ICD Healthcare- Care with emotional hands
Any type of disease is heart-wrenching for a patient and a disease like cancer is heart-breaking for both the patient and the family. Many factors are responsible for catching cancer but at the same time, the case may be different for different people. Whatever be the case, the patient needs a holistic approach from the doctors and the people involved. India has nearly three times the incidence of US and China for head and neck and cervical cancers. India has the highest mortality for breast and cervical cancers and second highest for ovarian cancer after China. At ICD Healthcare, cancer treatment is being provided to those places where affordability and access to treatments was a challenge. But now the organisation aims to break the barriers so that every patient gets a chance to heal.
It is a partnership between the patient, the doctor, the science and the disease. Their mission is to lead the fight against cancer worldwide. Their Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) members are:
- Professor Justin Stebbing, Imperial College, London
- Siddhartha Mukherjee, Columbia University
- Pramod Srivastava, University of Connecticut (UConn)
- Heinz-Josef Lenz, University of Southern California (USC)
- Olofunmilayo Olopade, University of Chicago
Their vision is to provide personalised cancer care using the knowledge and expertise of global specialists and applying the most innovative technologies available.
Holistic Whole Program by ICD Healthcare
The objective of the Program is to help improve the overall health of a patient. In order to overcome the side effects of chemotherapy and to improve the quality of life of a patient, certain adjunct therapies are given. Research says that when different psychological and emotional care, the patient gets the strength to fight any disease. The main aim is to increase the confidence level of the patient and instil positivity. The different therapies provided here are:
A) PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELLING
- Mental Conditioning
- Financial Counselling
- Palliative Care (The palliative care team at ICD consists of doctors, nurses, psychologists, nutritionists, oncologists-nutritionists and pharmacists)
B) HEALING & RELAXATION THERAPIES
Pranic Healing is a three-step process that substantially accelerates the body’s innate ability to heal at all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
Reiki speeds up recovery from surgery or long-term illness. As it helps in adjusting to medicine/treatment, it also tends to reduce side-effects. For example, Chemo-therapy patients who received Reiki noticed a marked decrease in side effects from treatment.
Crystal Therapy is an alternative medical technique in which crystals and other stones are used to cure ailments and protect against disease. Crystals act as conduits for healing — allowing positive, healing energy to flow into the body as negative, disease-causing energy flows out. The electromagnetic charge within each stone is said to offer Healing Vibrations as they work to remove blockages from the body and restore a natural flow of energy.
Our thoughts affect the balance of our Energy body. These thoughts influence the Chakras, and they influence the energy body. There are plenty of thought forms floating and vibrating in the universe. Thoughts become Things and with the Benefit of Chakra Healing, we take the patient to the Journey to maintain his Chakras, helping him to live a balanced life.
Some of the benefits include lowering blood pressure, improved blood circulation, lower heart rate, less perspiration, slower respiratory rate, less anxiety, lower blood cortisol levels, more feelings of well-being and deeper relaxation.
The therapist reads the body, resonates with its energy, feels the emotions, listens, and hears. The language of the body (posture/gesture, breathing, motility, expression) is in focus as it indicates the status on the way to person-hood – from the past to the present and future. Techniques are used which address the energetic aspect of the individual, including her self-perception, self-expression, and self-possession.
C) Right Nutritional Support
nutritionists assist you in planning an optimal diet during any stage of your cancer treatment, cope with any side-effects, and answer your questions about the latest research on cancer and nutrition. They also offer you comprehensive advice on vitamins and supplements you may consider integrating into your diet. Our experts recommend the optimal diet plan for each patient.
D) Image and Hair Advice
Image consultancy helps in managing anxiety and other feelings. Setting realistic goals, dealing with problems in a structured way and challenging unhelpful thinking can help cancer patients take control of their lives and develop a positive body image.
E) Pain management
During cancer treatment, pain immensely affects the quality of an individual’s life.
The effective pain management care available are
- Dry Needling
- Cupping Therapy
- Combination Therapy
- Laser Therapy
F) ONDAMED THERAPY- (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy- PEFT)
We have always known that every patient is different and that every patient wants to be treated as an individual rather than as a symptom or as a disease. Practitioners locate every patient’s main disturbances while simultaneously applying the most significant treatment stimulation to help improve function.