Sandra Wing knows firsthand the benefits healing therapies have on cancer patients. In just a few short weeks, she’ll be celebrating three years being cancer-free…And while traditional treatment worked, it was also through healing therapies that she made a complete recovery. Acupuncture helped the numbing, clinically called neuropathy, while acupressure, massage and deep-breathing meditation helped in other ways.

But Wing considers herself fortunate. Why? Because most people can’t afford these types of secondary therapies.

“It wasn’t covered by insurance, and it can be quite expensive just on your co-pays and all the other expenses that aren’t covered treating the cancer,” she said.

In August 2008, Wing founded the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation to help cancer survivors treat these side effects through the various therapies.

Pleasanton Weekly News, Pleasanton, California, Oct. 11,