Utilizing the best aspects of western and eastern medicine to improve the life of cancer patients is becoming more widespread in the United States. It has always been the case in China where herbs and acupuncture were used in surgery and pharmaceuticals used only when really necessary. Energy medicine in the form of Qi Gong is taught in Chinese hospitals as a healing method and can be used for self-healing. This ancient form of healing dates back 5,000 years and works by using the body’s bio-electric energy.
Here at the McDonald Wellness Clinic, one of my specialties is providing services that will bring relief to patients from chemotherapy, radiation and or surgery. This is accomplished through acupuncture, herbal medicine, acupressure, nutrition and self-healing techniques. By doing so, it is hoped that the immune system is boosted, the risk of recurrence is lessened and the quality of life is enhanced. For those patients who have decided against conventional treatment, you will receive excellent options to assist you on this journey.
The following is a list of the most treatable symptoms resulting from conventional care:
Loss of weight and Lean Muscle Mass
Loss of Taste
Skin Rash Pain
Chemo Brain (loss of short term memory)
Hot Flashes/Night Sweats.
As yet, the physicians of the Coachella Valley have not developed a strong interest in the role of restorative alternative medicine. However, that will change over time. As such, you must be your own advocate, knowing that there is a way for you and all the cancer patients of the valley to better your life, hold on to the strength that you have, and take advantage of an arsenal of care that goes beyond just completing chemical protocols that often leave you in the wake of misery producing side effects.
Let me know how I can help you.