Breast Wishes Fund

CHOICES FOR BREAST CANCER TREATMENT AND PREVENTION


Integrative Cancer and Wellness Links

Vaccines

There’s more and more in trial in the USA-here’s a way to see and sign up for alerts
http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=vaccine+breast+cancer&Search=Search

IAT Clinic-Bahamas-Where Founder Lexie Shabel made a personalized cancer vaccine from her own urine!
http://immunemedicine.com/available-therapies/cancer-vaccines/

The Healthy Breast Program

http://www.mammalive.net/

This comprehensive yet user-friendly site offers a naturopathic protocol designed to benefit those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as breast wellness advice for healthy women who want to take better care of themselves. Includes a section for health care providers.

Revisiting Accepted Wisdom in the Management of Breast Cancer

http://www.healthy.net/scr/article.asp?Id=2465

This two-part paper, published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, is essential reading for anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Author Harriet Beinfield, L.Ac., explores the “incongruities, misconceptions, and illusions” that characterize conventional treatment of the disease, and the historical origins of those treatments. They make the case that the less-invasive lumpectomy is often just as effective as mastectomy, but is underutilized by doctors, many of whom continue to see mastectomy as the “gold standard.”

Part two describes the different types of breast cancer, investigates the usefulness of early detection and radiation, and details the importance of a strong immune system and overall physical and mental health in living with the disease.

Alternative Treatment Centers

Issels Clinic

http://www.issels.com/

This clinic integrates with equal importance therapies directed against the cancer cells and tumors,
as well as therapies designed to restore the body’s own immune, regulatory, and repair
mechanisms to recognize and kill cancer cells. They mix standard therapies and integrative immunotherapy, including cancer vaccines, cytokines, cell protocols, and other research-based therapies.

Burzynski Clinic in TX

http://www.burzynskiclinic.com/

Burzynski Clinic does not believe in a “one size fits all treatment” for cancer patients. Our care encompasses a personalized and customized approach based on the individual genetic “fingerprint” of each cancer, meaning what causes and stimulates that particular patient’s cancer.

Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez in NYC

http://www.dr-gonzalez.com/index.htm

Although our published research deals with pancreatic cancer, in our office we treat patients with all types of cancers. We also treat patients with a variety of other problems, ranging from chronic fatigue syndrome to multiple sclerosis. Each treatment protocol is individualized for each patient, regardless of the underlying problem. The regimen can be broken down into the following basic components: diet, supplements (with pancreas product for cancer patients) and detoxification routines such as coffee enemas.

Gerson Therapy

http://gerson.org/gerpress/the-gerson-therapy/

The Gerson Therapy is a natural treatment that activates the body’s extraordinary ability to heal itself through an organic, vegetarian diet, raw juices, coffee enemas and natural supplements.

Paracelsus Clinic Lustmühle (Switzerland)

http://www.paracelsus.ch/paracelsus/paracelsuse/NeueSeite3/welcome

Information on the Paracelsus Cancer Clinic in Switzerland, which focuses on bringing about “healing from within.” The clinic works with patients to identify the root causes of their illness and to select therapies that will “stimulate the natural healing processs.” The clinic also sometimes employs conventional remedies as part of its treatment protocols.

Homeopathy

Dr. Ramakrishnan

http://www.drramakrishnan.com/cancer.php

The treatment of Cancer can be quite successful with Homeopathy, often in conjunction with allopathic medicine in advanced cases. In early stages, particularly with breast and prostate, the success rate is close to 80% with compliance by the patient. Currently we have over 400 active Cancer cases and this number reflects the results we are seeing. Over the last 10 years there have been more than 3,000 Cancer cases that reflect long term follow up of those cured.

Many people first approach Dr. Ramakrishnan for treatment when the Cancer is advanced, has recurred, or they have exhausted all the conventional possibilities for treatment. These patients are offered improved quality of life and length of prognosis. Many families report the patients live quite comfortably and actively.

Hannah Eagle-Homeopath in Santa Fe

http://greenpsychology.net/about/hannah-eagle/homeopathy-santa-fe/

Herbal medicine for women

http://www.susunweed.com

This site includes a wealth of information about integrative medicine, compiled by Susun Weed, an herbalist and author of several women’s health books. Learn how to make home remedies, explore the “Wide Woman Center,” find a workshop in your area to attend, or browse books on herbal healing.

Lymphatic Drainage

http://www.lymphinfo.com/articles/LSPro-application.html

The lymphatic system is a complicated network of vessels, ducts, and nodes that moves fluid between the cells and tissues, and distributes the infection fighting and scavenging cells of the body. When functioning properly, it effectively cleanses the tissues and eliminates toxins from the body.

