Cancer Recovery Alternative Therapies Columbus OH

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.

Neil Avenue Giant Eagle
(614) 224-3065
777 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH
Hours
Sunday:6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday:6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday:6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday:6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday:6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday:6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday:6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Departments
Bakery , Beer , Beer/Wine/Liquor , Dairy , Deli , DVD Sales , Floral , Front End , Frozen , General , General Merchandise , Gift Cards , Greeting Cards , Grocery Edible , Grocery Inedible , HBC , Lottery , Meat , Natural Foods , Olive Bar , Photo Kiosk , Prepared Foods , Produce , Redbox DVD Rental Kiosk , Seafood , Service Centers , Soup & Salad , Sushi , Western Union , Wine

Trader Joe'S
(614) 473-0794
3888 Townsfair Way
Columbus, OH
Store Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Sam'S Club
(614) 476-4224
3950 Morse Rd.
Columbus, OH
Pharmacy #
(614)428-5856

Kingsdale Market District
(614) 538-0762
3061 Kingsdale Center
Columbus, OH
Hours
Sunday:24 Hours
Monday:24 Hours
Tuesday:24 Hours
Wednesday:24 Hours
Thursday:24 Hours
Friday:24 Hours
Saturday:24 Hours
Departments
Bakery , Beer - 6 Pack , Beer/Wine/Liquor , Beverage Bar , Books & Magazines , Cafe , Candy Shop , Charcuterie , Cheese Shop , Children''s Learning & Activity , Cooking School , Dairy , Dairy , Deli , Drive-Thru Pharmacy , Dry Cleaning , Eagles Nest , Event Planning , EZPass , FastCare Clinic , Floral , Front End , Frozen , Frozen , General , General Merchandise , General Merchandise , Gift Cards , Gift Cards , Gift Shop , Grab & Go , Greeting Cards , Grocery , G

Whole Foods Market
(614) 481-3400
1555 W. Lane Ave.
Upper Arlington, OH
 
Walmart Supercenter
(614) 476-2070
3900 Morse Rd
Columbus, OH
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 #
(614) 476-2188
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Target
(614) 298-1070
1717 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Target
(614) 781-1978
55 Graceland Blvd
Columbus, OH
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Walmart Supercenter
(614) 326-0083
2700 Bethel Road
Columbus, OH
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 #
(614) 326-0661
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
(614) 239-7509
3657 East Main
Whitehall, OH
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 #
(614) 239-7805
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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