life, the process is brutal and difficult to say the least. Patients report sleep loss, loss of hair, little appetite, and a general sense of dis-ease. But a new study--to be highlighted at the next meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology--finds that doing yoga in addition to chemotherapy improves sleep, reduces dependency on sedative medication, and helps patients make the transition back to a normal life.

Benefits of Yoga for Cancer Survivors
• Cancer patients participating in regular yoga classes reported decreased stress and pain, and increased well-being.
• Cancer patients participating in regular yoga classes reported improvements in their quality and quantity of sleep.
• Yoga can help break down scar tissue, restore strength and range of motion, and improve lymphatic flow.
• Yoga can enhance energy, digestion, joint health, circulation, respiration, and glandular function.
• Yoga is a great way to live more comfortably in your body when you have been diagnosed with cancer.

By Expert HERWriter Guide Blogger December 23, 2010 - 6:24pm

Thanks for this valuable information Lynn. Yoga has been found to be beneficial for women with many types of cancer, including breast cancer, and many patient support groups recommend it. There are also new studies showing that exercise - in the form of Yoga and other activities - can be beneficial before, during and after treatment. That's a welcome change for many women, and seems to help a lot in the process of living well as a cancer survivor. We look forward to hearing more from you about Yoga in the days ahead.

December 23, 2010 - 6:24pm