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The Medicine of Mind & Body

A longtime friend battling another disease, not cancer, called this past week.  She asked, “how did you keep a positive attitude during the worst days of cancer?”  I’ve spent the past several days thinking about that, reflecting and trying to put it all in perspective, and in writing.  So, for the next several days, I’ve decided to write about the mental state of battling disease.  I’m not a psychologist, nor a student of this topic.  Everything I write is based on my own personal experience this past year, and in years past. 


I’ll always remember the first day I met Dr. Makhoul, my UAMS oncologist.  After the initial diagnosis, I spent almost ten days having a variety of tests to find out more about my particular cancer.  With a full report in hand, Dr. Makhoul spent almost two hours with me sharing the details of the results - Stage III-B Inflammatory Breast Cancer, which had also spread its nasty self into my lymph system.  He then walked me through his recommended treatment protocol and my likely medical schedule for the months to follow.  There was so much and it was difficult to remember it all.  But how Dr. Makhoul closed our initial meeting I will never forget. 

He said to me:  “I want you to trust me with your medical care, and know that I’m going to give you my very best to cure your cancer.  What I need from you is to work in partnership with me.  Your job is to focus on your mind, your attitude and your spiritual approach to the fight.  This cancer will require both of us doing our very best, giving 110%.” 

I left his office that day knowing what I was in charge of.  Dr. Makhoul would take charge of the conventional online pharmacy for my body.  I would be in charge of my mental state, my attitude, and my outlook on life and the cancer.  Dr. Makhoul empowered me to own and perfect the “medicine” of my mind. 


Some call it Mind-Body Medicine.  Others call it Psychoneuroimmunology.  Bottom line . . . it’s the study of how the mind, thoughts attitudes and beliefs affect the body and your physical well-being.

Do not be confused.  This is not alternative medicine.  Instead, it is often referred to as complementary medicine, or integrated medicine – techniques that are used WITH conventional medicine. 

The list of what has been referred to as mind-body medicine is endless – guided imagery, deep breathing exercises, relaxation therapy, acupuncture, yoga, biofeedback, tai chi, meditation, and much more.  All of these techniques are designed to help the body and mind relax, to enjoy times of inner calmness and freedom from obsessing thoughts.  They can also serve as a conscious commitment to direct your energies toward health and healing, rather than obsessing with the negative circumstances of life. 

My friend Laura, a cancer survivor, shared with me the great sense of power over disease she felt through guided imagery.  In her practice she would imagine a battle going on between her body and the cancer cells, and would picture Pac-Man characters chasing and eating and destroying the cancer.  For Laura, she believes this was a magical tool in her battle to defeat what was a very aggressive cancer that has now been in remission for several years. 

For me, I was trained in Mindfulness meditation in 2004.  Some have described it as the art of stillness, sitting quietly and observing without judgment or evaluation.  Since I began meditation, I’ve found it to be incredibly helpful in creating a sense of calm in my life, alleviating stress, reducing pain, accepting what cannot be changed (but still trying to change what is possible), giving up anger and frustration over inconveniences, appreciating solitude and quiet, and so much more.  I’m a believer in it, so glad that I was trained and practiced before cancer entered my life.  It’s mental mastery, freedom from restless and negative thinking. 

How do we make “mind-body focus” work for us?  It has to become a part of your daily life practice, a natural habit, not dependent on the day’s events.  No doubt, some days are easier than others to pay attention to the connection between mind and body, to carve out time to master the art of this connection.  But we have to remain loyal to the practice, during the good, the bad and the ugly.

Finding a daily exercise that creates a sense of peace and tranquility – you can’t go wrong.  Inner peace creates outer peace.  I’m a big fan, consider myself still in training, and highly recommend everyone find some avenue for relaxation, finding a place of calm, the complementary techniques of mind and body medicine.

The mind is everything. What you think you become.


A few books and DVDs that have been helpful to me:

Return to Wholeness: A Mind/Body Approach to Healing Cancer
Led by world-renowned wellness doctor Deepak Chopra, M.D. along with psychologist Stephanie Simonton Atchley, founder of the Behavioral Medicine Program at the UAMS Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

Jon Kabat-Zinn is Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he was founding executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, and founder (in 1979) and former director of its world-renowned Stress Reduction Clinic. He is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society.

In 2004 I studied his method of meditation at the UAMS Center on Aging.  To find out more about Jon Kabat-Zinn:  http://www.mindfulnesscds.com/author.html

Two books by Kabat-Zinn that are the core of his mindfulness meditation:
Full Catastrophe Living:  Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain & Illness
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

CDs by Jon Kabat-Zinn can be purchased form his web site: 

His books can be purchased or ordered from your local bookstore.

10 facts about Viagra

IMPOTENCE-busters including cheap viagra could one day be available as creams, according to new reports.

Researchers believe this could make the treatment work quicker.

I bet it could too, depending on how and where it was rubbed.
They also reckon a cream might be safer than tablets

Keep your pecker up ... no wonder this chap is smiling

Which is hard to believe - these drugs are already incredibly safe.

For example, despite what you might have heard, cheap cialis and the like don't increase your risk of a heart attack - even if you've got a dodgy ticker.

