Tuesday, June 28, 2016

How Meditation Can Benefit Breast Cancer Patients

Battling breast cancer can be overwhelming for anyone physically and emotionally. Studies have shown that fitness and exercise have tremendous benefits for breast cancer. However, if you're physically unable to get out and exercise while going through treatment, meditation is a great alternative to release stress, anxiety, and fatigue.

Meditation is a breathing technique that has been used for centuries to change the makeup of your brain to improve cognitive abilities. Essentially, it works on exercising the brain.

If you find yourself worried often or unable to sleep at night, meditation may be able to help you. Here are ten helpful benefits of meditation for people suffering from breast cancer.

1. Boasts natural wellness by reducing stress and anxiety

2. Improves your focus and ability to work under stress. Eliminates distractions.

3. Makes you stronger against pain, relieves pain faster than morphine.

4. Relaxes you and improves your mood.

5. Reduces blood pressure and inflammation

6. Deep breathing techniques can help improve circulation throughout the body

7. Helps maintain heart rate and breathing.

8. Calms hot flashes.

9. Decreases feelings of loneliness.

10. Helps you live longer.

The best thing about meditation is that you can practice it anytime. It can be as simple as pausing to take 10 deep breathes. You can also find great guided meditation apps for your phone.

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