Acupuncture & mindfulness yoga supporting cancer patients through treatment
Research has shown that your emotional state, both good and bad, affects your immune system's ability to fight off disease. In one study, people with higher stress levels or more negative moods who were exposed to a cold virus came down with worse colds than people who were less stressed or had more positive moods.
Several studies on people with various types of cancer suggest that complementary medicine can improve mood, quality of life, and coping. This stress relief might help your immune system function better and allow you to better cope with treatment-related side effects.
People who practice meditation or yoga or have acupuncture say that their bodies AND their brains are engaged. New studies are helping researchers understand the connection between mind and body. In one study, meditation was associated with a better immune system response to a vaccine.
written & sourced Breastcancer.org