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Many Shades of Pink (MSOP) speaks on Holistic Healing for Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer is an ongoing battle that many struggles with physical, psychological, social, and spiritual. Although the National Library of Medicine conducted by doctors, nurses, therapists, counselors, and psychologists aim to support using many facets of breast cancer care, it can overshadow a patient's knowledge of learning and understanding of their holistic needs and a comprehensive approach to cancer management at each stage of their cancer journey, addressing their complex physical, psychological, and social needs. Nevertheless, MSOP has seen many survivors succeed in these practices and going in-depth holistic approaches for others going through various stages in treatment and recovery.


Antioxidant Supplements

MSOP suggests antioxidants to help protect your cells and balance free radicals. These keep them from causing damage to the other cells. Certain grains, fruits, and vegetables are rich in dietary antioxidants, including:

  • beta carotene

  • lycopene

  • vitamin A

  • vitamin C

  • vitamin E

The antioxidants listed below are found in these foods.

  • goji berries

  • wild blueberries

  • dark chocolate

  • pecans

  • kidney beans

  • Ginger

  • Ginseng

Healing the Mind, Body, and Soul


Recovering and fighting Breast Cancer takes a toll on your mind, body, and soul, impacting the rest of your body. Meditative techniques and creative activities may help enhance your quality of life while recovering or in stages of breast cancer. All the examples below aim to support quality mental health and rejuvenate your soul to relieve stress and anxiety. For some, these practices have helped lessen feelings of depression, alleviate anxiety, stress, and fatigue, and improve sleep and mood when used along with standard medical treatment. MSOP can't stress this enough.

  • Art Therapy (Collage, Coloring, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Sculpting, and Working with clay)

  • Music Therapy (Writing and singing songs, improvising songs and music pieces, playing a musical instrument, using musical devices and technology, Listening to music (with and without visual imagery)

  • Aromatherapy (Use of essential oils tends to boost mood)

  • Meditation (10 to 30 minutes of silent or guided meditation such as Body scanning, Skillful and Intentional compassion, Resting awareness, and Reflection)

  • Yoga (Aids in the mind and body focus as well as Breathing techniques and mindfulness exercises)

  • Reiki (energy healing technique that may aid in relaxation, decreasing stress and anxiety while increasing tranquility of the body and mind through gentle touch)

  • Tai Chi (Has been known to reduce fatigue levels and is a low-level exercise that reduces muscle and joint pain.)

  • Positive Affirmations (A optimistic affirming perspective on one's self-esteem and reprogramming the brain for more positive beliefs and thoughts.)

MSOP Suggest Talking with your Doctor

Although MSOP loves natural remedies but highly suggests that you speak to your physician to determine what's best for you, natural remedies may help ease symptoms and manage all stages of breast cancer. Still, some may interact with other medications or treatments. These remedies are not to replace or dilute the medicines or treatment from your doctor but to support your side effects and journey. There could be possible trial and error for finding comfort and effectiveness in these practices. Lastly, having a support system and a support group is essential and absolute for protecting and elevating the difficulties of going through the motions.


How do you feel about Holistic Healing Care, and would you consider it for yourself?


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