Adjunctive Cancer Treatment
Complementary therapies to aid in decreasing side-effects, improve pain tolerance and enhance the efficacy of treatment goals
Conventional cancer treatment often includes surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.
Using medical treatments in conjunction with complementary therapies to aid in decreasing side-effects, to improve pain tolerance and enhance the efficacy of treatment goals, patients become the focus of treatment, rather than the disease. As an evolving evidence-based speciality, naturopathic oncology treatment promises to be a rewarding consideration for every family having to deal with cancer.
Conventional cancer treatment often includes surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. By contrast, complementary cancer therapy includes nutritional supplements, enzymes, dietary changes, detoxification, lifestyle changes, stress control, prevention and biofeedback.
When deciding which treatments are best for you, it’s important to compare the treatment plans of various practitioners. Conventional practitioners view the tumours as the cancer while naturopathic doctors view the tumours as a symptom of the cancer.
Conventional medicine is based on removing or reducing the tumour at a cost to normal cells. This weakens the body in the process.
Complementary practitioners focus on the cause of the tumour and measure the success of treatment through supportive therapies that help the body eliminate the tumour.
First and foremost, the body defends against cancer through the immune system.
Despite notable improvements in chemotherapy and radiation technologies, these approaches continue to negatively impact the immune system, increasing the chance of cancer if the body is not supported after treatment.
Additionally, the immune system requires rebuilding and strengthening after these treatments. Complementary therapies work to detoxify the body and strengthen the immune system in order to overcome cancer.