with Subhuti DharmanandaSee In Store
Part 1: Introductory Presentation - Clinical Results in an Adjunct Cancer Therapies Program
Several significant developments in chemotherapy and radiation treatments in recent years have improved the tolerance for those medical therapies, yet many cancer patients still struggle with prolonged experience of debilitating symptoms. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers possibilities to reduce the severity of the side effects. In China, one of the medical reform goals of the highly active TCM research phase (1960s-1980s) was to utilize TCM in new and effective ways. For cancer patients, the concept of “supporting normality” (fuzheng) was promoted, relying on herbal tonification therapy and supported by use of acupuncture. At the Immune Enhancement Project (IEP) in Portland, Oregon, these methods were adapted to modern western conditions, and several hundred cancer patients have been so treated during a period of nearly twenty years. Effects of the project are revealed by oncologists who express surprise at how well their patients had managed through the course of medical therapies and by the increasing referrals to the program from physicians and nurses working with cancer patients. The program methods, with special reference to the use of acupuncture, will be described.
Part 2: Treatment Framework - Five-Zone Acupuncture and Six-Actions Herb Prescribing for Adjunct Cancer Therapy
Five zone acupuncture emerged from treatment of shen disorders (spirit/mind/brain functional disturbances) and was one of the most commonly used approaches at the IEP Clinic for supporting patients undergoing cancer therapies. Acupuncture point selection focuses on the head/neck and bilateral transport regions: from elbow to fingers and from knee to toes which unites the neural networks and restores normality. A foundational needling set includes a subgroup called New Twenty Needles (to expand upon Old Ten Needles). The six-actions herb method is based on the methods of tonifying qi, nourishing blood, smoothing the flow of qi, enlivening the circulation of blood, raising clear qi to the head, and benefiting the marrow. This recording details these therapies so that you will be empowered to support your patients who may be contending with a cancer diagnosis.
Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., established the Institute for Traditional Medicine and Preventive Health Care (ITM) in 1979 to promote education, research, and charitable works in the field of traditional medicine systems. With a background in science and herb prescribing, he is able to organize the formats for the clinics, and he has produced many articles on subjects pertaining to TCM and herbs.
with Neil McKinneySee In Store
In this recorded webinar, Dr. McKinney takes a detailed look at how chemotherapy outcomes can be improved by integrative medicine. The webinar begins by discussing how significant increases in efficacy (namely response rate and cure rate) are obtained with immune support, cell cycling management, and inhibition of resistance mechanisms with which cancer cells defend themselves. Dr. McKinney then covers how the correct use of nutraceuticals, IV therapies, acupuncture, botanicals, and TCM herbs can lead to significant improvements in the quality of life of a chemotherapy patient.
Herb-nutrient interactions with drugs will be explored, and the antioxidant vs. Chemo myth will also be debunked. With medicines such as mistletoe, reishi, quercitin, Protectival, cannabis, melatonin, vitamin B-12, acetyl-L-carnitine, co-enzyme Q-10 and other common agents, practitioners of all types can have a huge impact on the risk of harm versus chance of benefit from these toxic chemotherapy agents.
After the allopathic focus of chemotherapy, you, as an integrative health care practitioner have the ability to provide incredible support to the chemotherapy patient through detoxification and education of positive changes in lifestyle, body-mind-spirit, and nutrition to support long-term health.
In practice for over 30 years, Dr. Neil McKinney, ND, has extensive experience in Naturopathic Oncology as well as Naturopathic Medicine. He graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and is a founder and instructor at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine; in addition, he founded the BCNA, instructs internationally, and is an author on naturopathic topics.
Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., established the Institute for Traditional Medicine and Preventive Health Care (ITM) in 1979 to promote education, research...