Research on Yoga: A Collated Document
Treating breathlessness in lung cancer patients: the potential of breathing training
Treating breathlessness in lung cancer patients: the potential of breathing training Miriam J. Johnson & David C. Currow To cite this article: Miriam J. Johnson & David C. Currow (2016) Treating breathlessness in lung cancer patients: the potential of breathing training, “significant improvement with training – more studies needed.”Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine, 10:3, 241-243, DOI: 10.1586/17476348.2016.1146596 To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.1586/17476348.2016.1146596
PMCID: PMC5266177 PMID: 28079815
Morning breathing exercises prolong lifespan by improving hyperventilation in people living with respiratory cancer
Wei-Jie Wu, MB,a Shan-Huan Wang, MB,a,b Wei Ling, MD,a Li-Jun Geng, MPhil,a Xiao-Xi Zhang, PhD,a Lan Yu, MPhil,a,c Jun Chen, MPhil,a,c Jiang-Xi Luo, MD,a,c and Hai-Lu Zhao, PhDa
Five-year survival rate of those who participated in breathing exercises was significantly improved.
Adv Exp Med Biol. 2018 Apr 4. doi: 10.1007/5584_2018_186. [Epub ahead of print]
Preoperative Rehabilitation in Lung Cancer Patients: Yoga Approach.
Barassi G1, Bellomo RG2, Di Iulio A3, Lococo A3, Porreca A4, Di Felice PA4, Saggini R4.
Breathing exercises helped stop craving for smoking.
Psychoneuroendocrinology. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2015 Nov 1.Published in final edited form as:Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2014 Nov; 49: 260–271.
Published online 2014 Jul 21. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2014.07.012
PMCID: PMC417446 NIHMSID: NIHMS616154 PMID: 25127084
Stanford scientists have identified a small group of neurons that communicates goings-on in the brain’s respiratory control center to the structure responsible for generating arousal throughout the brain. Mar2017 Mark Krasnow at Stanford, have identified a small clusters of neurons, in the brain stem, that link to breathing and relaxation, attention, excitement and anxiety.Slow breathing induces tranquility. National Institutes of Health (grants HL70029 and HL40959)
Effect of restorative yoga vs. stretching on diurnal cortisol dynamics and psychosocial outcomes in individuals with the metabolic syndrome: the PRYSMS randomized controlled trial. “Multi-center randomized controlled trail of 171 patients. “Significant decreases in salivary cortisol, chronic stress severity, and stress perception in restorative yoga group vs stretching only group.”
Sarah M. Corey, PhD,1,* Elissa Epel, PhD,1,a Michael Schembri, BS,1 Sarah B. Pawlowsky, DPT,2 Roger J. Cole, PhD,3 Maria Rosario G. Araneta, PhD,4 Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, MD,4 and Alka M. Kanaya, MD1,a
https://www.vox.com/2015/7/22/9012075/yoga-health-benefits-exercise-scienceThe bottom line:Yoga is probably just as good for your health as many other forms of exercise. But it seems particularly promising for improving lower back pain and — crucially — reducing inflammation in the body, which can actually help stave off disease. Yoga also seems to enhance “body awareness,” or people’s sense of what’s going on inside themselves.
2018 Annual Report on Prostate Disease from Harvard Medical School.
Yoga lessens treatment-related symptoms in men with prostate cancer Finding: Improved urinary function and erectile blood flow
The effect of YOCAS©® yoga for musculoskeletal symptoms among breast cancer survivors on hormonal therapy : Participants recruited from 2007-2010; Initially looking at sleep, the study found that musculoskeletal symptoms improved; move directed study needed. Restorative and gentle yoga was used.
Author manuscript; available in PMC 2016 Apr 1.
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Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Apr; 150(3): 597–604.
Published online 2015 Mar 27. doi: 10.1007/s10549-015-3351-1
Yoga Therapy and Polyvagal Theory: The Convergence of Traditional Wisdom and Contemporary Neuroscience for Self-Regulation and Resilience Breathing techniques are known to directly affect cardiac vagal tone and the initiation of the vagal brake to move the system towards the VVC platform and provides another bottom-up regulatory practice of yoga
Front Hum Neurosci. 2018; 12: 67.
