Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event. But it doesn't have to be so overwhelming or confusing, if you have someone on your team to help support you during your time of need.
Many people find their attention turns to natural options when faced with a cancer diagnosis. And natural medicine has a lot to offer at a time when you need the balance of gentle yet effective strategies that can complement the advice given to you by your conventional treatment provider.
Common Side Effects of Conventional Anti-Cancer Treatment Include:
- Fatigue (experienced by 50 - 80% of sufferers)
- Anxiety and depression (80%)
- Sleep issues (up to 75%)
- Pain, including nerve pain (30 - 40%)
- Loss of appetite and weight loss (50 - 80%)
- Nausea and vomiting (around 60%)
- Inflammation of the digestive tract and inside of the mouth (40-60%)
What Does Naturopathic Support For Cancer Involve?
Naturopathy is always about treating the person, not the disease - which means that you, as a unique individual, are right at the centre of anything we do. The focus is always on improving quality of life - whether that means working to minimise side effects of conventional treatment, enhancing well-being with the right nutrition, or taking a preventative approach to reduce the possibility of recurrence.
Any recommendations are completely personalised to you - your diagnosis, any conventional treatment you choose to have, and your goals. Together, we focus on supporting areas such as:
- Gut health and repair
- Stress management
- Restful sleep
- Pain management
- Optimal nutrient intake
- Soothing irritated tissues and promoting healing
- Evidence-based therapeutic dietary adjustments
- Immune system health & resilience
- Lifestyle strategies
Safe and Effective
When living with cancer, it goes without saying that you want to make sure you are getting the right advice. I make it my absolute first priority to ensure that every herbal medicine, nutritional supplement, dietary adjustment or lifestyle change we use is safe, gentle and evidence-based. This is particularly important if you are planning to use natural medicine alongside conventional treatment, where you don't want your natural support to interfere.