Breathing exercises can help combat Cancer
Cancer is a category of disease distinguished by mutation in the normal cell growth. It has been identified that there are over a hundred differing types of cancer, and each is classed by the kind of cell that it first affects.
What causes cancer?
A lot of research has gone into how the malignant cells mutate and spread. Cancer is the result of how cells keep growing uncontrollably, mutate and do not die. Normally a cell follows a sequence of growth, division, and death but once this process breaks down, it can lead to cancer.
The cell mutation can be a result of various factors, noticeable ones are – genetic disposition, effects of industrial pollutants & carcinogens. Some of the other important factors are – effect of age & various linking viruses like human papilloma virus & hepatitis B and C.
Cancer cells are Hypoxic. Deprive a cell of 60% of its Oxygen, it may mutates and turn Cancerous. Deprive a cell of 35% of its Oxygen for 48 hours, it may mutates/ferments and can turn cancerous.
How is Cancer treated?
As there are over hundred different types of cancers and the causes are also varied hence there cannot be a same protocol for all types. Cancer treatment depends on the type of cancer, the stage of the cancer, age, health status and additional personal characteristics. Cancer treatment, in the conventional medicine system, usually falls into the following categories like surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormone therapy and gene therapy.
Warburg theory on Cancer
In 1931, Otto Warburg, a German scientist, was awarded Noble Prize for his ‘Warburg theory on Cancer.’
Excerpts from Revised lecture at the meeting of the Nobel Laureates at Lindau, Lake Constance, Germany by Otto Warburg, Director and Max Planck-Institute for Cell Physiology, Berlin-Dahlem.
“ For cancer, there is only one prime cause. Summarized in a few words, the prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar. All normal body cells meet their energy needs by respiration of oxygen, whereas cancer cells meet their energy needs in great part by fermentation. ”
Diaphragmatic breathing exercises can help combat cancer…
Correct breathing techniques deliver oxygen to the fatigued cells helping them recover faster. Studies have also shown that patients who take Breathing exercises help during their cancer treatment recover faster compared to patients who just rely on the conventional medical treatment. Doctors also have started recommending alternate healing practices, yoga being one of them.
Correct Breathing as a therapy for cancer is seen as a complete wellness routine for the body, breath and the mind. Read on… Diaphragmatic breathing is correct breathing…
Writers Note: I have been observing wester medicine is opening up to the concept yoga, pranayama, breathing exercises and mindfulness and their usefulness in coping with cancer and its after effects. A few hospitals, in fact, have teams conducting yoga based oxygen therapy, pranayama and teaching breathing exercises to cancer survivors.
Please contact your near expert to know more about what can really work for you. All the Best!