How do 'YOU' define ‘FIGHT BACK’
You are living a life, being Male or Female, very comfortable and then something happens, You become Ill, not just an illness that just goes away but something
more devastating and Life Threatening, you have been diagnosed with (……………….)
What happened and what do you do?
Nobody can tell you what
happened for you to get this major disease. There will be many explanations but you have your doubts as to its origin.
Was it ancestral, you think that one of your parents passed away from it.
Did you come into contact with it in the environment
at work or at Play. There are very few dis-eases that you come in contact with in the environment, those that you do are not your fault and to repair the damage caused is not easy.
What we must consider in ‘Fight
Back’, are those dis-eases that seems to have no environmental impact, but have a large impact on the Psychic/ Emotional environment of Self, the main cause of our problems.
There are two approaches that we must consider,
the Psychic/ Emotional and the Physical.
The definition of Psychic/ Emotional covers many areas that require healing, from the most devote, to what is wrongly
describes as the ‘New Age’. Evidence of psychic/ Emotional and spiritual healing is not readily accepted by many and is considered to be in the realm of ‘Miracles’.
The Physical is more acceptable to those who are looking
for relief from the pain and suffering because of the dis-ease that they have been subjected to.
Massage and Energy healing therapies provide short-cuts to relief of the pain
Australian Senate inquiry into therapies to assist cancer patients
SENATE INQUIRY RECOMMENDATIONS about Complementary Therapies
Inquiry into treatment and services in Australia for people affected by cancer 2005)
To help clarify some of these terms,
the NCCAM best describes them as:
Complementary medicine or therapy is used together with conventional medicine.
Another interpretation is a medicine or therapy that is used in "addition"to mainstream
medicine or "complements" health or specific therapies or treatment.
The term Alternative medicine is used in place of conventional medicine.
Integrative medicine combines mainstream medical
therapies and complementary and alternative therapies for which there is some high-quality scientific evidence of safety and effectiveness.
The Committee recommends the National Health and Medical Research Council
provide a dedicated funding stream for research into complementary therapies and medicines, to be allocated on a competitive basis.
The Committee agrees with the recommendation of the Expert Committee on complementary
medicines in the health system, that the NHMRC convene an expert working group to identify the research needs addressing the use of complementary medicines, including issues around safety, efficacy and capacity building. The Committee recommends that
this working group should include complementary therapists in order to develop a strategy to coordinate and prioritise a dedicated research funding stream for complementary medicine and therapy research, taking into account research conducted overseas.
The group should also encourage the development of collaborative partnerships across disciplines.
The Committee recommends that the NHMRC develop workshops for complementary therapy researchers intending to
compete for funding, where experienced researchers discuss their preparation of research proposals.
The Committee recommends that the NHMRC appoint two representatives, (including one consumer), with a background
in complementary therapy, to be involved in the assessment of research applications received by the NHMRC for research into complementary and alternative treatments.
The Committee recommends that complementary
therapy organizations form a collaborative group with the authority to negotiate with representatives from the established medical organizations and to make recommendations to government. This body should organize a regular forum for representatives
of complementary therapies to come together and discuss issues affecting their members such as regulation, research funding issues, collaboration and health and cancer initiatives at the Commonwealth, State and Territory levels.
The Committee recommends that Cancer Australia access the information available internationally on different complementary therapies and alternative products in order to provide up-to-date, authoritative, evidence-based information which
can be regularly updated. This information should be made available in different forms and made available to cancer patients and their families as well as health professionals and other interested individuals.
The Committee recommends that where quality of life may be improved by complementary approaches, methods to make such therapy more accessible be discussed by State and Territory cancer services, including consumer representatives.
The Committee recommends that State and Territory governments include the views of peak complementary therapy bodies in each State and Territory regarding the planning and delivery of cancer services.
These recomendations are the
core of introducing Complementary Therapies into an integrating system that will deal with all aspects of treatment for those with Cancer, but nothing has happened since the recomendations were released in 2006.