People diagnosed with cancer who were treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiotherapy have experienced both physical and emotional trauma. They very often suffer from depression, anxiety and insomnia as well as treatment related side effects such as nausea and anorexia, fatigue and immune deficiency, pain and other dysfunctions.
Integrative approaches involving both mind and body medicine provides them with great support and hope to get well and enjoy a higher quality of life.
Our services cover all aspects of their needs to get well and win the battle against this illness.
My name is Olga Dedkova, and I’ve been Dr. Jingduan Yang’s patient for 2 years. I have had Stage 4 Breast Cancer for the past 4 years. Since my treatment by Dr. Yang, of the Tao Institute, I have had no fluids on my lungs – something conventional medicine could not stop. I now have good energy, a good appetite and I sleep well. I am very grateful for everything he and Dr. Ruonan Zhang are doing…
In December of 2014 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. A few years prior to this, I was made aware of the healing properties of acupuncture through the experience of my daughter getting her Masters in acupuncture. Acupuncture is a holistic healing method, and can be used in conjunction with any diagnosis. With this knowledge, I knew I was going to request as many treatments as possible to strengthen me and take me through the chemotherapy process.
At the time of the diagnosis, I was introduced to a women’s group called Unite For Her. This group made it possible to meet my current acupuncturist Ruonan Zhang of Tao Integrative Medicine. My acupuncturist studied my case comments and administered the treatment that fit my personal issues.
I have experienced great relief from the chemo side effects of nausea, neuropathy, and I was able to continue working full time and doing things I enjoy, like cleaning and yoga. Now, seven months after being diagnosed, I am cancer free! This has been a life changing experience, and I am grateful for all the support I received.
Thank you TAO Insitute.
- LaVera S. BCS
- Complementary medicine in chronic cancer care
by Daniel A. Monti and Jingduan Yang
- Potential role of mind-body therapies in cancer survivorship
Published online 21 April 2008 in Wiley Interscience