Oncology - Cancer Care
Over the last two decades there has been a large advancements in naturopathic cancer care. These advancements are based on scientific research carried out in Canada, the U.S. and throughout the western world. There are now hundreds of studies which show that many natural treatments are not only safe but help improve survival times and overall quality of life. At our cancer clinic we will only use those products which are scientifically shown to be of benefit to our patients.
Unfortunately, conventional care often has not kept up on the most recent research in this area and often patients are 'warned' to stay away from naturopathic treatment as it uses antioxidants. While this may be true, lumping all anitioxidants together is to ignore research which shows that some are beneficial and others are not. For example, such products as mistletoe are often written off as 'antioxidants' in Canada and the U.S. However there is 50 years of research in Europe showing its benefit and it received by 80% of German and Swiss cancer patients.
At alpineHEALTH we only use those nutriceuticals which have been scientifically shown to benefit our cancer patients. In addition, all of our doctors are members of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians which allows us to keep up on the most recent research and discuss various treatment options with our colleagues. We believe that it is of paramount importance to be aware of the latest research and how it affects your treatment and impacts your life.
In addition, we recommend Dr. Neil McKinney's book, Naturopathic Oncology, (Available 'here' from Amazon.ca). This book gives you, the patient, an opportunity to better understand your cancer and our naturopathic approach to cancer care and support. In a very real sense, it puts you back in control of your life.
Our focus is you and having you take back control of your care. We will discuss the latest research, honestly evaluate treatments that you have come across, and create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique diagnosis. Whether you are looking for recommendations of natural approaches to safely strengthen your immune system, boost your energy and reduce side effects during your cancer treatment or more aggressive therapies to help fight cancer, we can help find the balance that works for you.
Remember, it is your journey in life and you are in charge.
Call our Edmonton Center to book an appointment today: 780.628.2991
For those interested here are a few of the studies done showing the efficacy and safety of a naturopathic approach to cancer care:
Naturopathic Cancer Care can often: