Naturopathic medicine focuses on harnessing the body's natural healing powers. At CTCA, our naturopathic clinicians, or naturopaths, use botanical medicines, vitamin and mineral supplements, acupressure, and other therapies to treat your cancer. Incorporating these therapies can lessen the discomfort of some potential side effects.
CTCA is the only cancer treatment center of its kind to combine naturopathic therapies with conventional treatments.
At CTCA, we recognize the importance of establishing a good, healthy diet as you journey through your cancer treatment and beyond. Working with a CTCA nutritionist can help you minimize some potential side effects of conventional treatments like loss of appetite, help you prevent secondary infections and protein calorie malnutrition, strengthen you for chemotherapy and radiation, and help you recover your overall health more quickly.
At CTCA, mind-body therapists can work to help you regain a positive sense of yourself, address relationship issues you may have, and help you reclaim your emotional well-being. Our mind-body medicine program is designed to help you use the strength your mind possesses to take you forward in your journey toward health. We offer individual, group and family counseling; support groups; guided imagery and relaxation training; and education on stress management techniques.
Research shows that spirituality and religion can play a vital role in helping people cope with cancer, both mentally and physically.
From the day CTCA was founded, the belief that faith can help people through difficult times has been an integral part of our philosophy. No matter what your religion or beliefs, we can help you explore ways that spirituality can play a part in your healing.
Physical and Occupational Therapy
Research shows that people who have cancer and engage in moderate cardio-vascular exercise during treatment often have fewer side effects and better outcomes than similar people who do not exercise.
At CTCA, you'll have the opportunity to consult with an exercise specialist or physical therapist even before your treatments begin, so you can discuss your goals and learn about the services that will be available to you during treatment.
At CTCA, your doctors and clinicians will help you choose from a wide range of conventional pain-reduction treatments including surgery, medication, and nerve numbing techniques, along with complementary options such as acupuncture, acupressure, visualization and meditation.