Naturopathic oncology is the application of the art and science of naturopathic medicine to the field of cancer care and treatment. Naturopathic oncologists work both in hospital oncology settings and in private practices, bringing their wisdom, perspective and experience to aid oncology treatment teams that seek the best positive outcomes for their patients.
Naturopathic doctors (ND) support people with cancer to use natural therapies safely and seek to maximally support overall health, fight disease processes, and prevent or reduce side effects of standard cancer treatment regimens for patients who utilize them. ND’s promote and teach health related behaviors and may recommend specific supplements or nutritional programs in an individualized treatment approach.
Naturopathic doctors who specialize in naturopathic oncology understand both the standard treatments employed by medical oncologists and how best to work in a collaborative model of cancer co-treatment. They often help patients maintain their oncology treatment regimens and provide vital support for reducing side effects of those treatments. Naturopathic doctors are well aware of the multitude of ‘alternative therapies’ promoted to cure cancer and work to educate patients on evidence based treatment modalities.”
Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Inc. (OncANP)
“Naturopathic Doctors (ND’s) are trained at accredited naturopathic medical schools in modern scientific nature cure. Please refer to the AANP (American Association of Naturopathic Physicians) at https://www.naturopathic.org/ for more information on the education and training of naturopathic doctors. Many people with cancer choose complementary and alternative medicine in their fight against cancer and in seeking to improve quality of life while undergoing treatment for cancer. They utilize therapies including meditation, prayer, acupuncture, herbal, botanical, nutritional diets, homeopathic, and other holistic practices seeking benefit. Naturopathic doctors specializing in oncology serve as capable guides for patients interested in exploring alternative medicine.
Find ND’s in Colorado who belong to OncANP:
Namaste Health Center
1800 E 3rd Ave #112, Durango, CO 81301
“Providing patients and their families with a fully integrated medical approach for achieving true health through specialized preventative care options, and innovative oncology treatment strategies.” Kirsten West, N.D. practices integrative/naturopathic oncology on site and by phone.