Mind-Body-Spirit Focus in Cancer Care

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on May 01, 2008

Mind-Body-Spirit News

A leading oncologist recommends a mind-body-spirit approach to coping with cancer. “Cancer, like other life-threatening diseases, strikes all levels, and it’s important for patients to learn how to heal physically, psychologically and emotionally,” Dr. Robert Rutledge, a radiation oncologist at the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre in British Columbia, told Medical News Today.

Rutledge recommends a five-step method for empowering mind, body and spirit. The steps include the following: get the best out of the medical system; empower the body with simple effective health habits like exercise and nutrition; work with difficult emotions; nurture a spiritual life; and love yourself. 

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA

Shirley Archer, JD, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Shirley Archer, JD, MA, was the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA's mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author based in L...