Holistic Treatment for Breast Cancer Chipley FL

Adding complementary therapies to your treatment plan can both improve your prognosis and help you feel better. Integrative oncologists agree that when it comes to breast cancer, conventional therapies such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation may be unavoidable.

Lawrence Weinstein
(561) 200-3583
Bethesda Health City
Boynton Beach, FL
Business
Cardiology Associates of South Florida
Specialties
Nutrition, Internal Medicine
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: MedicareMedicaidHealthy District of Palm Beach CountyUnited HealthBCBSAetnaCignaGHIHumana
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Delray Medical Center, Bethesda Medical Center, Boca Raton Community Hospital
Residency Training: Mt. Sinai and St Lukes Roosevelt New York
Medical School: Mt. Sinai Medical School, 1984
Additional Information
Member Organizations: AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY
Awards: American Red Cross Hero Appreciation Award for Head of Pharmacy Delray Medical Center
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish,French,German

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Helene Friedberg, MD
(954) 351-1112
2021 E Commercial Blvd Ste 306
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ De Paris Vii, Uer De Med Lariboisiere-St Louis, Paris, France
Graduation Year: 1984

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Arlene L. Kasner, L.n., P.a.
(954) 986-6400
3475 Sheridan St
Hollywood, FL
 
Oswald Tapia Saavedra, MD
(407) 423-4680
1315 S Orange Ave
Orlando, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Patrice Lumumba People'S Friendship Univ, Med Fak, Moskva, Russia
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Orlando Regional Med Center, Orlando, Fl
Group Practice: Orlando Internal Medicine

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Keth Luke DD,Jan Carter MTascp,DrLight
(727) 842-6788
Remote Healing and Divine Tuneups,& Astrology Guidance by Phone
Tarpon Springs, FL
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Acupressure, Akashic Records, Angel Readings, Animal Health, Aromatherapy, Astrological Counseling, Biofeedback, Channeling, Color Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Crystal Therapy, Distance Healing, EFT / TFT, Energy Healing, Flower Essences, Healing Touch, Herbology, Iridology, Kinesiology, Laser Therapy, Life Coaching, Light Therapy, Magnetic Therapy, Matrix Energetics, Meditation, Metaphysics, Nutrition, Polarity Therapy, Pranic Healing, Raindrop Therapy, Reiki, Remote Healing, Shamanic Healing
Associated Hospitals
House of Grace Healing Aloha Sanctuary

De Nguyen, MD
(407) 629-1599
9205 Telfer Run
Orlando, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med & Pharm Univ, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (942-01 Eff 1/83)
Graduation Year: 1972

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Curtis Paul Freedland, DO
(727) 846-7031
Suite 14 5622 Marine Parkway
Gainesville, FL
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Italian, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Community Hosp Of New Port Ric, New Prt Rchy, Fl; North Bay Med Ctr, New Prt Rchy, Fl; Regional Med Ctr -Bayonet Poin, Hudson, Fl
Group Practice: Gastroenterology Associates

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Dara Wittenberg
1420 Highland Lane
Del Ray Beach, FL
Services
Sports Nutrition
Membership Organizations
International Society of Sports Nutrition

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David C Dodson, MD
(617) 332-3431
1411 N Flagler Dr
West Palm Beach, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ottawa, Fac Of Med, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton L F, Ma

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Holistic & Integrative Medical Practice
(561) 998-0309
7300 North Federal Highway, Suite 102
Boca Raton, FL
Services
Yeast Syndrome, Weight Management, Substance Abuse, Stress Management, Sports Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Pain Management, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Gynecology, Geriatrics, Functional Medicine, Family Practice, Diabetes, Dermatology, Brain Longevity, Bio-identical HRT, Auriculotherapy, Arthritis, Allergy, Addiction, Acupuncture
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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By Meghan Rabbitt

Adding complementary therapies to your treatment plan can both improve your prognosis and help you feel better. Integrative oncologists agree that when it comes to breast cancer, conventional therapies such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation may be unavoidable. But the following holistic strategies offer healing benefits.

Acupuncture
In this ancient Chinese medical treatment, thin, sterile, stainless steel needles are inserted at specific “acupoints” on the body that lie in meridians or channels through which energy, or qi, flows. Stimulation of these points may activate key portions of the nervous system, resulting in the release of natural pain-killers and a boost to immune cells. These cells are particularly useful in weakened areas of the body and help relieve symptoms such as fatigue, hot fl ashes, nausea, and pain. Acupuncture’s individualized approach is key, says M. Kay Garcia, RN, LAc, an acupuncturist at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. “If two patients come to me complaining of the same symptom, such as fatigue, their treatment might be different due to each one’s constitutional makeup,” she says.

Dietary Supplements
Vitamins, minerals, herbs, and botanicals can be powerful adjuncts to any breast cancer treatment plan, but tell your doctors which ones you are taking. Some oncologists believe, for instance, that antioxidant supplements like turmeric negate chemo’s effectiveness. According to Robert Newman, PhD, professor of experimental therapeutics at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, this may be true in lab studies, but not necessarily in humans. He and his colleague Keith Block, MD, of Block Center for Integrative Treatment in Chicago, analyzed clinical trial studies from 1966 to 2007 and discovered that antioxidants may in fact increase survival rates and tumor response, decrease side effects, and help patients finish treatment in better shape. Some supplements that show promise for breast cancer patients include:

Curcumin
This phytochemical—found in turmeric—has been used for thousands of years to treat inflammation in the body, a known side effect of chemotherapy and radiation. Curcumin has been shown to interfere with growth of breast cancer cells and reduce tumor growth in animal studies.

Vitamin D
Research shows that vitamin D therapy improves breast cancer prognosis because it stimulates apoptosis, the process by which cells die as part of the normal cell cycle. “If cells continue to divide un- controllably, they can become a tumor,” says K. Simon Yeung, PharmD, a research pharmacist and clinical coordinator in the Integrative Medicine Service department at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Most experts say the recommended 400 IU of vitamin D isn’t enough and suggest 1,000 IU or more, especially in those with vitamin D deficiency. Note: Make sure the supplement you take is vitamin D3, the most bioavailable kind.

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