Published online 2018 Feb 27. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2018.000 PMCID: PMC5835127PMID: 29535617
Yoga in Improving Quality of Life in Patients with Prostate Cancer Undergoing Surgery
Phase: No phase specified Type: Biomarker/Laboratory analysis, Supportive care Age: 30 to 80 Trial IDs: HSC2015-406H, NCI-2015-02219, CTRC 15-0003, NCT02620033
Yoga Therapy in Improving Quality of Life in Patients with Childhood Lymphoma or Leukemia
Phase: No phase specified Type: Supportive care Age: 13 to 17 Trial IDs: YOGAOT, NCI-2015-00975, NCT02473523
Yoga, Survivorship Health Education, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Reducing Insomnia in Cancer Survivors
Phase: Phase III Type: Biomarker/Laboratory analysis, Supportive care Age: 18 and over Trial IDs: URCC14040, NCI-2015-01144, RSRB052271, NCT02613364
Hatha Yoga in Improving Physical and Emotional Health in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors
Phase: No phase specified Type: Supportive care Age: 18 and over Trial IDs: VICC SUPP 1282, NCI-2013-01860, 121357, DOERSAJK04302014124530, NCT01951664
Yoga Therapy in Reducing Fatigue and Improving Quality of Life in Patients With Stage I-II Breast Cancer Undergoing Radiation Therapy
Phase: No phase specified Type: Supportive care Age: 18 and over Trial IDs: UPCC# 08113, NCI-2014-00413, NCT01985945
Gentle Yoga and Dietary Counseling in Improving Physical Function and Quality of Life in Stage I-II Endometrial Cancer Survivors
Phase: No phase specified Type: Supportive care Age: Not specified Trial IDs: OSU-13005, NCI-2014-00770, 18240, 2013C0043, NCT02465541
Couple-Based Yoga Program in Improving Quality of Life in Patients with Stage I-IIIB Cancer of the Esophagus or Lung Undergoing Radiation Therapy and Their Caregivers
Phase: No phase specified Type: Supportive care Age: 18 and over Trial IDs: 2014-0036, NCI-2015-01902, NCT02196844
Couples-Based Yoga Program in Improving Quality of Life in Patients with High-Grade Glioma Undergoing Radiation Therapy and Their Partners
Phase: No phase specified Type: Supportive care Age: 18 and over Trial IDs: 2015-0013, NCI-2015-01124, NCT02481349
Yoga Therapy for Living Well in Patients with Stage IV or Recurrent Metastatic Breast Cancer
Phase: No phase specified Type: Supportive care Age: 21 and over Trial IDs: Pro00044446, NCI-2014-00032, NCT01927081
Programs to Support You during Chemotherapy (Pro-You)
Phase: No phase specified Type: Biomarker/Laboratory analysis, Supportive care Age: 21 and over Trial IDs: VICC GI 1549, NCI-2015-01042, NCT02489422
Ayurvedic Intervention in Improving Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors
Phase: No phase specified Type: Educational/Counseling/Training Age: 18 and over Trial IDs: 11801, NCI-2012-00602, NCT01488123
Yoga or Stretching and Relaxation in Improving Physical Function in Patients with Stage 0-III Breast Cancer Undergoing Radiation Therapy
Phase: Phase III Type: Supportive care Age: 18 and over Trial IDs: 2009-0976, NCI-2012-01895, NCT01202851
Integrative Oncology Program in Improving Cancer-Related Outcomes in Patients with Stage III Breast Cancer Undergoing Radiation Therapy
Phase: No phase specified Type: Behavioral study, Biomarker/Laboratory analysis, Educational/Counseling/Training Age: 18 and over Trial IDs: 2012-0112, NCI-2014-02449, NCT02079662
Mindfulness Intervention in Reducing Anxiety in Patients Who Have Been Treated for Gynecologic Cancer
Phase: No phase specified Type: Biomarker/Laboratory analysis, Supportive care Age: 18 and over Trial IDs: UW15000, NCI-2015-01263, 2015-0549, NCT02518308
Massage Therapy Compared to Light Touch Therapy in Decreasing Cancer-Related Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors
Phase: No phase specified Type: Supportive care Age: 18 to 65 Trial IDs: R21AT007090, NCI-2014-01419, mCRF, NCT01926678
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Yoga for Cancer Patients a Prescription for Sleep, Vitality (as Studied at Rochester Medical Center) May 20, 2010, 6:06 PM EDT – Democrat and Chronicle By Tom Randall .“We’re not talking about using a Ouija board and using fern leaves instead of chemotherapy,” Merrell said. “We’re talking about relaxation techniques to integrate the mind and body — instead of feeling disconnected from this cancer that’s in you, to feel that you’re a whole human being and you’re going on this path toward healing.”
