Survive and Thrive Cancer Care: Consultations, Education & Adjunctive Support
What is naturopathic oncology?
Naturopathic oncology is an emerging field of natural medicine with the focus of supporting cancer patients naturally and adjunctively through arguably the most medically invasive and pharmaceutically intensive experiences of their lives.
The Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP) defines naturopathic oncology as the application of the art and science of naturopathic medicine to the field of cancer care and treatment. Naturopathic doctors bring their perspective and experience to aid oncology treatment teams that seek the best positive outcomes for their patients.
How Can Naturopathic Medicine Benefit Me as a Cancer Patient?
Naturopathic oncology offers an evidence-based, gentle, supportive, and natural approach to the care of cancer patients which has been found to improve prognosis, prevent recurrence and provide symptomatic relief.
A key foundational component of naturopathic medicine emphasizes prevention. Whether trying to prevent an initial diagnosis of cancer or preventing the recurrence of cancer, there are many proactive steps that can be taken through diet and lifestyle. Factors in our lives such as what we eat, what stresses and toxins we are exposed to, and how much unhealthy weight we carry can all influence our predisposition to develop chronic diseases, including cancer. It is critical to proactively nurture your body, mind and spirit to achieve optimal wellness and vitality.