So Cochrane reviews are very high standards of research and we found it very interesting recently that such a rigorous review supported yoga for improving the outcomes of women diagnosed with breast cancer. Yoga has many pallative aspects of its practice as shown here in the following Cochrane review which looked at 24 studies and found a fair amount of compelling evidence that yoga is helpful post treatments for breast cancer.
Authors Conclusions from the studies reviewed:
Moderate-quality evidence supports the recommendation of yoga as a supportive intervention for improving health-related quality of life and reducing fatigue and sleep disturbances when compared with no therapy, as well as for reducing depression, anxiety and fatigue, when compared with psychosocial/educational interventions. Very low-quality evidence suggests that yoga might be as effective as other exercise interventions and might be used as an alternative to other exercise programs.
Here at the office, we are all fans of yoga when practiced in a safe and supportive manner. If you are dealing with issues of discomfort, tenderness, or pain, feel free to give our office a call at 856.228.3100 to see if we can help you.