Effectiveness of Yoga Therapy as a Complementary Treatment for Major Psychiatric Disorders: A Meta-Analysis
- ♦Yoga can be effective in reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety.
- ♦Yoga has few contraindications and few side effects.
- ♦Yoga may be a helpful complementary treatment for psychiatric disorders
Systematic Review of the Efficacy of Meditation Techniques as Treatments for Medical Illness Background: Meditative techniques are sought frequently by patients coping with medical and psychological problems. “Safe and effective..
Albert J. Arias Karen Steinberg, Alok Banga Robert L. Trestman
Published Online:11 Oct 2006https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2006.12.817
Mindfulness at school reduces (likelihood of) depression-related symptoms in adolescents Secondary school students who follow an in-class mindfulness program report reduced indications of depression, anxiety and stress up to six months later. Moreover, these students were less likely to develop pronounced depression-like symptoms.
Date:March 15, 2013/Source:KU Leuven
Summary: Secondary school students who follow an in-class mindfulness program report reduced indications of depression, anxiety and stress up to six months later.
From the National Coalition of Cancer Survivorship How Mindfulness is incorporated into medical practices:
Mindfulness based stress reduction ( MSBR) Chronic physical/emotional pain
Mindfulness based cognitive therapy ( MBCT) Repeat of depressive episodes
Dialectic Behavior Therapy ( DBT) Personality/eating disorders
This Acceptance and commitment therapy ( ACT) Mindfulness and Buddhist ideas.
Comparing Individual Preferences for Four Meditation Techniques: Zen, Vipassana (Mindfulness), Qigong, and Mantra Adam Burke, PhD, MPH, LAcCorrespondence information about the author PhD, MPH, LAc Adam BurkeEmail the author PhD, MPH, LAc Adam Burke
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.explore.2012.04.003 “Most patients preferred Zen and Vipassana – and accured QOL benefits overtime.”
Mind Over Matter: Can Zen Meditation Help You Forget About Pain? By Meredith Melnick @meredithcmDec. 09, 2010 – article reporting on research
The studies add to the evidence that mindfulness techniques like meditation can be learned, and that they may help in the management of a variety of conditions. “The results suggest that Zen meditators may have a training-related ability to disengage some
higher-order brain processes, while still experiencing the stimulus,” said Rainville. “Such an ability could have widespread and profound implications for pain and emotion regulation and cognitive control.”
BMC Complement Altern Med. 2017 Aug 8;17(1):390. doi: 10.1186/s12906-017-1898-Study protocol on comparative effectiveness of mindfulness meditation and qigong on psychophysiological outcomes for patients with colorectal cancer: a randomized controlled trial.
Ho RTH1,2, Wan AHY3,4, Chan JSM4, Ng SM4, Chung KF5, Chan CLW4. Large study showed significant pain management improvement in meditation and qigong, lower stress level, and overall QOL.
Yoga for improving health-related quality of life, mental health and cancer-related symptoms in women diagnosed with breast cancer Cochrane Review 2018/2017
We included 24 studies with a total of 2166 participants, 23 of which provided data
Moderate-quality evidence supports the recommendation of yoga as a supportive intervention for improving health-related quality of life and reducing fatigue and sleep disturbances when compared with no therapy, as well as for reducing depression, anxiety and fatigue, when compared with psychosocial/educational interventions.
CALL TO ACTION
Yoga practices positively address many of the side effects that cancer patients, survivors experience. These effects are also felt by anyone involved in cancer research: scientists, doctors, nurses, therapists, caregivers.
Yoga practices encompasses the entire person: mind, body, emotions, and spiritually (not religiously).
More studies are needed in the field of Yoga Therapy and Cancer.
The Breathing Book, by Donna Farhi
Healing Mudras, by Sabina Mesko
Yogic Management of Cancer, by Dr. Swami Nirmalananda
The Yamas & Niyamas, by Deborah Adele
Exercises for Joints and Glands, by Swami Rama
Yoga and Breast Cancer, Ingrid Kollak and Isabell Utz-Billing, MD
The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga, by Ray Long, MD
Relax and Renew, by Judith Laster, Ph.D.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, by Sri Swami Satchidananda
ABC Workbook for Cancer Patients, by Robin B. Dilley
Returning to Health with Dance, Movement and Imagery, by Anna Halprin
Yoga for Wellness, Gary Kraftsow
The Stress Management Workbook, by Ruth C. White, PhD
Meditation books by Jon Kabat Zinn, Thich Nhat Hanh, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Pema Chodron