How can naturopathic medicine help with breast cancer treatment?

Throughout your breast cancer treatment, you will experience a range of symptoms that impact your quality of life. Naturopathic medicine can help strengthen your immune system, boost your energy level and reduce treatment-related side effects so you feel better as you heal.

Naturopathic medicine focuses on the use of non-invasive, non-toxic therapies (e.g., vitamins, minerals, herbal medicines) to strengthen the body’s ability to heal itself. The goal is to use the healing power of nature to maintain and restore health.

As you undergo breast cancer treatments, your breast cancer naturopathic medicine team may recommend the following therapies:
  • Nutritional supplements and botanical medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Homeopathic medicine
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Physical medicine
Throughout your treatment, your naturopathic clinician should collaborate with your oncologists and other care team members to monitor your supplement and vitamin intake to ensure safety from potential drug-herb and drug-nutrient interactions.

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