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ALTERNATIVE & COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES
Looking for something to show your medical doctor(s) to
enlist their support in your seeking out alternative and complementary
therapies to add to the medical care they provide you? Here is information
to take to your doctor(s).
CANCER CARE: MIND, BODY, AND SOUL
Synopsis of article by Shari Roan: Los Angeles Times,
Nov. 12, 2001
James Gordon, M.D. Expert in complementary medicine at the George
Town University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C and author of
the book "Comprehensive Cancer Care: Integrating Alternative,
Complementary and Conventional Therapies": Las summer Dr. Gordon
offered a program to train health care professionals to become a ‘cancer
guide’, defined as a professional who helps patients deal with all aspects
of cancer care: physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual. Expecting
mostly nurses and therapists, he was surprised when two dozen doctors
showed up for the class.
- Dr. Gordon: "Oncologists are recognizing that this
is not an either-or-phenomenon or a cultural war. It’s about: How do
we create the most effective care for our patients?"
- According to a study published last year, 69% of cancer patients said
they used some form of complementary medicine, and 89% said they would
like more information on the topic.
- In a survey of parents of child cancer patients at Columbia University,
84% reporting using at least one alternative therapy.
- The federal government’s cancer unit, the National Cancer Institute,
established its own office of complementary and alternative medicine
and increased its budget from $36.6 million in 1999 to $47 million this
Surveys show that many people with heart disease, arthritis and other
diseases are also interested in alternative therapies. Many hospitals
are hiring alternative-medicine experts or are launching departments devoted
to non-Western research and treatments. Some doctors are even learning
to perform alternative treatments, particularly acupuncture.
- Lorenzo Cohen, head of alternative medical research at Houston’s
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is doing research such as examining
whether relaxation therapy (i.e. hypnosis) before surgery may improve
the patient’s outcome. "Physicians who look closely might see
that their patients who are engaged in some type of mind-body-spirit
program are handling the whole situation better. We find many doctors
are intrigued by alternative therapies that may augment their own treatments."
- R. Scott Hitt, M.D. H.I.V. Specialist: "When someone
is diagnosed with HIV one of the first things I do is order a T-cell
blood count and tell them to get some help in the mental area. I think
this should be done in oncology too." Facing a recurrence of
colon cancer that spread to his liver, Dr. Hitt turned to hypnosis
to alleviate the side effects of chemotherapy and a support
group to help him cope with his emotions. "I could talk about
my fears. Anxiety and depression can have profound effects on health.
I think anything that lowers anxiety is a good thing."
- Wendy Harpham, M.D., Dallas Internist: Recurrence of non-Hodgkin’s
lymphoma in 1991. Her hope of survival dwindling, she began to look
into several alternative therapies she had once summarily rejected.
"Alternative therapies tempted me with the promise of taking charge,
of doing something." Ultimately she rejected alternative therapies
because of their lack of scientific scrutiny and opted for an experimental
antibody therapy. After her disease went into remission, she gave up
her practice and devoted herself to helping doctors understand the forces
that attract people to alternative therapies. "I don’t think
doctors are saying maybe our model - the science of medicine- is wrong.
But that it is distinguished by the art of medicine: how we deliver
medicine, how we relate to our patients, how we nourish hope. We are
very close to understanding what is happening on the genetic level in
the science of oncology. At the same time, we’re realizing that cancer
is a very personal experience that is very much affected by emotions.
Our job as modern healers is to not only rid the body of cancer cells,
but to comfort the patient and get him or her through the experience.
- Oral Paltiel, M.D., The Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem,
"Conventional cancer care may be lacking in spiritual elements,
the provision of hope, the encouragement for self-care and the laying
on of hands." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
SPEAKING OF SPIRITUALITY
- LA TIMES, 9/4/98: "A hunger to add meaning to
life …make religion and metaphysics the fastest-growing sales category
in publishing….Books on religion, spirituality and inspiration…are now
outpacing every other category as the new superstars of the publishing
industry…The books are finding a ravenous audience: baby boomers reassessing
their lives, an affluent generation searching for meaning beyond materialism,
people eager for tools to cope with today’s rapid economic and social
- GALLUP REPORT 2000: "Percentage of Americans who say they
feel the need to experience spiritual growth has risen sharply, up 24
points in just four years to 78%.. Asked if they thought of spirituality
more in a personal and individual sense or in terms of organized religion
and church doctrine, 72% opted for the "personal" view".
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