Overview of Complementary and Alternative Therapy

Source: Stanford Cancer Center What is alternative therapy? In some cases, physicians will recommend, or patients may request, treatment alternatives that are not considered conventional medicine. “Conventional” refers to medicine typically practiced by persons who have M.D. (medical doctor) or D.O. (doctor of osteopathy) degrees, and who suggest treatments that […]

Living With Cancer: The Lure of Alternative Remedies by Susan Gubar

The New York Times Well November 5, 2015 Susan Gubar writes about life with ovarian cancer. When I get tired of being told to juice carrots, I remember that the essayist Anatole Broyard took tap-dancing lessons as he underwent treatment for prostate cancer. Sick people need all sorts of strategies, […]

Spontaneous Remission by Kelly A. Turner, Ph.D.

  ONS Institute of Noetic Sciences December 2011   Most of the unexpected remission survivors I have studied are thrilled to have finally found a professional who is interested in learning how they healed. They often lament, “My doctor didn’t even ask how I did it.” We’ve all heard a […]

7 Principles of Mindfulness in Healing by Jerome Freedman, Ph.D.

June 19, 2014 The 7 principles of Mindfulness in Healing are pervasive throughout the book, Stop Cancer in its Tracks: Your Path to Mindfulness in Healing Yourself, if only implicitly. They have been part of my life since I began studying and practicing meditation and learning about natural healing. They […]

This Buddhist Monk Used His Own Practice To Make Peace With Cancer

As told to Sasha Bronner. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Huffington Post March, 2015 In 2011, William Tran, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk with the honorable ranking of Highest Buddhist Master, went to the dentist for inflammation in his gums. Antibiotics did not help and when the […]

Stress Management May Have Long-Term Benefits For Cancer Survivors by Carolyn Gregoire

The Huffington Post March, 2015   Going through a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment can be one of the most stressful events that a woman ever has to face. Learning to cope with that stress can carry benefits not only in the early stages of recovery, but also years down […]

Power of the Pause by Paige Davis

When I was in my early 20s and living in San Francisco, I worked with a psychic acupuncturist. Not psychic in the predictive manner that many of us think of, but psychic in the sense of understanding energy and how it flows through our body, mind and spirits. This is […]

Befriending Uncertainty by Paige Davis

  The Huffington Post May 7, 2015   As a meditation and mindfulness teacher (and forever student), I am thrilled when I see new articles, books, and stories from people experiencing the many benefits of meditation. There is no question that it will invite more joy, peace, happiness and compassion […]