Surprised? Here are ten more facts you might not know about the magic blue pills.

1) It doesn't just switch on an erection.

My first ever Viagra-popping patient necked the pill, then sat down to watch Match Of The Day.

By Goal of the Month, he was disappointed that all the action was still on the screen.

It turned out he'd been expecting an automatic erection - after all, the old treatments, including injections, worked that way. The pills are different.

They prime you for action - but you still need foreplay to get you going.

2) You're only allowed one bonk per week on the NHS.

In fact, most men can't get treatment on the NHS at all - it is restricted to "special cases" such as blokes with diabetes or multiple sclerosis.

Even then, the pills are rationed - the Department of Health told GPs that "one treatment per week will be appropriate for most patients".

3) Viagra doesn't boost your sex drive.

Remember, the pills may help blow up your balloon, but that doesn't necessarily make you want to party.

So if your sex drive is stuck in the pits, your next stop should be your doc.

4) Viagra might work in women.

It is possible orgasm or arousal problems in the ladies could be helped.

Research continues, and the jury is out for now.

So it can't be prescribed for this - yet.

5) Viagra shouldn't be mixed with grapefruit juice.

Because fruit juice is less seductive than champers?

No - it's just that grapefruit can react with Viagra, increasing the risk of side effects.

Bear in mind that taking it with food may delay its effect too (so much for that romantic candle-lit dinner).

6) The word Viagra doesn't mean anything.

Many people believe it is a combination of vitality, to suggest vigour, and Niagara, to suggest power and, er, rushing fluid.

In fact, this is an urban myth.

The exact origin of the word is unknown.

7) It can cause blue vision.

Yes, really, in a small number of Viagra-poppers.

It's temporary and harmless, though.

Much more common side effects are headaches, flushing or indigestion - again, these aren't serious.

8) Viagra started life as a heart drug.

Because it improves blood flow, it was first tried out as an angina treatment.

Then researchers noticed their cardiac patients had a smile on their face and a bulge in their pants.

And the rest is pharmaceutical history.

9) Online treatments are often counterfeit.

The World Health Organization reckons about half of online sites which conceal their street address supply duff drugs.

No wonder Viagra's cheaper on the net - avoid.

10) Viagra can help your garden grow.

The magic blue pill is used for problems other than impotence and heart conditions.

For example, it's sometimes prescribed to treat altitude sickness and high blood pressure in the lungs.

It's even been shown to stop plants wilting.

A bamboo stick works just as well though.

For the plants, I mean.

Now Count Your Calories With Sugar Free’s New Mobile App
For those of you who are health conscious and very strict on daily calories intake, here is a mobile app that could do away with any daunting method of counting the calories burnt in your body. Sugar Free, owned by Zydus Wellness, has launched a mobile app that will help smartphone users do that in a simple way.

In an exclusive report by AFAQS, apart from calculating the calories burnt, the app will also enable the users to calculate the number of steps taken, average speed and distance travelled by the user as they go for a walk or use the stairs instead of the lift.

The working of the app is also quite simple. The app uses the accelerometer function of smartphones. It is programmed with information of the user including age, height, weight and gender so as to output the “calories burnt” details. The app also has a social element in it as it allows users to submit or share their details on Facebook and Twitter. Conceptualized by WHO! (Rediffusion Y&R), Step-o-meter is free of cost and will be available soon in Android Marketplace and iTunes. Moreover, it will also be available on Symbian based smartphones.

Healthcare sector is certainly changing its face with the rapid evolution of smart phones and cheap cialis. In a report by research2guidance entitled “Global Mobile Health Market Report 2010-2015”, Healthcare Apps Will Serve 500 Million Smartphone Users By 2015. This will be out of 1.4 billion smartphone users. It also mentions that 43% of the applications are primarily designed for healthcare professionals and as many as 17,000 mobile health apps are available across various app stores. This sea rise in the space can certainly be attributed to the present ecosystem of smartphones and readiness amongst users and practitioners to finally use technology.

For instance, companies are now developing apps to help people monitor their BP and diabetes via their smartphones. The data can be stored in the user’s account and kept for future reference/ monitor either by the doctor or himself. Even Apple’s iPad has become a revolutionary tool in the healthcare space.

In another report by Pyramid Research entitled “Health Check: Key Players in Mobile Healthcare” there are more than 200 million mHealth apps in use today and the figure is expected to increase three fold by the year 2012. That literally is 600 million, which means by around that time one of every 17 people on Earth will be using an mHealth app.

To be more precise, the mHealth sector is going for a big boom with developers mushrooming up everywhere. In india, Philips Innovation Campus (PIC) in Bangalore, a division of Philips Electronics India Ltd, is all set to centre dedicated to creating mobile applications spanning lighting, healthcare and consumer lifestyle products, leading the company’s global efforts, reports LiveMint.

Let us watch how the trend picks up over time.

The app from Sugar Free has also come at an opportune time. For those of you who have not tried it out yet, here is the link to download it. The upcoming packages of Sugar Free Natura will also carry the address to download this app. So far, 5000 downloads have been registered on the website.

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