As Americans recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there is growing interest in alternatives for breast cancer screening and prevention. Non-profit educational organization PATH (Positive Alternative Therapies in Healthcare) is presenting a speaker this month who will explore this subject. The lecture is titled "Breast Health Awareness, Prevention and Early Detection with Thermography."
The speaker, Dr. Nelly Yefet, AP, is founder and owner of Spirit Mountain Healing Arts Center in Aventura, Florida. She is a graduate of the Community School of Traditional Chinese Health Care, North Miami Beach, Florida. She is licensed by the State of Florida to practice Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology and has been doing so since 1996. Nelly has been drawn to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy, Thermography, and Biofeedback because of their non-invasive and preventative approaches and their effectiveness in treating the whole - Body, Mind and Spirit. When treating a patient she realizes the importance in focusing on the root cause of an illness rather than only superficially treating their symptoms.
It is estimated that about 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point during their lives. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women. Many women survive breast cancer, especially if it's found and treated early. While mainstream medical authorities have been heavily promoting mammograms, research has raised serious questions about the safety and wisdom of using that radiation-based imaging method. Thermography offers a non x-ray alternative that can help detect possible cancer growths without exposing the breasts to a form of radiation that has been associated with fostering cancer. Thermography or Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) is a non-invasive, sensitive and reliable means of graphically mapping and displaying skin surface temperature. DITI is well regarded as a way of monitoring breast health over time.
Oriental medicine offers a holistic approach to preventing and treating breast cancer, which uses diet, herbs, and energy-balancing methods such as acupuncture to help the individual achieve and maintain wellness. Anyone who is looking for a non-invasive, holistic approach to breast cancer awareness may wish to attend this educational presentation. This event is $5 admission for the general public and is free for PATH members.
Time: Monday, October 28th, 2013, 7:15 p.m. (main speaker begins at 8:00pm)
Location: Miami Science Museum, 3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129
Directions: Just north of Coconut Grove, across from Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. From the north, take I-95 to Exit #1A/SW 25 Road, stay in the right hand lane and follow the signs to the Museum/Planetarium. From the south, follow U.S. 1 and make right just before the split with I-95. From Metrorail, exit at the Vizcaya Station and cross U.S. 1 via the pedestrian overpass.