Natural Support for Cancer
Cancer Natural Therapy Options
Have you recently been diagnosed with Cancer? Are you overwhelmed with the future treatments? Are finding the internet with an overwhelming amount of information and unable to understand the best natural cancer treatments?
Many patients with cancer may consider complementary medicine, herbs or supplements when a diagnosis is given. We all want to expand our tools for the best possible outcome. You may be uncertain why a particular remedy is used and how much you should take and rightly so. Interactions between herbal medicines and nutritional supplements with chemotherapy and radiotherapy is possible.
You might also receive mixed messages from family, friends or medical professionals and it can be quite overwhelming. Most likely everyone will want to give you advice about diet, lifestyle and integrative medicine care, however only a qualified practitioner can professionally advice the safest and correct support.
Many people who undergo surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment for cancer also want information on natural therapies that can be used to support the conventional cancer therapies. Natural therapies used in conjunction with orthodox cancer therapy are referred to as Integrative Medicine.
Many patients using natural therapies are not under the guidance of a fully qualified naturopath and are using natural remedies on the recommendations of friends, relatives, books or the Internet. Understandably some confusion and uncertainty can arise with mixed messages from all areas. It’s very important to seek professional advice regarding pharmaceutical, herbal medicine and nutrient interactions.
The Cura clinic uses a supportive role to help you with the effective and correct use of natural therapies in treating the side effects of surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormonal treatments. We also use natural therapies, diet and lifestyle to reduce the risk of the cancer returning after remission.
Traditional orthodox medicine and naturopathic support work best in combination, with each expertly trained practitioner focusing on their area of expertise. Oncology medical treatment (surgery and chemotherapy) is effective at physically removing or attacking the cancer, whereas natural therapies strengthen and support the mind and the body, and help alleviate any side effects. Together they work well as an integrative approach or holistic approach.
It is important to tailor a treatment for you as an individual and support. To achieve the best possible outcome it is recommended to work with both an oncologist and a integrative medical practitioner. We can liaise with your doctor, specialists and hospital pharmacy team to ensure that the natural remedies are compatible and supportive to your medical treatments.
Natural Cancer Support Aims to:
- Speed up recovery following conventional cancer treatments
- Support and optimise the whole treatment and patient outcome
- Relieve and reduce symptoms related to cancer treatment or the cancer itself
- Support optimal functioning of the immune system to overcome the cancer and prevent complications
- Enhance your body’s natural pathways of of toxic elimination (liver, kidney, skin, bowel, etc)
- Provide the patient with dietary and lifestyle improvements which promote health and well-being
- Identify and correct nutritional deficiencies
- Work towards the risk of the cancer returning
Shannon has worked with patients struggling with almost all forms of cancer, including-
- Breast cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Bowel cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Liver cancer
- Skin cancer
- Leukemia (all forms)
- Lung cancer
- Brain tumours
- Cervical cancer
- Eye cancer
- and throat cancer