Lymph drainage machine

http://www.arcturusstar.com

Arcturus Star Products is dedicated to pioneering Vibrational Energy Therapy for the wellness and beauty professions. Vibrational energies incorporate subtle low frequencies of light, sound, and electrical waves. Our therapeutic specialty is in the area of lymphatic health. Our lymph drainage products are the foundational tools for today’s holistic practices.

Medical Marijuana New Mexico

http://www.nmhealth.org/marijuana.html

In New Mexico, as well as about 14 other states, marijuana can be legally used to help manage pain for people suffering from cancer, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy, Hepatitis C, post-traumatic stress disorder and other ailments. This site, from the New Mexico Department of Health, provides information about the New Mexico program, including how to apply for an ID card and how to find a licensed medical marijuana producer.

For an up-to-date list of states that have active medical marijuana programs, visit NORML’s web site at http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=3391

Well Breast Massage, Qi Gong DVDs by White Cloud Institute

http://www.whitecloudinstitute.com

These informational videos, created by Caryn Boyd Diel of the White Cloud Institute, demonstrate how to perform breast massage and practice Qi Gong, both of which can help improve breast health and overall physical well-being.

The Colon Therapists Network

http://www.colonhealth.net/colon_hydrotherapy/index.html

Information on colon hydrotherapy, which is designed to cleanse the large intestine and promote colon health without the use of drugs.

University of New Mexico Center for Life

http://unmmg.org/cfl/

This non-profit integrative center offers prevention and wellness services for people with a wide range of health issues, including cancer. The center’s practitioners use both ancient and modern techniques, including nutrition, mindfulness and energy therapies.

The Ayurvedic Institute

http://www.ayurveda.com/

One of the leading Ayurveda schools and health spas outside of India, the non-profit Ayurvedic Institute, based in Albuquerque, N.M., teaches ancient Ayurvedic healing methods designed to restore balance and harmony within the individual — the basis for self-healing and good health. Ayurvedic practices include the use of herbs, nutrition, panchakarma cleansing, acupressure massage, yoga, Sanskrit and Jyotish (Vedic astrology).

Psychological Resources

Breast wellness requires both physical and mental well-being. A good therapist can help heal the psychological scars that sometimes contribute to illness.

Some patients have benefited from somatic experiencing, a type of therapy that focuses on healing emotional trauma. To find out more about this approach, and to find a therapist, see the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute’s web site at http://www.traumahealing.com

Trauma First Aide Associates

http://www.traumafirstaide.com/index.html

This organization of social workers, nurses, trauma therapists and mind/body practitioners who work with trauma survivors is dedicated to reducing the effects of trauma. Offers trauma education for health care providers, business and community leaders and the public.

Green Psychology

http://greenpsychology.net

Green Psychology is a philosophy and practice—generating self understanding—that helps you relate and communicate in more mature and healthier ways.

Use of European Mistletoe-Iscador for Breast Cancer

Iscador, an extract of mistletoe, has been effectively used as a complementary treatment for cancer patients, primarily in Europe. In Germany it has become the most commonly used oncological drug. Below are a few resources on iscador and mistletoe:

“Use of Iscador, an extract of European mistletoe (Viscum album), in cancer treatment: prospective nonrandomized and randomized matched-pair studies nested within a cohort study”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11347286

This German study found that iscador can prolong survival in cancer patients.

European Mistletoe/Iscador FAQ

http://jdc.jefferson.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1007&context=jmbcim

A fact sheet on iscador from the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine.

Weleda clinical studies

http://www.iscador.com/clinical-studies/index.aspx

Weleda is the maker of Iscador. This page summarizes several clinical studies on the drug and also includes information on iscador, mistletoe and complementary therapy.

Cancer Decisions — the “Moss Report”

http://www.ralphmoss.com

Cancer news and opinion from Ralph Moss, a treatment consultant and author of the “Moss Report,” a newsletter discussing the most successful treatments in North America and Europe, as well as innovative therapies offered at cancer centers.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Herbs page

http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/69245.cfm

Information about herbs used in the treatment of cancer, including benefits and risks. Includes a searchable herbs database.

Panchakarma Detox

Panchakarma is a five step Ayurvedic detoxification program that takes about a month to complete and purges the body from head to toe. It includes vamana, intentional vomiting, virechan, purgation, nasya, sinus clearing, basti, enemas, and rakta moksha, blood purification. Please see this PDF presented by Breast Wishes Fund, Advisory Board member,Dr. Vasant Lad: An Introduction to Panchakarma.