Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs in Richmond, VA
Wang, Xiaoyan, L. Ac., MD (China)
Phone: (804) 301-1784
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How to Maintain Breast Health
1. Find a release valve for your stress. According to Chinese medicine, stress, frustration, and unresolved anger can play an important part in the development of all types of breast disease, both benign and malignant. Chinese medical theories suggest that one of the best things a woman can do for her breast (and overall) health is to find a way to relax and release stress on a daily basis.

Keep alcohol consumption to a minimum. Alcohol consumption does increase breast cancer rates by a certain percentage. However, a small amount of alcohol can be very relaxing and promote stress reduction.

3. Control overall dietary fats. Cancer studies with a variety of types of cancer indicate that dietary fat is a major player in this disease. It is suggested that dietary fat should be kept under 25%.

. Exercise regularly. Exercise releases stress as well as improves sleep, appetite, and mood. In a variety of research studies, both aerobic exercise and weight training have been shown to be beneficial in reducing symptoms in women including sleep disturbances, depression, fibrocystic breast disease, and breast cancer.

. Eat your veggies! Studies show that women whose diets are high in vegetable based fiber, have lower rates of breast cancer. Especially the cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and cabbage) seem to have a stronger cancer-preventing affect. It is recommended to eat 3 or more servings of vegetables every day. Cooked vegetables will be easier to digest.

. Consider drinking green tea instead of cola and coffee. There have been many studies on the anti-carcinogenic qualities of green tea. Studies of people in Asia who drink copious amounts of green tea daily show a correlation between green tea consumption and lower rates of a variety of cancers.
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Wang, Xiaoyan
Phone: (804) 301-1784