Quality cancer care includes body, mind, and spirit. Holistic, integrative cancer care is the answer.
Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) December 01, 2011
EmbodiWorks, a non-profit organization, features new body, mind, and spirit holistic cancer information through their educational website.
Cancer patients, cancer caregivers, and also health care providers need educational holistic cancer information to support whole person health and healing. EmbodiWorks features new body, mind, and spirit cancer resources across the United States. People with cancer often seek more holistic cancer care. Studies suggest that approximately 80 percent of cancer patients use these modalities.
“Holistic cancer care of body, mind, and spirit addresses more than the cancer diagnosis and symptoms. With cancer patients often needing better holistic, integrative cancer care support and not knowing where to find it, more and more people benefit from EmbodiWorks,” explains Jeannine Walston, co-founder and Executive Director of EmbodiWorks.
Through body, mind, and spirit cancer information, EmbodiWorks helps educate and empower people in supporting and navigating through their cancer journey. Body, mind, and spirit in a holistic, integrative cancer care program help improve quality of life and even survival.
New cancer care models are required to reverse the current statistics and trends. “Cancer care in the United States is highly sophisticated technologically, but the choices are at once unnecessarily limited and bewildering, and the implementation often fragmented. And far too many patients and their families receive minimal if any psychological support on the arduous journey of cancer treatment,” says James S. Gordon, MD, founder and director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, co-author of Comprehensive Cancer Care, and creator of the CancerGuides training.
Along with elaborate mind-body cancer resources, EmbodiWorks provides valuable and insightful cancer information about cancer and spirituality for cancer patients and caregivers. Topics include existential crisis and cancer, spirituality assessments, cancer and the soul, living, dying and cancer, prayer, ritual, and other spiritual holistic health information.
“The powerful trauma of cancer can open people to really profound spiritual issues. Cancer creates the necessity that we confront our lack of security and certainty in the world. Suddenly needing to look at life from a much broader and wider perspective, the existential crisis is a turning point,” says Lora Matz, MS, LICSW with expertise in supporting people affected by cancer and educating health providers.
More and more cancer patients are creating a holistic, integrative cancer care program with a range of therapeutic approaches, providers, and disciplines. Cancer patients must be empowered with reliable cancer resources to develop a plan toward optimizing their integrative cancer treatments, health, and healing with body, mind, and spirit. EmbodiWorks helps to fill this gap.
“EmbodiWorks educates and inspires so people become more empowered in body, mind, and spirit through their cancer journey. Our resources help cancer patients toward the best decisions and care for themselves,” says Jeannine Walston.
EmbodiWorks is a non-profit organization focused on creating a better world through integrative cancer care education and advocacy to reduce cancer risk and improve cancer-related survival, quality of life, and whole person health care. For more information, please visit http://www.embodiworks.org/.
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