POSITIVE EFFECT OF YOGA IN BREAST CANCER!

 

How Does Yoga Related to Breast Cancer?

HOW YOGA HELPS BREAST CANCER PATIENTS & SURVIVORS!

  • Yoga re-energises women who have battled breast cancer, a study found.
  • Three months of practicing postures, breathing and medication cut fatigue in cancer sufferers by 57 per cent.
  • Inflammation, which increases the odds of cancer coming back, was also reduced.
  • The study also showed that the more yoga a woman did, the greater the increase in her energy levels.
  • Yoga sessions could give others – including the elderly – an energy boost.

RESEARCH FACT & OUTCOME

* The large, U.S. based study suggests that something as cheap and gentle as yoga could be of huge benefit to breast cancer patients.

* Breast cancer is Singapore’s top cancer killer among women.

 * Grueling treatments can leave women feeling worn out for months – or even years – after they have stopped.

* The Ohio State University researchers recruited 200 women who had survived cancer of varying degrees of severity and were asked to attend 90-minutes yoga classes twice a week and practice at home, if they could.

* It is suggested that something as affordable and gentle as yoga could be of huge benefit to breast cancer patients.

* The other women were told to go about life as normal but promised yoga classes after the study was finished.

* The women, who had undergone surgery and powerful treatments such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy, were also quizzed about their energy levels and subjected to blood tests

* The study also showed that the more yoga a woman did, the greater the boost in energy levels.

* Blood tests showed a reduction in levels of compounds linked to the inflammation.

* It is thought that better sleep, helped by the yoga, could have cut fatigue and inflammation and allowed the cancer survivors to do more and so enhanced their quality of life. Yoga sessions could give others - including older women  - an energy boost, the scientists said

* Modest Yoga practice over a period may have benefited from improvements in their breathing technique and the stress relief from meditation.

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