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Cancer Recovery Alternative Therapies Denver CO

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.

Rick Olderman, MSPT
(303) 477-4212
2555 W. 36th Ave.
Denver, CO
Specialty
Integrative Medicine, Kinesiology, Physical / Exercise Therapy, Pilates, Somatic Therapy, Spinal Decompression
Associated Hospitals
Z-Line Training

Josie Roase, Intuitive Solutions
(303) 968-9438
4155 E. Jewell Ave.,Suite 705
Denver, CO
Specialty
Akashic Records, Angel Readings, Animal Communicator, Animal Health, Channeling, Distance Healing, Energy Healing, Guided Imagery, Integrative Medicine, Life Coaching, Medical Intuitive, Meditation, Medium, Metaphysics, Pranic Healing, PSYCH-K, Psychic, Psychotherapy, Reconnective Healing, Reiki, Remote Healing, Spiritual Counseling, Yuen Method
Associated Hospitals
All About Alternative Health

Alternative Naturopathic Center
(303) 933-3479
Denver, CO
Specialty
Acupuncture, Chiropractors, EFT / TFT, Herbology, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Iridology, Life Coaching, Magnetic Therapy, Naturopathy, NHRT, Nutrition, Psychotherapy, Spiritual Counseling, Wellness Centers

Whole Foods Market
(303) 832-7701
900 E. 11Th Ave.
Denver, CO
 
Safeway
(303) 777-1231
560 Corona St.
Denver, CO
Services / Departments
Bakery,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster
Store Hours
5:00 AM - Midnight
Pharmacy #
303-777-4373
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-5:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-6:00PM

H. Gail Smithson, L.Ac.,Melanie Smithson, MA, ADTR, LPC, CHT
(303) 762-8994
Smithson Clinic,2825 Vallejo Street
Denver, CO
Specialty
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Biofeedback, BioSET, Detoxification Foot Bath, Distance Healing, EFT / TFT, EMDR, Energy Healing, Homeopathy, Hypnotherapy, Integrative Medicine, Kinesiology, Laser Therapy, Life Coaching, Massage Therapy, Meditation, Metaphysics, NAET, Neurofeedback, Past Life Regression, Psychotherapy, Remote Healing, Somatic Therapy, Spiritual Counseling, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na, Wellness Centers

Dr. Mark Carney, ND, LAc,Dr. Carly Letzt Carney, DC
(303) 636-0000
Your Healing Place,7120 E. Hampden Ave. Suite B
Denver, CO
Specialty
Acupuncture, BEST, Bioidentical Hormones, Blood Chemistry Analysis, Breathwork, Chelation Therapy, Chiropractors, Craniosacral Therapy, Energy Healing, Feng Shui, Healing Touch, Herbology, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Massage Therapy, Matrix Energetics, Meditation, Metaphysics, Myofascial Release, Naturopathy, NHRT, Nutrition, Physical / Exercise Therapy, Reiki, Somatic Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na, Wellness Centers, Yoga

Alternative Naturopathic Center
(303) 933-3479
8089 S. Lincoln Street, Suite 103
Littleton, CO
Specialty
Acupuncture, Chiropractors, EFT / TFT, Herbology, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Iridology, Life Coaching, Magnetic Therapy, Naturopathy, NHRT, Nutrition, Psychotherapy, Spiritual Counseling, Wellness Centers

Camy Market
(303) 322-1801
1700 East Colfax Ave
Denver, CO
 
Supertarget
(303) 209-8720
7930 Northfield Blvd
Denver, CO
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.

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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