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Basic Concepts of cancer

The effect of yoga on the cancer
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Instructor: Dr Rashmi Pradhan VaidyaLanguage: English

About the course

In this course, The faculty will explain the origins of cancer from the smallest unit, such as cells, DNA, chromosomes, and telomeres, as well as their function and role, in this course. The course will explain what causes cancer, its development, mutations, and more. The course also covers the tumor microenvironment and the differences between cancer and normal cells. It will go through the major causes of cancer, the role of carcinogens, and risk factors. The course will also shed light on the prevalence of various types of cancer around the world in both males and females. Moreover, the unit will highlight the conventional methods of treatment and their limitations. In addition, as part of the solution, you will learn about the measures available today to reduce the risk of cancer and the proactive role of yoga as a rehabilitative technique to avoid its occurrence and recurrence. The Yoga Protocol for Cancer, as well as rehab and symptom management, will be covered in the course. Lastly, Dr. Vaidya will summarize the different studies on how yoga affects breast cancer and what role integrative medicine plays.

Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate.


Usability of the course

  • Learners will be able to understand both medical and yogic perspective of cancer
  • Holistic approach to manage the disorder through yoga - physical , mental, spiritual

  • Evidence based yoga therapy
  • Yoga teachers, doctors, medical students, patients suffering from cancer
  • The successful candidates will be awarded a certificate.

About The Author & What you’ll learn

Dr. Rashmi Vaidya, MD, is a Breast Surgical Oncology Specialist in Glendale, AZ, and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and Abrazo Scottsdale Campus. She is a guest faculty member at the AAYM (American Association of Yoga and Meditation). Dr. Vaidya practices a patient-centered, evidence-based approach to breast cancer treatment. Dr. Vaidya is an active member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and serves on several committees, including the ASBS, the Selected Readings Subcommittee, the Imaging Certification Committee, and the Ultrasound Review Committee. She is also a lecturer on the basics of cancer and yoga therapy for cancer for VaYu.

Purpose of the Course

  • What is cancer & how it develops in the human body?
  • Modern methods of treatment, their downside and what's missing in modern medicine?
  • What is stress, its influence on the human system, fight & flight mechanism?
  • What is yoga and its influence on stress & homeostasis
  • Yoga for symptom management during chemotherapy.
  • Yoga as a proactive tool does early diagnosis & treatment.
  • Studies/ research of yoga in early breast cancer patients.
  • Recommended yoga protocol for treatment of cancer.
  • Ashtanga yoga, yogic lifestyle & its effect.

Target Audience

  •  Yoga teachers who want to advance their career & deepen their understanding of yoga through science-backed holistic yoga therapy.
  • Medical students/ Doctors who want to broaden their range of effective treatment.
  • Patients who are currently undergoing treatment for cancer, have previously been treated for cancer, are facing the possibility of a recurrence of cancer, or are in the process of rehabilitation and are prepared to battle the disease using a cost-effective, science-backed, holistic yoga therapy along with their caregivers or family members.
  • People who are likely to develop cancer due to its prevalence in their family, community, country, etc.
  • Yoga practitioners with an eagerness to expand their knowledge of the topic.
  • People who want to experience authentic yoga & its effects on the body.
  • Housewives who want to boost their own and their family's health.
  • People with questions & concerns about the effectiveness & role of yoga in the management/treatment of cancer during & after the diagnosis & treatment.

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