Naturopathic Medicine can treat and/or assist in the treatment of cancer in several ways:
- Optimizing nutrition – Specific diets can be prescribed for before, during, and after surgery, chemotherapy and radiation
- Decreasing and eliminating side effects of conventional treatments such as chemotherapy
- Supporting the immune system
- Improve overall health to prevent cancer re-occurrence
NDs obtain these results by providing specific diets for cancer type, stage of cancer, and type of treatment. Neutraceuticals, botanical medicine, acupuncture, injection therapy of Iscador, intravenous therapy are also used to attain these results.
The importance of working with your team of health care providers is paramount. Referrals and communication with other health care professionals is a focus to provide optimal health care.