Ways to support CHD


The latest scietific research is proving what we've believed since the Cancer House of Hope was established in 1997:
"Cancer patients who practice yoga as therapy during their treatment often refer to their yoga practice as a life-saver. No matter how sick from treatments and no matter how little energy, many find that the one thing that would bring relief were a gentle set of therapeutic yoga poses geared for cancer patients."
In the largest investigation on the subject to date, the University of Ohio scientifically quantified the positive therapeutic effect yoga has for people undergoing cancer treatment. The study, released in February in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found a direct proportional relationship between yoga and wellness. According to study leader Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, "modest yoga practice over a period of several months could have substantial benefits for breast cancer survivors…results showed that on average, fatigue was 57 percent lower in women who had practiced yoga compared to the non-yoga group, and their inflammation was reduced by up to 20 percent." (http://researchnews.osu.edu)