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Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine

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Is Rajyoga helpful in maintaining patient’s biochemical and hematological profile during breast cancer treatment?

Atul Kumar Goyal / Jaimanti Bakshi / Sushma Rani / BK Anita Didi / Akshay Anand
Published Online: 2018-11-07 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jcim-2017-0175

Abstract

The present study is the case of a breast cancer patient who visited the local unit of the Brahma Kumaris (BK). Conversations with the patient revealed that the patient was being treated in the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. The treatment of the patient included the surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. The patient narrated her ability to manage the psychological stress associated with the cancer treatment. She ascribed it to the positive attitude developed by her practice of the Rajyoga meditation from last 15 years. Rajyoga involved the daily meditation and regular listening to the specified commentary recommended by BK. Patient’s health remains stable during the whole treatment process as analyzed by the mammography, histopathology and PET scan. The patient was also able to maintain the total body weight, biochemical and hematological profile within normal physiological range. The present case study is an attempt to provide Rajyoga as supportive means to the maintenance of patient’s biochemical and hematological profile, and overall general health during breast cancer treatment.

Keywords: cancer; diet; integrative medicine; lifestyle; Rajyoga

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About the article

Received: 2017-12-12

Accepted: 2018-10-04

Published Online: 2018-11-07


Author contributions: All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

Research funding: None declared.

Employment or leadership: None declared.

Honorarium: None declared.

Competing interests: The funding organization(s) played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.


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