Breast Health – What every woman should know about
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, with nearly 1.7 million new cases diagnosed in 2012 (second most common cancer overall). This represents about 12% of all new cancer cases and 25% of all cancers in women. It is the fifth most common cause of death from cancer in women.
Breast cancer risk doubles each decade until menopause, after which the increase slows.
Breast lumps, breast congestion, and breast discomfort cause a great deal of concern for millions of women.
Tips to improve Breast Health
Exercise – Doctors agree that regular moderate exercise is essential to attain, and to maintain optimum health. And no less for breast health. Two main lymphatic drainage points are in the chest and the lymphatic system is stimulated by muscle movement. If you are mostly sitting down every day, it could mean that your lymphatic flow is decreased by about 90%. You do not have to be an exercise buff, or use up hours in exercise for it to be effective. Simply brisk walking, swinging both arms is a very good way to get exercise, even just for 20-30 minutes. It stimulates the flow of lymph effectively. No equipment is needed and the benefits are many.
Skin Brushing – It can accelerate the flow of lymph through tiny vessels and into the main lymphatic drainage ducts.
Avoid the uses of antiperspirants – It is very important for the sweat glands of the body to be able to release perspiration. (www.kinesiologyzone.com/avoid-use-anti-perspirants)
Wear garments that fit well – The health of any body depends upon the free flow of body fluids through the tissues of that part. For example do not be tempted to exercise in your day wear bra. Your breasts need the extra support from a sports bra.
Rebounding – It pumps the lymph through the system most effectively (www.kinesiologyzone.com/benefits-rebounding-5-minutes)
Drink pure water – For your long term health make sure that the water you drink is as pure as can be reasonably made.
Balanced Diet – Those who are properly nourished , and have a really balanced intake of vitamins and minerals in their diet, are much less affected by pollution, radiation and other external toxic influences.
Systematic Kinesiologists use the Chapman reflexes which stimulate the lymphatic system and help its movement. If you feel sluggish, lead a mostly sedentary lifestyle, and suffer tender breasts (that the doctors have checked and you’re cleared of a more serious problem), then I invite you to consider booking a treatment with a practitioner. The Association of Systematic Kinesiology in Ireland has a full practitioner listing
Prevention is better than cure