At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern), our cancer experts deliver a range of evidence-informed supportive therapies designed to treat the whole person, not just the cancer. This integrative approach uses conventional treatments like chemotherapy and immunotherapy to attack the disease, while offering supportive therapies like nutrition, naturopathic medicine, oncology rehabilitation, mind-body medicine and chiropractic care to target cancer-related side effects. At CTCA® at Midwestern, located near Chicago in Zion, Illinois, naturopathic medicine is an important part of the integrative care model. Naturopathic medicine focuses on the use of natural, non-toxic remedies to help patients manage side effects like peripheral neuropathy, insomnia, pain and fatigue. Our naturopathic medicine providers may choose from a number of options to help you manage cancer-related symptoms, including homeopathic remedies, supplements and tuning-fork therapy.
Naturopathic medicine providers at Midwestern work with other members of the integrative care team to personalize each patient’s treatment plan to meet his or her needs and goals. Before making naturopathic medicine recommendations, these providers review the patient’s medical history and discuss symptoms or side effects the patient may be experiencing. After gathering all the necessary information, your naturopathic provider will help you decide which naturopathic medicine therapies may help you manage certain symptoms or challenges.
The naturopathic medicine team at our Illinois cancer center is staffed with professionals with training in naturopathic medicine, as well as basic biomedical and clinical sciences. They also have years of experience and training in working specifically with cancer patients.