Category: Complementary Medicine

Empower, educate and inform on integrative medicine for Cystic Fibrosis

Mind-Body in-depth COVID-19 (P.3)

Here we will take a look deeper into the evidience and how we can use mind body techniques during SARS-CoV-2 outbreak and beyond that may help improve a person with Cystic Fibrosis (PWCF) mental health.

Integrative Considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic (Part 2)

The following document comes from the Center of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, USA and is republished with thanks to Professor John Mark and many thanks to the Integrative Medical Center in the University of Arizona, USA.

Integrative Medicine: Information for Cystic Fibrosis and COVID-19 (Part 1)

It is of utmost importance to consult with your healthcare team if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 (refers to the disease, SARS-CoV-2 refers to the virus itself see here), it is also as important during this time to ensure you take all medications prescribed, do your air-way clearance and exercise, get a good nights…
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Research into Acupuncture for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis in Teenagers and Young Adults

Up to 59% of patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) experience significant pain and discomfort that may decrease their quality of life. The research we are conducting at Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, generously funded by the Tracie Lawlor Trust for CF, is investigating whether acupuncture can help teens and…
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Dutch Magic Factory – Sam’s Story –

*Sam’s journey toward CF complementary and integrative medicine is told here in her own words, be sure to check out her blog for more updates and news http://dutchmagicfactory.blogspot.ie/ We at the TLT4CF are grateful for Sam for letting us share her story to inspire other parents to empower themselves with knowledge and work together and…
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Journey into Integrative Medicine – Mika McDonald

Mika, a 26 year old ecologist and student of herbalism shares in her own words, her journey with Cystic Fibrosis and integrative medicine. In many ways, CF has been a great gift, though one with many struggles and hardships. I have gained so much intellectually and spiritually from this disease, and there is no question…
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Tai Chi and Clare

Tai Chi and Clare Meleady  *About Tai Chi and how it helped you??* From doing tai chi I have noticed many things that have changed in my life and in my body and mind. The most important is that I have become more aware of my breath and breath deeper then I would have previous.…
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Integrative Care: A mother’s point of view.

By Louise Byrne http://louisebyrnebooks.com/index.html Ava Li was diagnosed in 2008, a week before I turned 40. She was our first and only child and although the news broke our hearts at the time, there was some element of relief to know that we had been correct all along in feeling that something was awry. Because…
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CF-MUDDA: An Integrative Story of Cystic Fibrosis

CF MUDDA – My StoryBy – Faye Upston  http://cfmudda.blogspot.ie/ So my life began much like anybody else on Aug 5th 1980. I am the youngest of 4 siblings. My parent had me vaccinated at 6 months old for measles, mumps & rubella. Everything changed from that point on. I became ill, very ill. Hospitalised for…
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Cystic Fibrosis – An Integrative Approach – by Lydia Daly

As a 20 year old CF sufferer, I have spent my fair share of time in and out of hospitals from a young age. I was diagnosed, later than normal, at the age of 5. I was wrongly diagnosed with asthma by my GP at the age of 3 and attended an asthma clinic until…
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