New Light on Cancer: Do Changes in the Fascia Play a Role?

By
B Grace Bullock, PhD, E-RYT 500

There are an estimated 14.5 million people living with cancer in the U.S. with 40% using some form of complementary approach to manage symptoms or improve their quality of life during and after cancer treatment.

New research points to inflammation and connective tissue stiffness as contributing to tumor growth, spreading and metastasis.  This raises the question of whether yoga, massage, and other complementary therapies designed to reduce inflammation and stiffness may be beneficial.

Yoga for Cancer

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Tari Prinster - Yoga for Cancer

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