How To Manage Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema With Yoga

Breast Cancer Authority

Yoga For Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema BCRF Angela Strynkowski, Founder of A Jewel In The Lotus with LympheDiva’s compression garment.

Author: Diana Ross, E-RYT 500, Posted By:Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema (BCRL) is more common than you would think after surgery or treatment. BCRL can be quite devastating to patients, as its far-reaching consequences are a constant reminder of their cancer. It is also one of those things that is not given enough attention to. Unfortunately once you have lymphedema – you have it. You will need to learn to manage it and yoga can help.

Practicing continuous flowing movements has a positive impact on the lymphatic system, and in particular Lymphedema. When lymph fluid is disrupted through breast cancer surgery, trauma or infection there may be an excessive fluid build up. This stagnant fluid can play havoc on the tissues and create swelling. There also can be a reduction of the oxygen intake…

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