How Integrative Medicine Can Help Enhance Your Life

Dr. Shelena C. Lalji
Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetics Center

Breast cancer is not an easy diagnosis to receive. That is why the Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetic Center wants to share information with women about how to combat the harsh effects of treatment and regain health through integrative therapies.

Integrative medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes into account the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. The concept of balancing your mind, body and spirit is becoming more prevalent, and for that, it is important to know which therapies are right for you. Here are six simple therapies that can boost vitality and positivity before, during and after diagnoses.

1. Nutrition and Supplementation

A healthy diet, including plenty of lean, organic proteins is key to boosting vitality. Also recommended are medical-grade supplements from an integrative physician to ensure optimal absorption levels. The DIM supplement is a synergistic combination of plant-based ingredients designed to support healthy hormone balance. Vitamin C promotes detoxification and provides antioxidant support, protecting you from harmful free radicals.  Iodine is also recommended as it can prevent health issues such as fibrocystic breast disease or even breast cancer. Lastly, because women who have breast cancer cannot take estrogen, it’s essential to support the endocrine system with supplements promoting hormonal balance, such as Menopause Support.

2. IV Nutritional Therapy

IV treatments provide patients with high doses of essential nutrients, such as Vitamin C, B Vitamins, Magnesium, Calcium and many more, at 100% absorption rates. Intravenous Vitamin C infusions are extremely popular due to their immune-boosting properties.

3. Detoxification

Although necessary, prescription medications that help relieve symptoms and battle the cancer cells can deplete nutritional status and increase toxicity of the body. Great methods of detoxification are Far Infrared Sauna Therapy and the Aqua Detox procedure. A safe, nutritional 14-day detoxification program, which naturally assists the body in removing harmful toxins from the bloodstream, is also recommended.

4. Yoga and Meditation

Each patient is encouraged to incorporate a routine that includes yoga or meditation to facilitate a relaxed state of mind. There is a very strong connection between the mind and the body and drastic health changes for the better in those who first improve their state of mind are often seen.

5. Stress Reduction

Reducing stress is critical when your body is in a compromised state. Since stress can fuel chronic inflammation and deplete various nutrients in the body, It is suggested that patients get their cortisol levels tested and introduce methods for stress reduction, such as walking, yoga, deep breathing or reading.

6. Vaginal Rejuvenation

Often, many people don’t think about how breast cancer and its treatments effect a woman’s intimate life. Vaginal dryness, burning, vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) and urinary tract infections are all common symptoms that those with breast cancer experience. The Mona Lisa Touch is a quick, painless laser procedure that is used to treat these symptoms.

Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetic Center always encourages people to educate themselves on the many different integrative treatments that are available. Take the necessary time to ensure an effective treatment protocol is in place to support long-term health and happiness.