It is a Healing, Diagnostic & Breast Cancer Rehab Centre that has been set up under the aegis of the Indian Cancer Society, Delhi Branch, one of the oldest Non Govt. Organization’s (NGO) in our country. Prashanti is the only one of its kind in the country that provides:
As we all know, the allopathic treatment is cell oriented and targets the cancer cells in the body, destroying them, thereby tackling the disease but some of the side effects of the conventional cancer treatment debilitate the person under treatment, as along with the cancer cells, good cells are also destroyed. It affects the immune system. Holistic methods focus on working with the body and boosting whatever immune system the patient still has.
Prashanti provides relief through non invasive complementary therapies conducted by trained therapists. These therapies provide them relief without the patient having an intake of more toxic allopathic treatment. They are gaining popularity in the west and are an unconventional method of addressing the issue of Cancer. We have seen that wherever complementary cancer therapies have been used, they have demonstrated an improvement in the quality and quantity of life in cancer patients.
There is more than just Chemotherapy, Radiation and Hormonal Therapy to help fight and overcome some of these problems. A Holistic approach through Complementary Therapies that complement the first line of treatment helps make a person whole; instill a positive attitude; bring calmness and peace within.
We want to make the patient feel better; physically, emotionally, psychologically and socially.
Trained counselors listen to their problems and guide them. Sharing of experiences with other survivors, many of whom are volunteers at the centre, helps them overcome their fears and apprehensions.
One of the challenges is to provide the economically disadvantaged woman with training in a professional course which would equip her to stand on her own feet if circumstances so unfold. Learning a new marketable skill would be to her advantage.
PRASHANTI runs from premises provided by a Charitable Trust with a dedicated paid staff for running of which we charge a nominal rate from all who can afford the services.