Leading Breast Cancer Surgeon advocates for integrative care

In an editorial entitled “Alternative Therapy for Breast Cancer: Outcomes, Obstacles and Opportunities” published in the April 2011 issue of Annals of Surgical Oncology, author Sheldon Marc Feldman, MD, FACS, and Chief of Breast Surgical Oncology at New York’s Columbia University Medical Center discussed the reasons patients require more than just traditional Western medicine in order to face cancer.

He states that patients who are resistant to receiving the proven life-saving treatments of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation are much more likely to accept these traditional treatments when they are being offered in partnership with alternative healing methods, thereby increasing their chances for survival.

Author and Reiki master Raven Keyes writes that Dr. Feldman continues to tell patients that they should consider Reiki before, during, and after their procedures, because there is less bleeding, blood pressure stays steady, complications are kept at bay, and healing is quicker when patients receive Reiki as part of their treatment. Read the full article. 

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