Alternative Medicine is Chosen by 83% of Cancer Patients

30 Reasons Why 83% of all Cancer Patients choose Alternative Medicine and Integrative Cancer Care: To improve my survival. To decrease fear, hopelessness and despair. To take control. To feel empowered. To use safe and non toxic therapies. To have Humane, Caring and Compassionate Whole Person Patient Centered Care. To be proactive and take control and take charge of and participate in decisions.. To manage side effects. To improve quality of life………

Acupuncture Relieves Joint Pain Caused By Breast Cancer Treatments

Among the women treated with true acupuncture, findings demonstrated that they experienced significant improvement in joint pain and stiffness over the course of the study. Pain severity declined, and overall physical well-being improved. Additionally, 20 percent of the patients who had reported taking pain relief medications reported that they no longer needed to take these medications following acupuncture treatment.

Healthy Medicine: A New Model of Cancer Care

What is Healthy Medicine? It is the recognition that our one-size-fits-all approach to medical practice is largely ineffective if our goal is healing. Healthy Medicine is a synthesis of complementary/alternative medicine with conventional modern allopathic medicine and energy medicine.

Mammograms are Not Enough to Save Women From Breast Cancer

Watch this video by Dr. Deborah Rhodes, M.D. from her December 2010 talk at TEDWomen on why mammograms are not enough for early detection of breast cancer in women with dense breasts.  Are you one of the many women who are not getting the right breast screening to prevent breast cancer?

Anti-Cancer Diet Shopping List and Checklist

By composing a diet out of the foods on this list, you will be choosing to:

detoxify cancer causing substances
support your immune system
lower inflammation
block cancer cells from invading other tissues
promote self-destruction of cancer cells through apoptosis
protect healthy cells with foods containing high levels of anti-oxidants and nutrients
stop the growth and spread of cancer by blocking the development of new blood vessels to cancer cells (angiogenesis)

Acupuncture and Cancer

Acupuncture is effective in helping cancer patients deal with pain, sleep, hot flashes, menopausal symptoms, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, immune support, bone marrow supprssion, anemia, digestion, diarrhea and constipaton and a broad range of quality of life issues including depression and anxiety and sense of well being. Acupuncture treatment for cancer patients and cancer survivors is becoming widely accepted at cancer treatment centers worldwide.

Cancer Fighting Foods

Red grapes, strawberries, soybeans, dark chocolate, oranges, and green tea are among the foods with the ability to prevent blood vessel growth and thus slow the spread of cancer. ‘What we eat is really our chemotherapy three times a day’