Senior man practicing yoga outside looking tranquil in namaste pose

There is much talk these days of integrative medicine, complementary approaches to disease, and allopathic vs. “alternative” medicine. As both a board-certified medical doctor and yoga therapist, Timothy McCall, MD. has a unique perspective on these topics.

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Healing Yoga for Cancer: Pain Relief

Although cancer touches one in three women and one in two men nationwide, more people than ever are living longer after treatment. New and promising research heralds the benefits of yoga practice post-... Read more

Yoga for Breast Cancer Patients: New Study Explores Appropriate Home Practices

Cancer treatment is an arduous process. Patients may experience a range of debilitating side effects both during and after treatment. Yoga may help with these side effects, but is it possible for people... Read more

Study Lists 7 Benefits of Yoga for Breast Cancer Patients and Survivors

A new review of the research finds yoga therapy beneficial for those with breast cancer. Read more

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Prostate Cancer: Light Therapy Offers Effective Treatment for Early Stages, New Study Shows

Nearly 1 out of every 7 men in the U.S. will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. A new study offers hope that for men with early prostate cancer a new non-invasive treatment might be an effective,... Read more
Woman in Child's Pose (Balasana), practicing yoga to help aging and cancer recovery

Cancer and Aging: The Role of Yoga and Healthy LIfestyle in Cancer Prevention

Is there a link between cancer and aging? If so, what role can yoga play? Well, there is now irrefutable evidence that age is the single greatest risk factor for cancer. Nearly 70% of people who have cancer... Read more

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

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... Read more

Finding Equanimity and Grace: A Meditation on Breast Cancer

Why Practice Mindfulness? Last July, I had the good fortune to sit an 18-day meditation retreat at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County, California. After 28 years of attending Vipassana retreats I’m... Read more

Navigating Cancer Treatment: How Yoga Can Help

While most of us have been touched by breast cancer in some way—from our own experience or that of family members and friends—we aren’t necessarily aware of strategies for early detection and for supporting... Read more

Vagus Nerve Activity May Impact Cancer Prognosis

What gives people greater resilience in the face of life-threatening illness like cancer? Researchers now believe that vagal nerve activity may contribute to enhanced health and longer life expectancy for... Read more
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Pranayama and Cancer

As one of the steps on Patanjali’s eight-step path of yoga, pranayama has been practiced by yogis for thousands of years as a way to quiet the mind and tap into the subtle, energetic realms of the body. Prana... Read more