Online Program

Whole is Greater that the Parts

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Carla Wilson, PhD, DAOM, L.Ac., Research Dept., American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, CA
This presentation examines the role of Chinese Medicine as an integral part of cancer care and in what type of settings it is currently offered in the U.S. In many parts of the U.S. people with cancer seek out Chinese traditional medicine in addition, or as an alternative, to Western medical treatment. In China, women undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment always have the choice to use Chinese herbal medicine and other therapies, such as Qi Gong exercise, as adjunctive therapies to reduce side effects and increase the efficacy of the Western treatment. This presentation looks at the opportunites and the limitiations that currently impact access to a form of care that is known to alleviate side-effects and enhance Western treatment.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Diversity and culture
Other professions or practice related to public health
Provision of health care to the public

Learning Objectives:
Describe the benefits of an integrated approach to cancer care Describe the role of Chinese medicine as a partner in collaborative care in oncology Explain why collaborative care may be of greater benefit to both the patient and the support network Discuss why collaborate care is critical for patients living with cancer

Keyword(s): Alternative and Complementary Health, Cancer

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: 25 years a health care practitioner and acupuncturist. Research in cancers.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.

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