Bill Helm, PCOM-SD Faculty, Published in Alternative Medicine Magazine

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Bill Helm, PCOM-SD Faculty, Published in Alternative Medicine Magazine

Bill Helm, PCOM-SD Faculty, Published in Alternative Medicine Magazine
Bill Helm, PCOM-SD Faculty, Published in Alternative Medicine Magazine

Bill Helm, BS, HHP, longstanding massage faculty member at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine's San Diego campus, was recently published in Alternative Medicine Magazine. In his article, titled "The Complementary and Alternative Cancer-Related Therapies That Belong in the Mainstream", Bill discussed complementary treatments that can address the pain associated with cancer in an integrative way, including guided imagery, support groups, acupuncture, massage and other forms of touch therapy.

"The variety is vast enough to allow cancer patients and their healthcare providers to select the complement of holistic, integrated treatments that work best for a particular individual," he says, but "what is common to these different methods is the fact that they exist to help support the part of an individual that’s healthy. While Western medicine plays a critical role in fighting cancer, the side effects of these treatments on their own can often require rest and recovery, and we need to do more to ensure that patients are benefiting from other types of treatments so that together, we can help patients achieve a balanced recovery."

Read the full article here.

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