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The healing power of a dragon

The paddling motion in dragon boating was recognized to be beneficial to breast cancer survivors by a Canadian sports medicine physician. In 1996 Dr. Don McKenzie conducted research to see if upper body exercise could help prevent breast cancer patients contracting a painful condition called lymphedema. In the past, patients were advised not to do any upper body exercise. However, the women in the study became more fit and happier as a result of paddling. The camaraderie was