Integrative Cancer Support
Naturopathic health and wellness can play an important role alongside allopathic, or conventional, treatment for cancer. While chemotherapy, radiation and surgery can be effective in the cancer treatment process, the patient may be left feeling nauseated, fatigued, emotionally labile and overall toxic. The use of natural supplements (vitamins, minerals, herbs, homeopathic remedies) and an individualized diet plan can be highly effective as an adjunct to the conventional treatment protocol. Each cancer wellness plan could include:
- Support to detoxify and protect the liver throughout the treatment process
- Support for the immune system
- Emotional support for both past events and issues that arise from the cancer diagnosis and process
- Natural supplements found to be effective in supporting both the allopathic treatment process of cancer as well as unfavorable side effects (ie. nausea, fatigue, joint pain, paresthesias)
- An anti-cancer diet individualized for your specific needs
The wellness plan that naturopathic doctor develops for each patient is a phased approach:
Phase 1: Optimize the organs of elimination, specifically the liver and kidneys. This phase focuses on eliminating the side effects of conventional treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation.
Phase 2: After conventional therapy is finished, this phase focuses on treating the local processes for the specific organs where tumors have been identified. For instance, if you were diagnosed with breast cancer, we will focus on breast health and female hormonal health.
Phase 3: This last phase of wellness program deals with WHY you got cancer. Addressing the cause is essential to prevent recurrence and promote lifelong wellness.
Naturopathic wellness services are not a substitute for diagnosis and treatment from your medical treatment provider.
It has been my pleasure and inspiration to have worked with Dr. Axtell as her patient. Even though our appointments have been via long-distance telephone, I’ve always felt that she was glad to hear my voice, truly concerned about me and my health history. Our conversations couldn’t have been more personal if we’d met face-to-face. Dr. Axtell asks all the right questions- very intuitive and understanding of my health issues. She never rushes me into an answer. In fact, she helps me vocalize my issues by asking just the right questions to identify the underlying cause and recommend natural remedies. And she has a great sense of humor. I’m reaching my goals, thanks to her help and excellent guidance.—SB, 66 year old Female