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An Opportunity I Never Saw Coming

Posted by Dr Katrina Caine on 6 August 2020
An Opportunity I Never Saw Coming

Hello, my name is Kate Caine. I've been a patient at MIOG as part of my treatment for breast cancer. In my regular world, I am an Osteopath with my own practice here in Melbourne. I have also been a Medical Scientist and Lecturer to student Osteopaths and Massage Therapists. I've been used to making a diagnosis for my patients and guiding their recoveries but recently, I've had to sit on the other side of the desk and receive a diagnosis myself. And then listen to others...

Om Mani Padme Hum - The Jewel in the Lotus

Posted by Teresa Corso on 23 July 2020
Om Mani Padme Hum - The Jewel in the Lotus
Excerpt from Silver Linings - Stories from lockdown to uplift and inspire.
Have you ever felt lost? Or stood still in the middle of chaos, paralysed by fear? Sensed that your world was crashing? Heard something completely unfathomable? I have. To the point that I felt numb all over and all I could do was find comfort in my worn-out sunken armchair. It was in that moment, as I sat and stared out of the window, confused and anxious, that I became aware of the need to surrender. Bu...

Movement After Cancer

Posted by Sachini Ganhewa on 25 June 2020
Movement After Cancer
The traditional notion of resting your body to overcome cancer treatment related fatigue has been debunked a long while ago now. Instead the research is heavily supportive of exercise and movement. Research shows that moving your body during and after cancer treatment can help with: Improved mood Improved physical function Improved strength and muscle mass Improved quality of life Improved cardiovascular fitness Improved fatigue And most importantly reduce the...

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for coping with cancer

Posted by MIOG support team on 21 May 2020
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for coping with cancer
The art of tapping.
When we say "tapping" we are referring to Clinical EFT or Emotional Freedom Techniques. It is a gentle, self touch technique in which we use our own fingers to tap on specific acupressure points around the face and upper body. Based on the ancient technique of acupuncture from Traditional Chinese Medicine, EFT has been combined with modern psychology and contains elements of Mindfulness, CBT, ACT, Exposure Therapy and Positive Psychology.

Mindfulness pra...

A letter to our community

Posted by Tanya Wells on 26 March 2020
A letter to our community
Dear MIOG Community. Well there goes another week where the themes are physical distancing, anxiety and uncertainty. It can be very stressful time for oncology patients, especially with treatment - induced immune effects and changes to your current treatment plans and options.  The results of efforts are looking promising, and the distancing measures are succeeding at "flattening the curve". We are, however, still at the beginning of a long road ahead. Ipatien encourage e...

Immune boosting tips

Posted by MIOG support team on 19 March 2020
Immune boosting tips
Whilst there are no magic pills you can take to protect yourself from getting sick, there are a number of things you can do to support the strength of your immune system and body's ability to manage incoming pathogens and illnesses.
Eat fresh food Vibrant plant foods are the best sources of nutrients, including antioxidants, vitamins and minerals which are essential for your immune system to work efficiently. Forget stocking up on frozen pizzas, and instead buy fresh ingredients. If...

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Herbal Spotlight: Withania

Posted by MIOG support team on 17 September 2020
Herbal Spotlight: Withania
What is Withania? You may have heard of the herb called Withania: also known as Withania Somnifera, Winter Cherry...
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