Monday, August 30, 2010

Yoga For Cancer Survivors

CNN Health recently put up a good article on the usefulness of gentle restorative Yoga for cancer survivors. Check out the full article here: Yoga for Cancer Patients

Here are the highlights:

1 Yoga can help cancer patients sleep better, feel more energized, cut back on sleep meds
2 Cancer patients often report having sleep problems after receiving chemo or radiation
3 31 percent who took yoga were sleeping soundly, compared to 16 percent of the control group

I think any form of gentle, contemplative exercise would help, including Tai Chi and Qi Gong Meditation. And, of course, I always recommend acupuncture!

Byron Russell