Naturopathic oncology care aims to increase the efficacy of medical treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, while reducing their harm. Naturopathic doctors (ND’s) use clinically proven and researched alternative therapies which aim to not only extend life, but improve quality of life.
Several leading hospitals such as Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York, Cancer Treatment Centers of America throughout the U.S., and MD Anderson in Houston already employ integrative and alternative medical techniques with improved outcomes for patients.
Naturopathic oncology treatment aims to: improve nutrition status, remove xenobiotics (cancer promoters), support DNA repair, inhibition invasion and metastasis, support apoptosis (‘bad’ cell death), reduce inflammation, enhance immune function, and prevent re-occurrence of disease by supporting healthy cells.
Naturopathic doctors attend four years of naturopathic medical school after completing a four year undergraduate degree in order to become proficient at integrative medical therapies. ND’s treating cancer have additional training in safe and effective alternative treatments to reduce the side effects of conventional treatments, improve quality of life, and enhance overall health.
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