I've done a few seminars about breast health and one of the most common questions I get is, "Dr. Ben, if there's one step I could take to keep my breasts healthy, what would it be?"
The answer is simple: when you go home, take your bra off and massage your breast. Put your hands on your chest and rotate in a circular motion a few times with the tips of your fingers. Then go the other direction. Even while the bra is on you can do this. Find a private place while you’re at work or while you’re out of the home and do this three or four times a day, because you’re creating circulation. You’re not changing the heating factor of the breast, but you’re creating blood circulation. Remember, circulation is what gets oxygen to the tissues. Low oxygen is a cause of cancer on that physiological level. So take your bra off when you get home and massage your breasts. That’s probably the easiest, simplest way to keep your breasts healthy and it doesn’t cost a nickel for you to do.
For more tips on how to massage your breasts, check out this step-by-step eHow article that walks you through it.
- Dr. Ben