Cancer is a formidable disease that impacts millions of Americans every year. Characterized by uncontrolled cell growth, cancer can develop rapidly and ravage the entire body. Unfortunately, conventional cancer treatments are often highly taxing on the patient, causing significant physical pain and discomfort. However, patients are also often told that these debilitating medications are their only chance for recovery.
With cancer co-management therapies, the integrative physicians at The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine can improve the prognosis of cancer patients. Our natural therapies can complement surgeries or drug treatments for cancer to improve your body’s ability to fight uncontrolled cell division.
Integrative and Natural Cancer Treatments
Cancer co-management involves the implementation of integrative and natural therapies to help patients fight off cancer without diminishing their quality of life. The key treatments that we incorporate into cancer co-management plans include:
- Intravenous therapy
Intravenous, or IV, therapy delivers a potent dose of nutrients directly to the bloodstream, allowing the body to absorb it quickly and effectively. Studies completed at the National Institutes of Health have found that vitamin C is a powerful chemotherapeutic agent that can eradicate cancer cells when blood concentrations of vitamin C are at target levels, and this is only possible with IV administration.
However, vitamin C isn’t the only nutrient that can benefit cancer treatment when it’s administered intravenously. We also offer multivitamin and mineral infusions, the cachexia formula, glutathione, and alpha-lipoic acid, all of which offer distinct benefits in cancer co-management.
- Dietary plans and nutritional supplements
Cancer can cause malnutrition, which weakens the body’s natural ability to fight the disease. A dietary plan that prioritizes nutrient-rich fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins while cutting out sugar, processed foods, and unhealthy fats can prove to be a valuable asset in cancer co-management.
At The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine, we also create personalized nutritional supplement programs for cancer patients so that they can reap the benefits of vitamin D, curcumin, melatonin, modified citrus pectin, indole 3 carbinol, and other supplements that have been shown to support cancer treatment.
To learn more about our integrative approach to cancer co-management, schedule an appointment today!