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Cancer Natural Therapies - Naturopathic Medicine
Natural therapies designed to complement cancer treatment-from supportive use of herbal extracts and teas, to dietary supplements, exercise, physical therapy, acupunture, and other noninvasive interventions. Importantly, addressing one's symptoms through naturopathic care may, in turn, alleviate side effects such as pain, nausea, insomnia, and depression that often occur as clusters.
Cancer diagnoses can be emotionally as well as physically taxing. Depression and anxiety may become evident during the course of theraphy. Many patients experience severe mood swings that can impact a sense of self and relationships with family.
Mind-body medicine draws from a wide field of research and clinical practice to address how psychological and emotional well-being are integrated into treatment and recovery. Trained mental health professionals employ a multitude of approaches, such as counseling and relazationtechniques, to give patients and families the help they need.
For many patients, especially those with an advanced-stage diagnosis, treatment may increase the need for support of all kinds. Integrative care addresses the whole person, and spiritual support can provide added solace and comfort for those who seek and value it. Having a Care Companion within reach can make all the difference for patients during this tumultuous time. Connecting with a faith-based support network may also provide patients with strength that may be difficult to find alone.
For individuals coping with a cancer diagnosis, care comes in many varieties. Medical treatment is always the first priority. Halting the growth and spread of tumor gerally requires some combination of chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and targeted drugs aimed at specific molecular pathways. But with patient-centered care, the goal is to treat the whole person, not just the disease. Achieving this goal means broadening the scope of therapeutic options.
Integrative oncology encompasses therapies designed to benefit patients during and following cancer treament. With practices rooted in traditional medicine and current clinical research, integrative oncology is structured to give patients options that complement their treatment and recovery regimens, helping them maintain their quality of life while undergoing treament.