Study: Yoga May Help Cancer Patients

A new study suggests that yoga has helped cancer patients sleep better, reduce their dependence on sedatives, and help them get back to their everday routines, according to a new study being highlighted at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting in Chicago next month.

ABC has the scoop on the newly released findings, here are some of the highlights:

The story goes on to talk about Beth Israel's yoga program which was developed with instructor Rodney Yee and Donna Karan's Urban Zen Foundation. (Donna's husband died of lung cancer). The hospital’s cancer floor also offers acupuncture, aromatherapy, a meditation room called the "Sanctuary" and massage chairs for patients and visitors. Woodson Merrell, chairman of the department of integrative medicine at Beth Israel, says about the study's findings:

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