|Posted on Saturday, October 23, 2004 - 07:51 am: |
i agree and think it is a very worthy dream to have The Ideal Cancer Treatment Facility(ies) such as you hope for and envision. of course much of the cancer "treatments" that you mention are applicable in general to obtaining and maintaining good health and to cancer prevention, so i would hope such a facility could be more holistic shall we say? and not focused only to cancer treatment? education about living in more healthy ways would of course prevent the need for as much cancer treatment: learning about toxins, detoxifying, meditation, feng shui, living in the moment, good diet, homeopathy, aromatherapy. there is so much that can be taught, so much information to be made available, to help prevent as well as treat cancer. And much of it could be done online by naturopathic doctors and alternative practioners in a VIRTUAL Ideal Cancer Prevention and Treatment Facility until the funds and planning necessary for the first real one actualize? because of course many things can be done via the internet and computers nowadays. and the internet and phone can be used in conjunction with personal visits to such a facility for followup and continuing education.
|Posted on Saturday, October 23, 2004 - 12:31 pm: |
Interesting suggestion. Given how many web sites I run, it was easy for my mind to envision a virtual center, interdisciplinary. To some extent, this site began with a comparable idea: post suggestions that are generally helpful and often overlooked; but the site has not been very active, maybe because it started with recycled material from http://www.cancersalves.com.
This said, my experience is that no matter how many times I talk to someone on the phone or respond to emails, there is always a bit of shock when we first meet in person. There is invariably some important piece of information that was never discussed. Also, since money does play a part in most lives, I have sometimes seen the web as way for patients to engage in a lot of research without actually experiencing containment of the healing process. Granted, finding the right practitioner can be a quest, but what if someone were implementing mostly very good strategies but somehow overlooked the importance of dental infections or mold? These are very serious problems, but they are seldom addressed by patients or practitioners. So, maybe we need to start with a punch list that includes particulars on how to follow up.