Cancer Wellness TV is a free online platform providing videos, articles and information about complementary cancer therapies and cancer support issues. We have gathered some of the top experts in the world of cancer integrative therapy: Oncologists, Nutritionists, Exercise Physiologists, Mind-Body Practitioners, Psychologists and others whose life work is with cancer patients, survivors and caregivers, sharing their knowledge with those who need it.
We offer instant and free access to anyone in need of integrative cancer therapies. With a click of the mouse, people now have access to an extensive library of cancer integrative health videos and content that was previously unavailable outside the walls of a cancer hospital, rehab facility, or health club. We understand the challenges people face trying to get the help they need. Some lack the physical strength to get out of bed or leave their homes. Some cannot afford the costs associated with complementary therapies. Others live in remote areas where these therapies are not available. Cancer Wellness TV has broken down the barriers and opened up access to all in need.
It begins with our founder, Jeff Sirlin, and his own cancer fight. Jeff was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2010 and had a recurrence in 2013. During his treatment, Jeff was shocked to see how much control of his life was taken away from him. His cancer, and all that came along with it, dictated his daily routine. Determined to make a change, Jeff began to focus on the things he could control: his body, his mind, and his spirit. He immersed himself in the world of integrative therapies: tai chi, yoga, meditation, cardiovascular exercise and other practices. The results, both physical and psychological, were immediate, and he was much more easily able to handle the effects of treatment. This only encouraged him to increase his wellness efforts. In the process, Jeff recognized a glaring lack of access to the therapies he sought. There was no central online source to view cancer health instructional videos and or take online classes. A seed was planted.
In 2013, Jeff started training with renowned tai chi / qigong master, Ramel Rones. Ramel was a scientific consultant of mind-body therapies at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and many other hospitals in the Boston area. After months of discussing the need for greater access to cancer complementary therapies, they decided that they were going to be the ones to provide it. The timing was right and the genesis of Cancer Wellness TV was born.
Jeff is a two-time cancer survivor and a lifelong entrepreneur. He came up with the Cancer Wellness TV concept while recovering from his latest bout with colon cancer in 2013. His life is now dedicated to wellness: both in his own recovery and helping others discover their own path to recovery. It is his mission to see that every cancer patient, survivor, caregiver and health professional has free access to complementary cancer therapies and information. “I know first-hand how these therapies can make a difference in one’s life. The fact that most people don’t have free access to these services, in my opinion, is not right. I created Cancer Wellness TV to break down these barriers and make a real difference in the fight against cancer.” Prior to Cancer Wellness TV, Jeff was the founder and president of School-fundraisers.com and various entrepreneurial endeavors. Jeff also writes for the Huffington Post and for health-related websites, covering cancer, wellness, fatherhood and business-related issues.
Ramel is a Scientific Consultant of Mind-Body Therapies at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Boston, and Tufts Medical Center, as well as the co-author of numerous scientific publications. He has developed a mind-body method based on the principles and techniques of qi gong, tai chi, kung fu, yoga and meditation. He is the author of the best-selling Sunrise and Sunset Tai Chi books and DVDs, and the first Tai Chi Master to co-author a study in The New England Journal of Medicine, which was featured in the New York Times. Ramel focuses his efforts on helping people with conditions such as cancer, fibromyalgia, arthritis, aging, injuries, chronic pain, and stress. Rami lectures and instructs on the techniques of the Eastern Internal Arts in hospitals, institutions, and schools around the world. In addition to contributing articles to medical publications, Rami has been featured on television (CNN, National Geographic), in newspapers (The New York Times, The Boston Globe), and magazines (Inside Kung Fu).
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