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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Hebni Nutrition Consultants, Inc.
(407) 872-1333
2009 W Central Blvd
Orlando, FL
 
Daisy Merey, MD
(561) 820-1437
525 S Flagler Dr Apt 23D
West Palm Beach, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition, Family Medicine
Gender
Female
Languages
French, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian
Education
Medical School: Centro Biomedico Cuauhnahuac Esc De Med, Cuernavaca, Morelos
Graduation Year: 1979

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Integrative Medicine Healing Center
(727) 524-0900
5771 Roosevelt Boulevard, Suite 300
Clearwater, FL
Services
Osteopathic/Manipulation, Nutrition, Internal Medicine, Functional Medicine, Energy Medicine, CranioSacral Therapy
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Holistic Options
(407) 333-1059
635 Primera Blvd.
Lake Mary, FL
Specialty
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Biofeedback, Blood Chemistry Analysis, Chiropractors, Colon Therapy, Color Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Detoxification Foot Bath, Ear Coning, Electro-dermal screening, Energy Healing, Flower Essences, Herbology, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Laser Therapy, Light Therapy, Lymphatic Therapy, Massage Therapy, Metaphysics, MicroCurrent Therapy, Myofascial Release, Neurofeedback, NHRT, Nutrition, Osteopathy, Physical / Exercise Therapy, Qi Gong, Reflexolo
Associated Hospitals
Health Center & Holistic Spa

Robert Harris Besen, MD
(941) 680-7497
2204 Cambridge Ave
Lakeland, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1983

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Melody Garza
1712 SW 2nd Ave., #305
Miami, FL
Services
Sports Nutrition
Membership Organizations
International Society of Sports Nutrition

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Donna LaClare, EAV
(772) 463-7669
1320 S.E. Federal Hwy.
Stuart, FL
Specialty
Animal Health, Detoxification Foot Bath, Electro-dermal screening, Energy Healing, Herbology, Homeopathy, Nutrition
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Holistic Alternatives

Stephanie Svoda
2900 Olivewood Terrace, # 105
Boca Raton, FL
Services
Sports Nutrition
Membership Organizations
International Society of Sports Nutrition

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Anna Lepeley
(305) 318-8872
3626 SW 2nd St
Miami, FL
Services
Sports Nutrition
Membership Organizations
International Society of Sports Nutrition

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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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Author: Meghan Rabbitt

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