This is a guest post by Caren Lee.
Cancer is said to be a deadly disease and if it has been diagnosed during advanced stages, it does not provide efficient outlook of treatment. Moreover, people have a strong belief that cancer does not have any effective treatment and if they have cancer they'll die soon.
Thus, there is a strong psychological impact associated with being diagnosed with cancer. So, if a treatment such as surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy is given, it may only address the physical problem and kill cancer, but to give psychological support to the patient different measures are required. Consulting a psychiatrist can be useful, but doing yoga can be more effective in maintaining the quality of life of the patient.
Yoga has its origin in India, and it involves various asanas and pranayams that prove to be complementary treatment for cancer. Yoga offers an integrative approach to cancer treatment and helps improve physical health as well as mental health. Cancer patients taking yoga classes see improvement in body's physical functioning, better immune system, and also experience a healthier body.
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Yoga has proven to be an efficient mean to relieve stress and help gain physical fitness. Also, people undergoing yoga for cancer have shown positive results during cancer treatment. Following are some common benefits of yoga that can certainly help a cancer patient to cope up with the disease and its treatment.
Improves Blood Circulation
Asanas such as shirsasana that involves keeping your feet over your head has the ability to improve the blood circulation in our body. This helps the healing process of the body.
Cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment have felt more relaxed due to yoga exercises. Breathing exercises such as pranayaam, and kapalbhati have proved helpful to boost the immune system and relax the body.
Combating Side Effects
Cancer treatments such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy are associated with some side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and weakness. However, yoga along with the cancer treatment helps in combating the side effects. Patients doing yoga experienced breathing exercises to be helpful in avoiding nausea after cancer treatment.
Improved Immune Response
Yoga helps in improving the immune response of a body to fight several infections and diseases. Proper functioning of the body, and efficient blood circulation to lymph nodes and prompt stress relief contributes to an improved immune response of the body.
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Less Pain and Fatigue
Yoga has also proven to be effective in decreasing pain and fatigue feeling in a cancer patient.
Yoga has several benefits associated with it, especial in cancer patients. As a part of treatment for cancer patients, it is important that cancer growth is stopped and at the same time, the patient should be given emotional support. Yoga is known for its stress relieving abilities and other benefits such as better immune system, health and fitness, combating side effects of other treatments and so on. Reports state that if cancer patient undergo yoga, they are likely to have better quality of life and improved treatment outlook.
I am Caren Lee and I am studying on various cancers and one of my specialization is in cancer of breast. I write about various cancers their causes, symptoms, and treatments that help peoples in getting adequate knowledge about the disease. I consider the reader comments even more important than my own posts!