Energy Medicine for Cancer/Chemotherapy
Energy Medicine Tips to Manage the Effects of Chemotherapy
Energy Medicine Quick Tips for Chemotherapy
1. The Hook Up – Place one middle finger on the navel and the other at the third eye. Lift up and inhale, pull up and hold. Repeat 3-4 times.
2. Stomach 3 Acupressure Point – Hold or tap this acupressure point located on the cheek bone directly below the eye.
3. Stomach 36 Acupressure Point – Hold, tap or massage this acupressure point located on the front of the leg, approximately four finger widths below the outside of the knee cap and in the depression between the shin bone and the leg muscle.
4. Circulation Sex 6 Acupressure Point – Hold, tap or massage this acupressure point located three finger widths from inside wrist crease.
Food Choice to Help Prevent Cancer
Nearly everything in the produce aisle can help you prevent cancer, but there are items throughout the supermarket that can protect your health and the health of your family.
Cantaloupe – a great source of carotenoids, plant chemicals that act as antioxidants shown to reduce the risk of lung cancer.
Kale and cabbage – cruciferous vegetables are widely considered to be one of the healthiest food choices you can make. Included in this family of vegetables are broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage and bok choy. Cruciferous vegetables are high in vitamins, fiber, and potent anti-cancer phytochemicals.
According to the American Institute for Cancer, there is solid evidence that links cruciferous vegetables and protection against cancer. Studies have shown that this vegetable group has the ability to stop the growth of cancer cells for tumors in the breast, uterine lining, lung, colon, liver, and cervix. And studies that track the diets of people over time have found that diets high in cruciferous vegetables are linked to lower rates of prostate cancer.
It is recommended that we eat 3-5 servings of cruciferous vegetables per week. It’s best to eat these veggies raw or only lightly steamed so they retain their cancer fighting phytochemicals.Edamame (soybeans) – These cancer-fighting beans contain phytoestrogens, that may help prevent estrogen-driven cancers by binding to estrogen receptors. They are also good for the men of the household since evidence suggests the isoflavones found in soy products may help fight prostate cancer.
Whole Grain Oats – Oats have the highest proportion of soluble fiber of any grain. Fiber is rich in antioxidants, helps fight colon cancer and phenolic compounds in whole grains my help reduce the risk of certain GI cancers. Pick cereals high in folate, fiber and/or flaxseed.
Orange juice (fresh – not from concentrate) – this favorite breakfast beverage is a powerful source of folate which has been linked to lowered risk for GI and pancreatic cancer. Green tea – green tea is lower in caffeine than coffee and can help prevent prostate cancer and possibly bladder cancer.Pomegranate juice – this juice is extremely antioxidant-rich and helps prevent colon and prostate cancer.
Benefits of Acupuncture in Cancer Care
What Acupuncture is used for during Cancer Treatment
Areas that acupuncture has shown the most promise include:
*Nausea and Vomiting
*Dry Mouth, Night Sweats and Hot Flashes
*Stress, anxiety and Fatigue
*Increasing White Blood Cell Count
Source: National Cancer Institute. www.cancer.org