At each of the five facilities of CTCA, patients receive care that is meant to address all of their physical needs along with emotional and spiritual support. CTCA was founded several years ago by Richard J. Stephenson, whose own mother was a cancer patient. Stephenson noted many shortcomings in the practice of cancer treatment. While his mother received care specifically meant to battle cancer, her other needs were often unmet. This led to what CTCA now refers to as its "If your mother had cancer, how would you want her to be treated?" approach. Accordingly, each CTCA patient receives the cancer fighting treatments they need like radiation and chemotherapy, but these treatments are enhanced with other treatments, like chiropractic care.
Traditional cancer treatments can wreak havoc on the patient's body. Aches and pains, including severe headaches, are frequently side effects of these treatments. At CTCA, patients have the option of undergoing chiropractic adjustments that can help to alleviate these symptoms, resulting in an overall improvement in the patient's quality of life.
The article in ACA News details the relationship between CTCA and chiropractic that began a decade ago. In the beginning, it was patient demand that led to the association, and now it has become an indispensable part of the CTCA program. This indispensability is thanks to the fact that both CTCA and chiropractic take a whole person approach to health. As Jeffrey Sklar, DC, who works with CTCA puts it, "We are not treating cancer, we are treating patients with cancer." This integrative approach has already eased the suffering of thousands of people, and will continue to do so.
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Dr. Kate Gerber & Dr. John Gerber