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.