Yoga Might Be Helpful For Cancer Patients

by Medindia Content Team on  May 25, 2004 at 3:05 PM General Health News
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Yoga Might Be Helpful For Cancer Patients
According to findings from a recent study researchers say, the ancient Eastern tradition of yoga may have a modern medical application. Lymphoma patients who took part in yoga classes reported better sleep quality than those in a control group.

The study was conducted among 39 lymphoma patients who were either undergoing treatment or who had concluded treatment within the last year. About half the patients were assigned to the yoga classes while the other half were put on a waiting list and served as the control group.The yoga classes consisted of controlled breathing and visualization exercises, along with mindfulness techniques and low-impact postures.

Researchers compared the yoga group with the control group, looking at quality of sleep and other factors. Results show those in the yoga group had fewer sleep disturbances and better sleep quality. Patients also slept longer and needed fewer medications to help them sleep.

Researchers say these findings are encouraging and suggest the need for more study on the medical benefits of yoga.

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