Most women wear bras and do not give them a second thought; yet they have little idea that their bras could be far too tight. Many women are unaware that there is a big link between tight fitting bras and breast cancer due to an impaired lymphatic flow.
There has been striking evidence that women who wear restrictive bra’s 24hours a day are 125 times more likely to develop breast cancer than women who do not wear bras at all. A woman that wears a bra more than 12 hours a day has a 1 in 7 chance of Breast Cancer; whereas a woman who wears one for less than 12 hours has a 1 out of 152 chance. A woman who rarely wears on has a 1 out of 168 chance.
Tight clothing inhibits the exact functioning of the lymphatic system (an internal network of vessels that flushes wastes and toxins from the body) which can lead to a build up of carcinogenic compounds in the constricted areas.
Other than not wearing a bra, alternative suggestions could be to replace the under-wired bra with a good sports bra (with a thick band around the bottom, but not too tight); the invisible support camisoles or yoga tops or simply removing the wire from your bra’s.
It is recommended that women need breast movement to improve lymphatic circulation; exercise, a re-bounder, body brushing or massage are all consummate options for cleaning the breast of toxins that can arise from cellular metabolism.
The Doctor David Williams recommends a breast-massage method that involves a technique which will enhance lymphatic drainage from the breast, and succour considerably in the prevention of breast cancer”
“After removing the bra, lie on your bed on your back. Straighten one arm, and raise that arm over your head, allowing it to on the bed. (For our purposes, let’s presume you raised your right arm first.”
“Next, using the fingers of your left hand, stimulate the right nipple by rubbing and/or squeezing it, to trigger the release of the hormone, Oxytocin, and increase lymph drainage throughout the breast.”
“After stimulating the nipple for a few minutes, very gently grasp the
lower portion of the breast. Using a sort of pumping action, gentle squeeze and release the breast, gradually moving your h up toward the outer portion of the breast and armpit area. Continue to “pump” higher into the armpit until
you can’t go any further.”
“The idea is not to rub the skin, but to pump the lymph from the breast, into the armpit, a then further up the lymph system, as you grasp small sections of the breast and armpit, and gently squeeze or pump the lymph out of that area.”
“Continue this pumping procedure for about three minutes, and then switch
to the other breast (Remember to raise the opposite arm over your head). One three minute session on each side, is all it takes.”
There are many causes to Breast Cancer, some still unfounded. But simple procedures and a common awareness to good breast health can go a long way in the fight against Breast Cancer.