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Yoga: Good for Body and Mind

By on March 9th, 2017 Tags: , ,

When a friend took up yoga about 10 years ago, she told me it had toned and strengthened her body and helped to calm her anxiety. I decided to try it, too. I now do my yoga practice at home, and I really look forward to it as a peaceful, centering experience. It has also helped me to increase my strength, flexibility, and comfort.

Several …

Acupuncture: What Is It and How Can It Help?

By on June 17th, 2015 Tags: , ,


The stress of a breast cancer diagnosis and the side effects of treatment can make it hard to feel like yourself. Dealing with daily symptoms such as pain, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, and fatigue can wear you down.

While there are medicines to treat each of one of these problems, it makes sense to try something that works to balance the whole person. Many of …

Calm Your Mind, Boost Your Mood

By on March 13th, 2015 Tags: , , , , ,

Being diagnosed with breast cancer can make you feel scared, anxious, stressed, and sleepless. Besides the diagnosis itself, there’s uncertainty everywhere. Your mind is swimming with all kinds of questions: Which doctors will be on your team? What treatments will you get? What are the possible side effects? How do you tell your children, other family members, and coworkers?

As a dual citizen, both doctor …

Where to Go From Here on the Path of Wellness and Healing

By on March 21st, 2012 Tags: , ,

Ask anyone who’s been through it — breast cancer is like a tornado in your life. From the moment you get the news to the ongoing tests and treatments, it’s a whirlwind through the medical system. Instead of just one doctor treating you, there’s a whole team of doctors, nurses, and other specialists to help you deal with all the complex diagnostic and treatment decisions. …

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