A Way Forward: Three Plans

Take some time to decide which course of treatment is right for you. Find a medical practitioner who you feel comfortable with and who understands you. Explore a partnership for integrating various holistic modalities such as acupuncture, herbal supplements, spiritual guidance, and diet. These modalities have been used for generations in China to support the immune system and bring the body back to balance. In doing so, the body has the ability to deal with treatment protocols that might otherwise cause serious long-lasting side effects.

Here are three ways you can implement a complementary plan of action, each with a different mix of options. Plan One offers the best opportunity for going through treatments with less damage to the body.

If seeking a medical specialist who will assume your care and lead your team, inquire if he or she has working knowledge of the array of modalities available through complementary care.

  • You meet with your doctor and decide on a course of treatment.
  • Your doctor agrees with your herbalist that taking medicinal herbs will lessen the side effects of either chemotherapy or radiation and will support the immune system.
  • You agree that acupuncture is a vital part of this plan to counter side effects and help you complete treatment with more energy.
  • You’re comfortable knowing that exercise including meditation, Qigong, and self-massage will help you remain peaceful and enhance your immune system.
  • You change your eating habits to include fresh, cooked vegetables and fruit.
  • You meet with your doctor and decide on a course of treatment.
  • Your doctor disagrees with your herbalist that taking medicinal herbs will lessen the side effects of either chemotherapy or radiation. You decide not to take herbs during treatment.
  • You agree that acupuncture is a vital part of this plan to counter side effects and help you complete treatment with more energy.
  • You’re comfortable knowing that exercise including meditation, Qigong, and self-massage will help you remain peaceful and enhance your immune system.
  • You chang your eating habits to include fresh, cooked vegetables and fruit.
  • You meet with your doctor and decide on a course of treatment.
  • Your doctor disagrees with your herbalist that taking medicinal herbs will lessen the side effects of either chemotherapy or radiation. You decide not to take herbs during treatment.
  • Your doctor disagrees that acupuncture is a vital part of this plan.
  • You’re comfortable knowing that exercise including meditation, Qigong, and self-massage will help you remain peaceful and enhance your immune system.
  • You change your eating habits to include fresh, cooked vegetables and fruit.

Each plan offers varying levels for integrating holistic steps to support your immune system, lessen side effects, and make healing from treatments an easier process. Consider choosing Plan A, but if you can’t, reflect on its components for post treatment.


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