When breast cancer survivor Rose Phillips finished treatment, she felt she needed something to quiet her mind and allow her body to heal.
The slow, meditative exercise of Qigong could help prostate cancer survivors beat a common side effect of the condition, according to a small new study in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship. Researchers from the University of New Mexico Cancer Center and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that 12 weeks of Qigong decreased fatigue and distress among prostate cancer survivors, compared with stretching classes.
Qigong exercise could reduce conventional cancer therapy side effects such as upper limb lymphedema and poor circulatory status in survivors of breast cancer. Further studies must be conducted to explore longer term effects.
Meditation is like a good movie, when you get detached from reality and allow yourself to immerse into a different, healing world. After all, what is real? Our daily rat race or when we manage to stop and contemplate. There’s an entity buried deep within everyone of us and meditation is the path to discover it.