Cancer Recovery Alternative Therapies Abilene TX

Ultimately, all three women found the keys to their complete recovery in alternative therapies such as reiki, meditation, massage, prayer, yoga, aromatherapy, and acupuncture, among others. For all three, these methods became not only a means of getting through cancer treatment, but the beginning of an entirely new outlook on life.

Cassy''s Healing Centre
325-676-2434, 325-668-2563
141 Ruby Street
Abilene, TX
Specialty
Acupressure, Akashic Records, Animal Health, Aromatherapy, Channeling, Color Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Crystal Therapy, Distance Healing, Ear Coning, Energy Healing, Feng Shui, Guided Imagery, Healing Touch, Integrative Medicine, Life Coaching, Lymphatic Therapy, Massage Therapy, Meditation, Metaphysics, Past Life Regression, Polarity Therapy, Rebirthing, Reflexology, Reiki, Remote Healing, Shamanic Healing, Sound Therapy, Spiritual Counseling, Stone Massage, Therapeutic Touch, Water Therap

Alberston Market
(325) 695-5300
4450 Buffalo Gap Road
Abilene, TX
 
Save-A-Lot
(325) 673-6788
155 Sayles Blvd
Abilene, TX

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Gayle Mays, CCT
(817) 735-4100
5013 Byers Ave.
Fort Worth, TX
Specialty
Acupressure, Animal Health, BEST, Blood Chemistry Analysis, Chiropractors, Colon Therapy, Detoxification Foot Bath, Ear Coning, Electro-dermal screening, Hair Analysis, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Iridology, Kinesiology, Laser Therapy, Light Therapy, Lymphatic Therapy, Massage Therapy, Myofascial Release, NAET, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Polarity Therapy, PSYCH-K, Reflexology, Sclerology, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
Naturopathic Therapies

Garlyn Mayo, CCT, NTS, LMT
(817) 738-4904
Offering Hyperthermic Oxygen Therapy,6340 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX
Specialty
Acupressure, Biofeedback, Chelation Therapy, Colon Therapy, Color Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Detoxification Foot Bath, Distance Healing, Ear Coning, Energy Healing, EPFX (QXCI) / SCIO, Flower Essences, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Integrative Medicine, Iridology, Lymphatic Therapy, Magnetic Therapy, Massage Therapy, MicroCurrent Therapy, Naturopathy, Neurofeedback, Nutrition, Polarity Therapy, Reflexology, Remote Healing, Shiatsu, Stone Massage, Therapeutic Touch, Water Therapy, Wellness Cente
Associated Hospitals
Natural Therapeutics

Walmart Supercenter
(325) 677-5584
1650 State Hwy 351
Abilene, TX
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(325) 677-2191
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Walmart Supercenter
(325) 695-3092
4350 Southwest Dr
Abilene, TX
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(325) 695-9250
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Cassy''s Healing Centre
325-676-2434, 325-668-2563
141 Ruby Street
Abilene, TX
Specialty
Acupressure, Akashic Records, Animal Health, Aromatherapy, Channeling, Color Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Crystal Therapy, Distance Healing, Ear Coning, Energy Healing, Feng Shui, Guided Imagery, Healing Touch, Integrative Medicine, Life Coaching, Lymphatic Therapy, Massage Therapy, Meditation, Metaphysics, Past Life Regression, Polarity Therapy, Rebirthing, Reflexology, Reiki, Remote Healing, Shamanic Healing, Sound Therapy, Spiritual Counseling, Stone Massage, Therapeutic Touch, Water Therap

The Center For Health and Healing
(512) 327-4886
4201 Bee Cave Road, Suite B112
Westlake Hills, TX
Specialty
Bioidentical Hormones, Chelation Therapy, Hair Analysis, Integrative Medicine, Matrix Energetics, Naturopathy, NHRT, Nutrition, Spiritual Counseling, Wellness Centers

American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Community Clinic
(713) 780-9786
9100 Park West Dr.
Houston, TX
Specialty
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Herbology, Integrative Medicine, Nutrition, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na

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Paths to Recovery

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By Elizabeth Wray

These are the stories of three women, all of whom lived most of their lives solidly entrenched in the world of conventional medicine. Two are physicians; one is a clinical social worker. When they were diagnosed with cancer, each had access to top-notch medical care and was well equipped to sort through the complicated array of options for treatment. The women did make use of—and were grateful for—the therapies that mainstream medicine had to offer. But the treatments were harsh, and their doctors could do little to help them weather the debilitating side effects.

Ultimately, all three women found the keys to their complete recovery in alternative therapies such as reiki, meditation, massage, prayer, yoga, aromatherapy, and acupuncture, among others. For all three, these methods became not only a means of getting through cancer treatment, but the beginning of an entirely new outlook on life.

Betsy MacGregor, M.D..
Diagnosis: breast cancer
Conventional therapies: chemotherapy, bilateral mastectomy
Alternative therapies: acupuncture, energy work, medical marijuana, massage, aromatherapy, meditation, bodywork

One night four years ago, 13-year-old Kendra MacGregor Terry woke up in a cold sweat, ran into her parents’ bedroom, and awakened her mother. “I dreamed you walked into my room and stood there looking at me, and I knew that you had breast cancer,” she said. Kendra’s mother, Betsy, reassured her daughter she was fine. She’d gone for a checkup only a month earlier, and neither her breast exam nor her mammogram had turned up anything unusual.

But then, a few weeks later, Betsy’s husband found a lump in her breast. Shortly afterward, her doctor gave her the chilling news that she did indeed have breast cancer.

A mastectomy soon followed. Several biopsies were done on her remaining breast and the results all came back normal. Yet she continued to have misgivings, as did her daughter, who felt strongly that Betsy should have her second breast removed. Ultimately, she did—Kendra had been right before, after all—and found out that her second breast, too, was riddled with early-stage cancer. “From the start, I felt I was in the grip of something beyond normal understanding,” she says, “that deeper awareness that two human beings close to one another can have.”

Trusting such intuition and stepping outside of standard medical practice were not foreign to MacGregor. She’d walked her own path since medical school, though she never could have predicted just how far from mainstream medicine she would go.

Back when she was a third-year medical student, she took a year’s leave to care for a close friend who had leukemia, and saw him all the way up to the threshold of death. As a result, she says, “I saw death differently from my medical colleagues; it wasn’t the enemy but rather part of a continuity.”

In her practice as a pediatrician, MacGregor also used mind-body techniques. Then in 1998, she began a research projec...

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