“Illness is not a force to take one out of life.
Indeed, it is an invitation to be in the center of one’s life”.
If we can learn to see disease not as a problem or error of nature, and not to connect it with a sense of personal failure and self-blame, then we can open our eyes to dis-ease as our body’s way of telling us we need to make changes in our lives. Illness can then be an opportunity for personal development. acceptance coupled with letting go of fear often opens new pathways to healing.
Recovering from cancer is a multi-step process. The imbalances that allowed the cancer to develop must be reversed. The growth of cancer needs to be stopped to allow for the body to respond to the healing therapies. Maintaining quality of life allows you to take an active part in your healing process.
To design a treatment program that does more than just “fight” cancer your Doctor must find out -
Where the root causes of cancer are,
Why they are there, and
How to make them go away.
We need answers to these fundamental questions:
- How to identify and eliminate cancer-causing factors from your life?
- How to selectively target cancer cells and maintain quality of life?
- How to restore the immune system to work at its full capacity?
- How to develop life affirming beliefs and healthy emotions?
- How to help the mind to help heal the body?
We use a holistic, integrative approach in designing an individualized treatment program, incorporating the most beneficial conventional and natural therapies for each person. We are dedicated to supporting you and delivering results.
Healing is a journey, not an event. There are six steps of true healing:
Find and Heal the Cause
There are many risk factors for cancer – including physiological, biochemical, environmental, mental/emotional and energetic. For each person these risk factors come together in ways that are unique to that person and cause tumors to grow in the body. While the name or the stage of the diagnosis may be the same, no two cancers are the same for any two people. Therefore treatment plans that are tailored to each person’s unique needs tend to have much better outcomes than a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy.
Dr. Schwengel takes several hours to work with you through all the risk factors and evaluates different comprehensive tests to find the causes of cancer. Then appropriate treatments are developed to help remove the causes and promote healing.
Selectively Target Cancer Cells
Cellular biology tells us that cancer cells are weak and confused.
Our Integrative Medicine Program of Care™ is designed to help to eliminate cancer cells gently and safely, and to help prevent it from recurring. A concentrated approach to target cancer cells using a combination of several advanced medical therapies that have little or no side effects proves to be most beneficial.
Dr. Schwengel uses an advanced computer system that provides biofeedback information for each patient. The procedure of testing a patient is called the Biofeedback Exam. The device used for the Biofeedback Exam is FDA approved. The use of this testing truly takes the “guess work” out of selecting the combination of medications and therapies that offer most promise of success.
By using kinder, gentler methods, we target cancer cells directly while enhance the immune system and preserve quality of life.
Maintaining quality of life enables you to get actively involved in your self-care through Nutrition, Mind-Body Medicine and Energy Medicine.
Build a Healthy Immune System
Cancer cannot survive in the presence of a healthy immune system.
The function of the immune system is to protect the body. Our immune system watches for abnormal activity, protects our body and helps us heal. When the immune system is extremely suppressed, it doesn’t recognize abnormal cells that would normally be eliminated.
The best way to treat cancer is to make the body healthy by enhancing the power of the immune system. The immune system is affected by many factors including our physical environment, our thoughts, beliefs and emotions. Therefore a comprehensive approach has the greatest influence to strengthen the immune system.
When there is a diagnosis of cancer, many times the first reaction is fear. Our mind is very powerful. The same power that can undermine or weaken our health can also bring strength and healing.
Our emotions greatly influence our health and recovery from illness. Our beliefs and attitudes influence our emotions and therefore affect our health. By developing an attitude of “I want to live and be well”, you can take charge of your life and significantly influence your healing.
Energy medicine is based on the principle that the health of body, mind and spirit is anchored in the body’s energy system. It is a method of working directly with the body’s energy systems to help create health and wellness.
It is both a complement to more conventional medical modalities and a complete self-contained system for self-help and self-care.
Energy Medicine teaches specific techniques that can be used to activate the body’s natural healing abilities. This can help to restore vital energies that have become weak, disturbed and out of balance. Simple Energy Medicine techniques can help to balance the flow of the body’s energies. You can use your body’s energies to:
- Boost your vitality and stamina
- Strengthen your immune system
- Relieve pain
- Keep yourself healthy and balanced
The Importance of Whole Food Nutrition
One of the fundamental principles of life is that we must have food to live. Only Nature knows how to combine the apparently inactive and lifeless components of minerals from the earth, gases from the air and energy from sunshine to create organic forms of food that sustain balanced and healthy life.
Balance is the key word in nutrition. Everything Nature grows is grown in balance. Whole foods contain vitamins, minerals and trace elements, enzymes, coenzymes and many other as-yet undiscovered phytochemicals. The word “phytochemicals” refers to plant-based nutrients that perhaps we don’t fully understand or know how to describe yet, but we know they are there and somehow important to the balance and activity of the complete nutritional complex. All of these components work together in the body in ways that create a nutritional synergism – the effect of the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
Balance is far more important to good health and recovery from illness and injury than “strength” or “quantity”. Our bodies, and the bodies of every living thing are able to live because they know how to take natural foods and convert them through many cycles of biochemical reactions into the various forms of energy necessary to sustain life. Nature knows how to take the inorganic minerals and other components from the Earth and transform them into organic and balanced foods. That combination of natural balance and synergy becomes lost when we start taking Nature’s whole foods apart and trying to replace them with synthetic and artificial food replacements.
How Can I Participate in My Healing?
Treatments alone, of any kind, cannot “force” cancer to stop growing in your body. Only you can find the courage to release your fears enough to hold and nurture the desire to be well. Releasing deep feelings of darkness, heartache, sorrow or resentment allows you to step into the Light of Healing with greater ease.
Become aware of how you have been relating to your body since the diagnosis and how you might change how you relate to your body. Make an effort to rebuild your trust in your relationship with your body.
There are no shortcuts to be taken with the physical body. Proper nutrition, rest, with deep sleep, and moving – getting out of the home and into nature as much as you can in a way that reminds you of the ongoing nature of life.
Let the healing take its course so you’re not fighting the body, you’re inviting the cancer to exit.
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