Women's Health

How Meditation and Mindfulness Can Be Beneficial for Breast Cancer Patients

Most women with breast cancer are interested in alternate therapies

Women who have breast cancer are usually very interested in alternative, homeopathic therapies. About 4 out of 5 people who have cancer are interested in taking on an alternative therapy or following a special diet. This study went to great lengths to try and find which of these alternative therapies are best for breast cancer patients. Now, we are better informed as to what works and what doesn't. It seems that meditation, yoga, and relaxation practices have the highest benefit, with other mindfulness practices following close behind. However, the study also identified the lower benefit of using aloe vera for radiation skin reactions and healing touch for decreasing pain.