Alternative Cancer Treatment
A cancer diagnosis can be frightening and overwhelming news. Many people, after learning about their disease, seek out all available treatment options. While chemotherapy might be the primary method for addressing cancer, there are many types of cancer therapies as well.
At the Longevity Health Institute, Dr. Lewerenz and his team will come alongside you to create a customized treatment plan. We will take your type of cancer into consideration along with your genetics, health history, and quality of life goals. Alternative cancer treatment can work in conjunction with traditional cancer treatment to provide you with the best possible results.
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Understanding Alternative Cancer Treatment
Chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation are not the only treatments for cancer. These mainstream approaches to fighting cancer cells can be effective in tackling the disease, but it’s important to pair them with a holistic approach.
Not only will alternative cancer treatments help reduce the impact chemotherapy and radiation have on the body, but they might also boost the body’s natural ability to fight the disease. Our goals are simple:
- Reduce symptoms like nausea, brain fog, and weakness
- Accelerate recovery after intense chemo and radiation sessions
- Support the body’s immune system
- Improve overall quality of life
Is Alternative Cancer Treatment Right for You?
You may wish to opt for alternative cancer treatment alongside mainstream treatment for any number of reasons:
- You want to actively play a role in improving your health and wellness.
- You hope to relieve any negative side effects of traditional cancer treatment without having to rely on medicine.
- You are seeking a treatment approach that is less unpleasant and comes with fewer side effects.
- You know of other people who have benefited from alternative medicine and want to see if its right for you.
The effectiveness of complementary treatments will vary from patient to patient. Working with experts in alternative medical care will help determine what efforts best suit your health and wellness needs.
Fighting Cancer as Aggressively as Possible
It is key to address two factors when fighting cancer with alternative treatment: detoxification and hormonal balancing.
Nearly all cancer patients are afflicted with poor detoxification pathways. This means their body is unable to properly dispose of the toxins that are in their system. Careful detoxification, ideally, occurs in a controlled environment. To promote detoxification, the team at the Longevity Health Institute will recommend proper nutrition. Eating well and absorbing the right vitamins will strengthen the immune system and allow it to function properly and help your body fight cancer. Nutritional therapy, including personalized IV nutrition, keeps patients’ vitamins at optimum levels to help restore detoxification pathways. Minimizing or eliminating sugar means cancer cells are not reduced and not fed.
Hormonal balancing is important because hormones control our body processes. We’re not talking estrogen and testosterone only, but cortisol and DHEA with the adrenals. Herbal therapy can be used as supplemental support, to control inflammation and imbue a patient with anti-cancer effects.
Using More Than One Method to Beat Cancer
Cancer is a disease that affects the entire body. To overcome this disease, you need every organ and system to be at full strength. That’s why a holistic approach to health supported by the principles of functional medicine is so important.
The multifaceted approach to alternative cancer treatment is appropriate for any cancer sufferer of any age. This therapy looks at a person’s entire health and well-being, treating not just the side effects of the cancer therapy itself but the symptoms of the cancer. Above all, alternative cancer treatment helps patients feel better physically and emotionally about their diagnosis, pain, and future struggles.
Mainstream medicine is not your only option when it comes to treating cancer and its side effects. Utilizing complementary methods with traditional chemo or otherwise can greatly improve quality of life. Contact us at the Longevity Health Institute in Rochester Hills, MI, to schedule your alternative cancer treatment appointment with our team and learn how we can help lessen the pain of a cancer diagnosis.