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Integrative Therapies to heal Cancer Care

Top Integrative Treatments For Cancer-Care

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Acupuncture Treatments For Cancer Care

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  • In-office & online

  • Acupuncture is a form of ancient Chinese medicine where fine, sterile needles are applied to specific areas of the body or acupoints. After acupuncture needles are inserted, they are usually left in place for a couple of minutes. Neuroscience research suggests that acupuncture works by altering the nervous system through stimulation of specific points across the body. The use of very thin needles to those things, or needling, releases neurotransmitters, like endorphins and dopamine, which relieve pain and stimulate feelings of wellbeing.

    The most common kind of acupuncture involves the placement of strong, sterile, thin, stainless steel needles into various points on the body. Different techniques may be used to stimulate the needles. Rece...more

Ayurveda Treatments For Cancer Care

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  • In-office & online

  • Chemotherapy drugs and radiotherapy are highly toxic, and both harm adjacent healthy cells. Side effects can be acute (occurring within a few weeks after treatment), intermediate or late (occurring months or years following the treatment ). Some critical side effects of chemotherapy include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mucositis, alopecia, constipation. Modern technology for cancer treatment offers innovative treatments to cancer patients but may have many side effects in nausea, digestion, fatigue, or weight loss.

    Ayurveda is an ancient system of traditional medicine practiced in India since 5000 BC. When the significant side effects of chemo-radiotherapy are looked through an ayurvedic perspective, it seems they are the manifestations...more

Diet Therapy Treatments For Cancer Care

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  • There's more to nutrition during cancer and cancer therapy than counting calories, protein, and carbs. The foods you choose can help you cope with many side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, chewing and swallowing difficulties, and taste changes. As each person's medical background and diagnosis is different, so is the response to treatment. Side effects can be severe, mild, or absent. Make sure to discuss with your healthcare team any/all potential side effects of treatment before the treatment starts. Side effects include nausea, diarrhea, constipation, chewing or swallowing, taste alterations, and bloating.

    People with cancer want to keep a healthy body weight and consume nutritious foods. Sometimes the ...more

Functional Medicine Treatments For Cancer Care

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  • The Functional Medicine approach is extremely patient-focused, resulting in an individualized treatment program for improved health outcomes. Treating cancer is an example where functional and conventional medicine differs. Typically, traditional medicine appears immediately at treating cancer but fails to address the reason behind cancer. Doctors are overly focused on diagnosing the disorder based on body symptoms and location rather than the cause or mechanism involved.

    Additionally, it does not help that no two cancer cases are the same. Two Patients who have the exact same cancer and go through precisely the same treatment may respond differently.  FM practitioners work with patients to address the underlying root causes, iden...more

Naturopathic Medicine Treatments For Cancer Care

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  • In-office & online

  • Naturopathic Doctors offer a complementary approach to cancer care, with significant evidence supporting therapies that reduce the side effects of chemotherapy, increase the impact of chemotherapy, and enhance quality and length of life. This form of medicine is about supporting immune function, getting barriers from the way, offering the body what it needs to return to homeostasis, have regular cell communication, have a disease-free equilibrium. Naturopathic support may be helpful for many side effects, including digestive issues, swallowing, sleep disturbances, and fatigue.

    The body is continually trying to correct itself, and naturopathic medicine works within this principle. Nutrition, acupuncture, botanical herbs - they could jointly...more

Yoga Treatments For Cancer Care

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  • In-office & online

  • Yoga is an ancient exercise form for mind and body. It aims to enhance strength, flexibility and breathing through a series of positions and movements. It's an entire body philosophy that began over 5,000 years back in India. Yoga helps to create a perfect harmony between the mind, body, and soul that will help you feel calmer. It's promoted as a method of staying healthy and preventing illness. There are many asanas which you can do standing, kneeling, sitting, or lying down. Some forms of Yoga are very strenuous, while some are gentler and concentrate more on meditation and breathwork.

    Yoga teachers claim that the postures unwind your mind and body, make your joints and muscles more flexible, and stimulate your nervous system. As wit...more