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Evidence-based cancer care

 

Cancer is life-changing, no matter how you look at it. At times, treatments create hardships for patients that make it difficult to get through day-to-day life.

However, hopeful advances in cancer treatment are occurring rapidly. It is now increasingly accepted that the most effective approach to cancer requires more than conventional surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.

Incorporation of additional modalities can enhance the disease’s response to these treatments, prevent or reduce severity of side effects, speed the healing process and may decrease the chance of recurrence.

 

A cancer fighter with a bright smile and a strong spirit.

A helping hand in healing

Integrative care is based upon this recognition and adds patient empowerment, as well as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to the traditional therapies. An ongoing collaboration is established between the conventional oncologist and CAM practitioners as part of a new standard of care. With this approach, improvement in the patient’s attitude, nutrition and sense of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being become essential components.

Principles of Naturopathic Integrative Oncology are ideally suited to helping patients find vitality under the most trying circumstances.

They include:

  • Nutritional support through diet and supplements
  • Botanical medicines (medical herbs)
  • Homeopathy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Psychoneuroimmunology

Examples of specific conditions that may be helped by naturopathic and other integrative regimens include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss and weight gain
  • Constipation and diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • “Brain fog”
  • Neuropathy (nerve pain)
  • Mucositis and dry mouth

An integrative, patient-centered care model makes effective and restorative options available to our cancer patients.

Biologic Healthcare works with patients and their oncology team to provide up-to-date, science-based naturopathic remedies to help ease symptoms resulting from chemotherapy and radiation, and promote healing.