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Note: I was contacted by Jackie Clark about an Infographic that she created in regards to alternative therapy for cancer. It was well done and I felt like it truly fit up here on this blog. The following article is written by her and I hope it is very helpful to all that read it.
By Jackie Clark - The effects of mesothelioma and other kinds of cancers can be very painful and debilitating for patients. Traditional cancer treatments can unfortunately be just as harsh thanks to side effects such as muscle weakness, fatigue, nausea and difficulty sleeping. It is for this reason that more and more doctors are recommending alternative treatments such as Reiki and acupuncture to help cancer patients relieve some of their symptoms. These treatments are by no means meant to be a cure for mesothelioma or any other type of cancer, but by relieving some of the symptoms of the disease and its treatments they can improve a patient's quality of life. This is known as palliative therapy, and it can really make a big difference in the recovery of a cancer survivor.
The infographic "Alternative Therapies and Cancer" illustrates the effect that Reiki healing and other alternative treatments can have on a person who is suffering from cancer. It states that cancer is the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 35 and 64 and the second most common cause of death for those over the age of 65. It also says that while research is still being performed on the benefits of alternative therapies, the evidence presented so far suggests that regular treatments can provide patients with at least some relief from the symptoms and side effects associated with cancer.
According to the data presented by the infographic, just 30 minutes of Reiki, massage or acupuncture has been known to reduce pain in cancer patients by up to 60 percent. One study stated that half of the patients who received acupuncture treatments felt significant pain relief, and that just 30 minutes of Reiki itself has been known to reduce anxiety, depression, insomnia and greatly increase one's quality of life.
To learn more about this latest technological tool, click on the alternative therapy infographic in the upper right or through the following link.