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Impact and Outcomes of an Iyengar Yoga Program in a Cancer Centre

by M.D. Duncan MSc, A. Leis PhD, and J. Taylor–Brown MSW RSW. 

Current Oncology  2008

 

Background: Individuals have increasingly sought complementary therapies to enhance health and well-being during cancer, although little evidence of their effect is available.

Objectives: We investigated

  • how an Iyengar yoga program affects the self-identified worst symptom in a group of participants.
  • whether quality of life, spiritual well-being, and mood disturbance change over the Iyengar yoga program and at 6 weeks after the program.
  • how, from a participant’s perspective, the Iyengar yoga program complements conventional cancer treatment. Continue reading

Talking to Cancer Patients about Complementary Therapies: Is It the Physician’s Responsibility?

by M.J. Verhoef PhD,* H.S. Boon PhD, and S.A. Page PhD*.

Read the full article here:  Current Oncology 

ABSTRACT

Background

To ensure the safety and effectiveness of cancer management, it is important for physicians treating cancer patients to know whether their patients are using complementary and alternative medicine (cam) and if so, why.

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