We are an integrative cancer care clinic, supporting patients with cancer with individualized, whole-person care. We use nutritional assessment and management, lifestyle counseling, diagnostic testing, botanical medicine, acupuncture, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. These therapies can be helpful at each stage of the disease – from cancer prevention, through all types of conventional treatment, into survivorship and palliative care. To learn more, contact us or book an appointment.

What is Integrative Cancer Care?

Integrative cancer care is the addition of complementary medicine alongside radiation, chemotherapy, and other traditional treatments. It involves an evidence-informed approach that utilizes therapies that may help:

  • Improve results from conventional treatments, maximize health after treatment and reduce risk of cancer recurrence

  • Improve quality of life

  • Support physical, mental and emotional well-being

  • Maintain a healthy weight, achieved through diet, supplementation and lifestyle interventions

  • Support healing and recovery from cancer and conventional treatment

  • Decrease side effects of cancer treatments, such as nausea, vomiting, pain, hot flashes, insomnia, anxiety, depression and reduced blood counts among many others

Our clinic offers a variety of integrative and complementary medicine practices in support of hospital-based care. All therapies that are provided are done so in a manner that is ethical, supportive, safe and in consultation with clinicians and pharmacists.

What Stage is Supportive Cancer Care Given?

There are supportive cancer options that can be included at various stages of cancer, including:

  • After a recent cancer diagnosis

  • While undergoing hospital-based treatments

  • Before & after hospital-based treatments

  • Cancer recurrence prevention

  • Cancer risk reduction (prevention)

What to Expect at Your First Visit?

As a patient, you can expect an initial consultation of around one hour, in which medical history, relevant test results, and current health status are all assessed, and a treatment plan is put in place. Your individual treatment plan will vary, but will consist of nutritional guidelines, herbal and vitamin supplementation, lifestyle changes and exercise, the use of injection therapies where suitable, and referrals to other therapists when necessary. Your return visits will be for 60-minutes and scheduled as needed. An example of a therapy that might be considered is mistletoe injections, a common supportive cancer therapy that has been used for over 100 years. You can read more about mistletoe therapy here.

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