18 May '11, 10pm

Yoga boosts women in recovery from breast cancer treatment

Yoga boosts women in recovery from breast cancer treatment

The importance of viewing a patient's mind-body balance as an interwoven unit - one that needs to be treated in an holistic way - has been highlighted by a new study, It looked into the benefits of yoga for those undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The research - from the MD Anderson Cancer Center, at the University of Texas - showed that women practicing both the meditative and physical aspects of yoga, had better health, lower stress, and an improved attitude, compared to those just undertaking simple stretching. The full results will be discussed by the team lead, Lorenzo Cohen, at the 47th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, this June. Radiation therapy for women who are battling breast cancer is stressful, both physically and mentally. Helping them to manage these stresses, throughout both the radiation treatment - and the recovery from it...

Full article: http://www.earthtimes.org/health/yoga-boosts-women-recove...

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