HERBS FOR HEALTH MANAGEMENT

Herbs are a foundational root in medicine and health treatments, dating back thousands of years throughout every culture around the world. Modern Western herbalism comes from ancient Egypt. The Greeks developed a comprehensive philosophy of herbal medicine by 100 BCE and the Romans built upon it to create a variety of medical practices, some of which are still used today.

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ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE IMPACTS PSYCHOLOGICAL HARDINESS

Psychological hardiness is an individual’s resistance to stress, anxiety and depression. It includes the ability to withstand grief and accept the loss of loved ones. Alternative medicine is a more popular term for health and wellness therapies that have typically not been part of conventional Western medical approaches but are often used along with conventional medicinal protocols.  Coping and dealing with stress in a positive manner play a major role in maintaining the balance needed for health and well-being.

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ALTERNATIVE REMEDIES FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

Interest in complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasing as consumers and health care professionals search for additional ways to treat anxiety, depression and other mental health disorders. Some of these remedies include:

St. John’s Wort.  More than 30 studies show it to be effective for treatment of mild forms of depression,…

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Series Schedule


OCT. 9: Body Image and Cancer

 

NOV. 13: Research Trials

 

DEC. 11: Caring for the Spirit


JAN. 8, 2019: Paying for Cancer Care


FEB, 12, 2019: Distress

 

MARCH 12, 2019: Getting Through This – A Cancer Survivor Shares Her Story

 

APRIL 9, 2019: Genetics 

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. The Empowerment Series for Women with Cancer is designed to help free women from stress and fear as much as possible and provide answers to many of their questions.


These free programs, sponsored by Baptist Health Lexington, begin Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, 110 Wilson Downing Road in Lexington.


The series is open to any woman who has ever been diagnosed with cancer regardless of where she is being treated. The programs, held once a month for eight consecutive months, feature a complimentary dinner and a speaker, with the exception of the May 14, 2019 meeting, which will be an outing to Pinot’s Palette.


Participants may attend as many of the programs as they wish.


Call the Cancer Center Help Line to register at


(859) 260-4357.