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How yoga can help breast cancer patients

Posted March 6, 2014

A new study has found that yoga can combat the fatigue suffered by breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy to improve their overall quality of life – both during and after treatment. Fatigue is a common side effect of radiation therapy, which is one of the main treatments for cancer, but yoga appears to combat the fatigue by regulating stress hormones, according to the study’s findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Integrating Yoga into Medical Practice — Not Just ‘Relaxation’

Posted March 3, 2014

Rajan Narayanan isn’t your average yoga instructor. During his classes, he uses words like “neuroplasticity,” avoids Sanskrit terms, and sometimes shows up to teach in a suit and tie. And often, like on this particular Monday at a Maryland conference center, most of his students are physicians and nurses. Stretched out on orange and green yoga mats for a weekend-long workshop, the 30 students learned breathing techniques, lifestyle suggestions, and the research that supports the health benefits of yoga.

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Research shows yoga benefits breast cancer sufferers physically and emotionally

Posted February 5, 2014

Mind-body therapies can help cancer patients, and yoga has been shown in numerous studies to help improve the physical and emotional well being of cancer sufferers, raising quality of life both during and after treatment.

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Yoga can lower fatigue, inflammation in breast cancer survivors

Posted January 29, 2014

Practicing yoga for as little as three months can reduce fatigue and lower inflammation in breast cancer survivors, according to new research. The more the women in the study practiced yoga, the better their results.

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Studies Concludes Yoga has Ability to Relieve Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Pain

Posted January 14, 2014

When you always feel stiff and sore it is a bit hard to be convinced that the best thing to do is get some exercise and stretch. But according to a new cumulative study published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, that is exactly what you should do.

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Balance and Mobility Problems with MS: Try Yoga

Posted January 6, 2014

Balance and mobility challenges can be frightening, frustrating, and place people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in danger of falling or otherwise injuring themselves. Although doctors often recommend exercise and stretching to tackle these problems, yoga is one form they typically overlook.

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What yoga can and can’t do for you

Posted December 31, 2013

Chances are that you’ve heard good things about yoga. It can relax you. It can get you fit—just look at the bodies of some celebrities who sing yoga’s praises. And, more and more, yoga is purported to be able to cure numerous medical conditions.

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Yoga offers many health benefits

Posted December 30, 2013

When we hear the word yoga we often have images of a religious person in India spending the days in various yoga poses aimed at relaxation and finding inner peace. Live Science defines yoga as being both an exercise and a spiritual discipline. Yoga traditionally concentrates on mind-body unity.

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A Tailored Combination of Nutrition and Yoga to Help Cancer Patients

Posted December 26, 2013

As the researches regarding cancer are making advancements, more and more people start talking about the benefits of yoga and nutritional education. In fact, some of the researchers are working solely with children to help them manage their condition and to lay the basis of a healthy future.

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Yoga, Nutrition Education Boost Cancer Therapy

Posted December 23, 2013

Yoga and diet changes can help young cancer patients manage their disease today and lay the foundation for a healthy future, say researchers. Departments of Clinical Nutrition and Rehabilitation Services have created a program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital that focuses on all of the benefits of yoga, which include balance, coordination, a decrease in pain and improving quality of life.

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