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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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Five Ways Yoga Can Reduce Your Cancer Risk

“You have cancer.” About half of all men and one-third of all women in the United States will hear those words in their lifetime. That’s 40 percent of us. We each hope it’s not us, but hope is not a plan. And... Read more
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Yoga and Healing After Cancer - Interview with Tari Prinster

In the movie “Yoga Woman,” Tari Prinster tells the moving story about her struggle with cancer and how yoga helped her heal and recover after the treatment. Tari has since become a leading force in teaching... Read more

Review: Tari Prinster’s Yoga for Cancer - Important New Resource for Cancer Survivors

Few things are more devastating than a diagnosis of cancer. People who get this sobering news often face a long, grueling treatment. And alas, even when the treatment is successful, they often have to contend... Read more

Preventing Cancer - Can the Mediterranean Diet Reduce the Risk of Cancer?

A Mediterranean diet is much more than some trendy weight loss plan. In addition to helping people shed extra pounds, it has been shown to provide some major positive effects on health in a number of ways,... Read more
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Can Meditation Help in Cancer Recovery?

Research at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) used "telomere length" (TL) as a indication of stress and biological aging and how "mind wandering" could be an indication of that. Many studies... Read more

Yoga Increases Resources to Deal with the Stress of Cancer

Yoga has long been known to help with stress relief, and several studies on yoga for cancer patients have indicated positive effects of yoga in cancer patients. Read more
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Yoga and Mindfulness May Increase Odds of Cancer Survival, Study Finds

While the benefits of yoga and meditation for cancer patients are well-documented, these have largely been thought to be either psychological or for symptom management. However, a groundbreaking new study finds that the effects may actually extend to increasing the odds of long-term survival. Read more