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Jane’s Blog Holistic Medicine and Cancer

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Jane’s Blog Holistic Medicine and Cancer

New research published in JAMA Oncology, 2019 suggests one-third of people with a cancer diagnosis use complementary and alternative medicines such as meditation, yoga, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and supplements. According to lead researcher Dr. Nina Sanford, an assistant professor of Radiation Oncology who specializes in and treats cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, herbal supplements were the most common alternative medicine and chiropractic, or osteopathic manipulation, was the second most common. Dr. Sanford's analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Health Interview Survey also showed 29 percent of people who use complementary and alternative medicine did...

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Jane’s Blog Holistic Medicine, What is it?

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Jane’s Blog  Holistic Medicine, What is it?

Holistic Medicine is a form of healing that considers the whole person -- body, mind, and spirit as it relates to their immune system. The goal with holistic medicine is to achieve optimal health and wellness through more natural methods. Often it encompasses many healing practices including, herbal, naturopathy, homeopathy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, energy work such as reiki, massage therapy, breath work, hypnosis, craniosacral therapy and many more. It is often called complementary or alternative medicine as to not conflict with conventional or traditional medicine.  Integrative medicine, which is the safe blending of holistic and conventional medical treatments, is becoming...

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