The naturopathic medicine department at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Eastern Regional Medical Center (Eastern) has experience treating patients with a wide range of cancers, using natural supplements and non-toxic therapies to help them manage certain side effects. An important part of the integrative care team at our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, hospital, our naturopathic medicine providers may recommend botanical supplements, homeopathic remedies or other natural options to help support the immune system and reduce treatment-related side effects. Whether these or any naturopathic options are appropriate for you will depend on your diagnosis, symptoms, treatment regimen and other factors.
The naturopathic medicine providers at Eastern may recommend a number of naturopathic medicine options, including herbal and dietary supplements and homeopathic remedies. With a wide variety of natural therapies available, our naturopathic clinicians work with each patient to select a side-effect management approach that is appropriate, based on the patient’s goals and needs. Naturopathic medicine providers at our Philadelphia cancer center also work with patients to review the supplements they may be taking, looking out for potential herb-drug-nutrient interactions that may be harmful to the treatment process or the patients’ overall health.
Our naturopathic medicine providers at Eastern help manage a number of cancer-related side effects, such as mucositis (mouth sores), constipation, diarrhea, insomnia and fatigue. They coordinate with other members of the patient’s care team to craft a personalized treatment plan designed to meet each patient’s individual needs and help maintain quality of life.