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Mind-Body Therapy Alters Gene Expression Reducing Risk of Relapse

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People who practice mind-body interventions, such as yoga, meditation and Tai Chi, produce significantly lower amounts of molecules that activate inflammation-causing genes (reducing the risk of multiple myeloma?)

I am a long-term survivor of an “incurable” cancer called multiple myeloma (MM). I often wonder why I have remained in complete remission from my myeloma for so long.  While conventional oncology and the majority of multiple myeloma survivors like me focus on therapies such as chemo, radiation,  surgery and non-toxic therapies such as nutrition and supplementation, the articles linked and excerpted below point to mind-body therapies as additions to our therapies to either reduce one’s risk of myeloma or reduce one’s risk of relapse.

The answer to how I remain myeloma-free might be because of all of the mind-body therapies that I practice daily, weekly, monthly, etc. My mental health has become my highest priority. While reading the studies below all I could think of was how different my life is today than it was before my diagnosis of multiple myeloma..

Have you been diagnosed with multiple myeloma? If so, what stage? What symptoms are you experiencing? Are you undergoing any therapies- either conventional or non-conventional?

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David Emerson

  • Multiple Myeloma Survivor
  • MM Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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What Is the Molecular Signature of Mind-Body Interventions? A Systematic Review of Gene Expression Changes Induced by Meditation and Related Practices

“There is considerable evidence for the effectiveness of mind-body interventions (MBIs) in improving mental and physical health, but the molecular mechanisms of these benefits remain poorly understood…

One hypothesis is that MBIs reverse expression of genes involved in inflammatory reactions that are induced by stress. This systematic review was conducted to examine changes in gene expression that occur after MBIs and to explore how these molecular changes are related to health…

We searched PubMed throughout September 2016 to look for studies that have used gene expression analysis in MBIs (i.e., mindfulness, yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, relaxation response, and breath regulation). Due to the limited quantity of studies, we included both clinical and non-clinical samples with any type of research design…

Eighteen relevant studies were retrieved and analyzed. Overall, the studies indicate that these practices are associated with a downregulation of nuclear factor kappa B pathway; this is the opposite of the effects of chronic stress on gene expression and suggests that MBI practices may lead to a reduced risk of inflammation-related diseases…

Yoga and meditation reduce the risk of cancer (MM) by changing our DNA: Relaxation techniques boost the way our genes protect the body from illness

  • Yoga reduces our production of the molecules that activate inflammation genes
  •   Genes are activated during the ‘fight or flight response’ in stressful situations 
  •   Inflammation is linked to cancer, accelerated aging and poor mental health
  •   Stress is often long-term and has been linked to substantial medical problems

People who practice so-called mind-body interventions (MBI), such as yoga, meditation and Tai Chi, produce significantly lower amounts of molecules that activate inflammation-causing genes, a study review found.

Inflammation has been linked to cancer, accelerated aging and poor mental health…”


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