by Sharon Edelman, RMT
The practice of Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is fundamentally simple in its application. Whether in self-practice or an offering to another, the receiver is fully clothed and made as comfortable as possible in a chair or on a massage table, bed, or sofa – practically anywhere. Lights may be lowered, music may be playing, and the session proceeds with the practitioner placing his or her hands lightly on or slightly above appropriate areas of the receiver’s body for various lengths of time.
Numerous studies have shown the powerful effect that exercise can have on cancer care and recovery. For people who have gone through breast or colon cancer treatment, regular exercise has been found to reduce recurrence of the disease by up to 50 percent. But many cancer survivors are reluctant to exercise, and few discuss it with their oncologists.
by Donna Wilson, RN, MSN, RRT, and Diana Sadtler, BS, CPT-NASM, CES
People making the journey through cancer treatment find that life changes in many ways. The road to recovery is different for everyone, but taking care of your mind and body is critical.
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