Naturopathic Cancer Care

Naturopathic medicine is an art, science and philosophy that utilizes the least invasive, most physiologically supportive methods possible to diagnose, treat and prevent illness. The goal of implementing natural therapies in the treatment of cancer is to act as an adjunct to conventional treatment. The aim of these therapies is to strengthen the immune system, support the body’s natural healing ability, and help sustain wellness in order to improve survival outcomes and quality of life.

There is increasing research examining the effectiveness of natural supplements and therapies that demonstrate a cytotoxic or anti-tumor effect and help prevent metastasis. One of the main reasons cancers occur is because our immune system responds inappropriately, therefore supporting immune function via supplements, hydrotherapy, herbs and diet can improve therapeutic outcomes. Furthermore, natural therapies can reduce the toxicity and damage caused by chemotherapy and radiation by supporting healthy processes, and by cleansing the body of toxic chemicals through detoxification programs.

The focus of naturopathic medicine is on the improving the physical as well as the spiritual well-being of a person by creating a healthy environment both inside and outside the body to allow the body’s inherent healing ability to maintain and restore health. A naturopathic doctor can help you decide on the best treatment options for you while avoiding possible interactions between naturopathic and conventional treatments.