Are you making the right choices?
According to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America “there’s more to cancer care than ridding the body of cancer cells.
Equally important is the goal of maintaining quality of life while undergoing treatment. Staying strong enough to fight the disease and maintain work and family routines during treatment should be part of any cancer program...That's why patients should be offered integrative therapies to supplement conventional surgical, radiation and chemotherapy treatments.
What is Integrative care?
In general, cancer treatments include various combinations of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. When we add to those therapies designed to maintain quality of life during treatment we develop an integrative approach to cancer care.
Therefore, managing fatigue and guarding against malnutrition are critical to improve energy and maintain a good immune system. There are many options available to choose from; however, the best results are when the team of professionals can customize a treatment plan. Integrative therapies may include naturopathic medicine, natural pain-management, massages, acupuncture, relaxation, mind-body therapy, meditation and spiritual support.
At Mirage Integrative Medi-Spa we offer plant-based treatments, that are customized to client needs.
Hippocrates said: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” and we took his words as our motto. Most of our products are edible, including honey, rosemary, marigolds, papaya, vinegars, peppers, oils, and more. Thus, we consider nutrition very important for all people, special those in cancer care. Healthy food options should govern every treatment, as part of the meals or integrative treatments (e.g. massages, herbs or oil wraps).
Eight out of ten cancer patients show symptoms of malnutrition, according with the CTCA. " this may cause the loss of lean body mass, which can compromise the function of the immune system and weaken the patient." Nutritional therapy is crucial in restoring his digestive , and should includ meal adjustments according to patient abilities to eat, digest, and taste. Introducing the right vital supplements and natural products to support a cancer patient body is also a must. At Mirage Integrative Medi-Spa we offer counseling and various options of nutritionals (e.g. USANA Vitamins, Minerals, Diet & Energy, organic herbal teas).
Dr Donald P. Braun, VP Clinical Research for CTCA stated “Yes, kill the cancer. But we must also treat the pain, the fatigue and anxiety that come with a diagnosis of cancer." At Mirage Integrative Medi-Spa is what we do!