The Need for Naturopathic Oncology

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Surveys estimate that over 80% of people with cancer are choosing to use natural and supportive therapies alongside their conventional treatments. (1,2)

Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) practicing integrative cancer care use natural and supportive therapies to reduce side effects, to help optimize conventional care and prevent recurrence.

Therapeutic care is non-invasive and includes acupuncture, botanical medicine, physical medicine, clinical nutrition, and lifestyle counseling.

Combining naturopathic and conventional medicine, supports the pursuit of best possible outcomes for patients.

NDs are important advisors in this collaborative approach, offering safe, evidence-informed guidance for patients and their conventional providers about options for natural and supportive care.

  • 1) Richardson MA, Sanders T, Palmer JL, et al. Complementary/Alternative Medicine Use in a Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Implications for Oncology. J Clin Oncol 2000 Jul;18(13):2505-1
  • 2) Patricia L. Judson, MD, Reem Abdallah, MD, et al. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in Individuals Presenting for Care at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Integrative Cancer Therapies 2017, Vol. 16(1) 96–103