Yoga, eating well, positive attitude aid recovery?

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Question from Sydney Gal: Do relaxation techniques such as Yoga, combined with good eating and a positive attitude aid in recovery?
Answers - Russell Portenoy Physicians who focus on quality of life issues like symptom control generally tend to endorse the concept that there is an important mind/body connection and that cognitive approaches can be helpful. We recognize that the scientific evidence in support of most of the techniques that people do is very limited, yet the risk associated with yoga, with various cognitive techniques, with exercise, and so forth are so limited that there is general support for trying to employ these techniques in patients who are willing to do so.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Ease Fatigue, Boost Energy featured Lillian Nail, Ph.D., R.N., Russel Portenoy, M.D., and Marisa Weiss, M.D. answering your questions about ways to manage fatigue and increase energy levels.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in March 2001.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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