Breast Cancer: Beyond Convention: The world's Foremost Authorities on Complementary and alternative Medicine Offer Advice on Healing

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 1, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 432 pages
Today, more breast cancer treatment options are available than ever before. But how can you determine the course of action that is right for YOU?
Breast Cancer: Beyond Convention is the only single resource that lays out all of the traditional and alternative approaches available today. Assembling a "dream team" of breast cancer experts, the editors of this truly groundbreaking guide encourage readers to work with their practitioners as they consider a variety of approaches, all explained in clear, nontechnical language. Readers will discover
  • how to find the right caregiver and how to best complement conventional medical treatment with alternative medicine
  • how to be "healed" without necessarily being "cured"
  • how to incorporate traditional Chinese medicine -- including herbs, qigong, and acupuncture
  • the right diet to choose, no matter the form of treatment; the importance of soy products; plus fifteen delicious recipes to sample
  • the best vitamins, minerals, and natural foods, and the specific benefits -- and possible dangers -- of each
  • the merits of spiritual treatments, from meditation and directed prayer to the powerful mystery of the "will to live."

The guide features an encyclopedic appendix of websites, and lists of national support organizations, care centers, recommended audiotapes, CDs, and books -- making this the single source to help patients take control of their treatment, assuage their fears, and get them on the road to healing.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program at the University of California, San Francisco
 

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In the preface, Tagliaferri writes that this is the book she wished existed in 1996 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. A licensed acupuncturist, certified herbalist, and director of the ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER THREE
25
CHAPTER FOUR
42
CHAPTER FIVE
106
CHAPTER
142
CHAPTER SEVEN
181
CHAPTER EIGHT
197
CHAPTER NINE
214
CHAPTER
245
CHAPTER TWELVE
315
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
336
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
363
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
379
RESOURCES
385
NOTES
415
INDEX
463
Copyright

CHAPTER ELEVEN
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Mary Tagliaferri is a licensed acupuncturist and nationally certified herbalist and is the director of the first Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic at the University of California at San Francisco. She lives in San Francisco.

Debu Tripathy is director of clinical research at the UCSF Mt. Zion Breast Care Center and a principal investigator on twelve clinical trials on breast cancer.

Isaac Cohen is the director of the American Acupuncture Center and a founding member of the UCSF Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program.

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