In September, 2013, Ramel (Rami) Rones, led two capacity filled sessions at the ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association Annual Conference, in Philadelphia.
In addition to Tai Chi and Qi Gong, Rami integrates meditation and deep breathing with gentle movements to help patients improve their body, mind, energy and spirit. He teaches at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Tufts University Medical School, Boston Medical Center and has consulted with Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital and other health care related organizations. He designed the Tai Chi training for a trial that looked at the benefits of using Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia which was published in the New England Journal of medicine.
Lori Cuffari, who attending one of Rami’s sessions remarked, “I loved the session and didn’t want it to end. As a patient with advanced thyroid cancer, I’m always looking for a way to control the madness. The drugs beat us up…badly. But practitioners like Rami can make a bad situation palatable and bearable.”
After the session, Rami summed up his excitement about teaching at the conference by saying, "Teaching two sessions at the ThyaCa conference reminded me how nice, curious and genuine cancer survivors and their families are when it comes to empowering themselves with mind-body approaches to complement their goal to improve their quality of life. Rick Abrams, friend and ThyCa member and I gave all attendees a coupon to take my online course for free, and I'm very happy that so many people are taking us up on this. I wish everyone great success"
An informal survey of participants overwhelmingly expressed their hope that Rami will come back next year when ThyCa 2014 will be in Denver.
For more information about Rami, visit: www.ramelrones.com