In search of “health” oriented care, cancer patients commonly use Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) along with their conventional cancer treatments. Many of the experts and leaders in the field of Integrative Cancer Care will be gathering in April near New York City to attend the Advances in Cancer Strategies Symposium. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Bernie Siegel MD. well known for his leading edge thinking and his book Love, Medicine and Miracles.
Vitamin D allows our immune T cells to be able to fight off serious infections as well as cancer. Multiple studies show that Vitamin D is crucial to activating our immune defenses. Without adequate levels of Vitamin we will not be able to activate the killer cells in our immune system.
Being under the care of a physician who is interested in you as a unique individual and in what causes health will save you money and extend your life. They tend to prescribe less drugs and turn to complementary methods of promoting health and healing. They teach their patients how to cultivate and sustain health, rather than chasing after symptoms and only managing diseases.
Are stress and depression related to cancer? The reason could possibly have to do with the way stress and depression affects the immune system.
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………
New Research on Thunder God Vine, Lei Gong Teng, Tripterygium wilfordii a Chinese Herbal Medicine reveals efficacy for Cancer with Anti Tumor effects. This plant is also used for its anti-inflammatory properties.
What drives the spread of Breast Cancer?
Research has shown that Curcumin, the active ingredient in the common spice, Tumeric, has properties that reduce the expression of deadly molecules within cancer cells and can potentially slow the spread of breast cancer. Recent studies from the University of California, San Diego, published in the British Journal, NATURE, have discovered a molecule called RANKL found in aggressive breast cancer cells that predicts more deadly, lethal and life threatening disease. The findings from these recent studies suggests that drugs that block RANKL may be effective in preventing both the early stages of breast cancer and the advanced progression of the disease.
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.
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.