Cancer treatment support is a personal topic for me. This month marks 20 years since my son was diagnosed with leukemia at age 6.
During his 3+ years of treatment he endured 2 surgeries, 38 lumbar punctures, countless IV’s and hospital stays. He was messed up from treatment, and because of treatment.
I found out first hand the importance of mentally and physically supporting him during and after the process.
The Bridging® support I was able to provide came in some years after his treatment and primarily addressed latent effects. He still has some concerns this many years later, but he is generally doing great!
Cancer. You never thought it would be you (or a loved one). Now you have so much to figure out — whether you are navigating a formal diagnosis, formulating the treatment plan, in the midst of treatment, or putting your new life together afterward.
Each phase brings tests, procedures, and new decisions to be made. You want to successfully do the right thing and tolerate it as best possible.
At the Bridging® Institute we have had the honor to help many people with various aspects of their cancer journey and recovery. These are three common aspects:
- Helping the nervous system to calm down for more restorative sleep is a huge plus for your ability to tolerate the treatment process.
- Easing the pain from the various tests and pokes. Not only are these physically invasive, there is mental trauma too. Both types of trauma seem to soften with some support and a few Bridging® wiggles.
- Getting a boost to your diaphragmatic breathing is often a huge help to counteract the fatigue that often grows as treatment progresses.
We realize your immune system may be compromised so be reassured that our office is still using UV light to sterilize rooms between people, and we can wear a KN-95 mask. Because our schedules remain staggered, your chance of encountering many other people is small.
With people undergoing cancer treatments there are a few specific phases/ issues where Bridging® has been helpful:
- Biopsy and IV trauma relief (read more in this Blog post).
- Surgical trauma relief and reintegration of movement of the affected area.
- Generally helping the lymphatic system function optimally. Chemo seems to clog things up. Not sure if it’s the body clearing the drugs, or the drugs irritating the system.
- Supporting breathing efficiency, which is often compromised by the various treatments, as well as fear from the entire process.
- Generally fluffing up a deflated body from the miscellaneous impacts of treatment.
Timing that cancer patients seem to find Bridging® helpful
There are specific points in your treatment journey that Bridging® support seems to be most beneficial. These include:
- After procedures, including surgery. The time period following a procedure can range from days to a couple weeks afterward. We can help you with coordinating your session timing related to procedures.
- Between phases of treatment. There is often a pause between cycles of treatment to give the immune system a rest. This is usually a good time to reset your system to support maximal recovery.
More to your treatment and recovery …
At The Bridging® Institute our clients are often surprised by how fast they improve. Uniquely, our approach goes back to early development as the secret.
Recreating early layers of muscle and joint interconnections is the roadmap for sustainably resetting your (or your child’s) body during and after cancer treatment. Bridging® rebuilds the original movement foundation; your daily activity reinforces the better function.
Wondering if Bridging® can help during a cancer journey?
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