Choices in Healing: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Complementary Approaches
Written by one of the country's leading authorities on alternative and complementary cancer treatments, Choices in Healing is designed for the cancer patient or health professional who seeks a comprehensive overview of the available choices, both in treatments and in living with cancer.
Choices in Healing offers valuable information and guidance for the whole life cycle of cancer -- from the initial shock of diagnosis to decisions about choosing a physician and conventional therapies, selecting complementary therapies, coping with treatment, and the art of living fully with the possibility of recurrence.
There are detailed explanations and evaluations of a wide range of complementary therapy programs, including spiritual and psychological approaches, nutritional therapies, physical therapies, pharmacological therapies, and traditional medicines from around the world. There are sections on prayer and other forms of spiritual healing; psychotherapy, support groups, visual imagery and hypnosis; massage, therapeutic touch, yoga, and Qi Gong; macrobiotic diet and other cancer diets; acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicines; and numerous other unconventional therapies used by American cancer patients.
With an unusual combination of compassion and objectivity, Michael Lerner describes his conclusions following more than a decade of study of unconventional cancer treatments in North America, Europe, India, and Japan. He also draws extensively on his work with hundreds of cancer patients who have participated in the Commonweal Cancer Help Programs, the residential support program depicted by Bill Moyers in his 1993 PBS documentary Healing and the Mind.
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Alternative cancer therapies tend to be more controversial than other forms of alternative medicine. Many physicians feel that by using such therapies patients may avoid or delay treatments that have ... Read full review
The Debate over Conventional Cancer Therapies
American Cultures of Conventional Cancer Therapy
Choosing Conventional Physicians Hospitals and Therapies
Choice in Unconventional Cancer Therapies
Physical Traditional and Pharmacological Therapies
Physical and Energetic Approaches Exercise Massage Therapeutic Touch and Chiropractic
Traditional Chinese Medicine A Favored Adjunctive Therapy for American Cancer Patients
Unconventional Pharmacological Therapies An Overview
Stanislaw Burzynski Antineoplastons on the Edge of Medical Credibility
Joseph Gold Does Hydrazine Sulfate Prevent Weight Loss and Extend Life with Cancer?
Emanuel Revici Will His Unique Therapy Ever Be Scientifically Assessed?
Living with Cancer
The Debate over Unconventional Cancer Therapies
A Framework for Evaluating Unconventional Cancer Therapies
Spiritual Approaches to Cancer
Psychological Approaches to Cancer
Mainstream Nutritional Science and the Unconventional Nutritional Cancer Therapies
What Science Says about Nutrition and Cancer Macronutrients
Can Vitamins and Minerals Help? The Scientific View Micronutrients
Unconventional Nutritional Approaches to Cancer An Overview
The Gerson Diet A Radical Anticancer Therapy
Macrobiotics A Diet and a Way of Life
Virginia C Livingston Integrating Diet Nutritional Supplements and Immunotherapy
Keith Block Integrating Diet Fitness and Psychological Support into an Oncology Practice
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