Last week Dr. Ruch swung the door open to our latest treatment area: cancer care. Today she’s walking us through the next couple phases of her approach and what you can expect here.
Establishing Goals and Treatment Options
At Minneapolis Integrative Medicine Center, our primary goal is to enhance the quality of life for our patients throughout their cancer journey. We are dedicated to managing treatment side effects, expediting recovery, and preventing recurrence, all while providing education and support to empower our patients.
Our treatment plans are rooted in evidence-based practices and incorporate various aspects of lifestyle modifications. We understand the impact of diet on overall health and cancer outcomes, and therefore, we offer personalized diet recommendations. For example, we may suggest reducing dairy product consumption to minimize exposure to environmental estrogens, which can support hormonal balance and reduce the risk of cancer progression.
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In addition to dietary guidance, we utilize IV therapy when appropriate. IV therapy can effectively alleviate chemotherapy-related fatigue, replenish antioxidant stores, and enhance tumor sensitivity to chemotherapy. By tailoring treatment options to each patient’s unique needs, we aim to optimize the efficacy of their cancer treatment while minimizing the burden of side effects. To ensure the success of certain treatments–adherence to specific schedules may be necessary. For instance, we may recommend discontinuing antioxidant supplements one week prior to radiation therapy to maximize their effectiveness. These carefully planned interventions are designed to work synergistically with conventional treatments, promoting positive outcomes and enhancing the overall therapeutic response.
Throughout the treatment process, we provide continuous education and support to our patients. We believe that empowering individuals with knowledge about their condition and treatment options enable them to make informed decisions and actively participate in their own healing journey. Our team is committed to being a reliable resource, answering questions, addressing concerns, and offering guidance at every step of the way. By integrating these elements into our practice, we strive to optimize treatment outcomes, improve quality of life, and foster a sense of empowerment in our patients as they navigate the challenges of cancer care.
Achieving Positive Outcomes
At Minneapolis Integrative Medicine Center, we proudly offer naturopathic support as part of our comprehensive range of supportive therapies. Our approach focuses on harnessing natural, non-toxic techniques to bolster the body’s self-healing process. We deeply understand the risks and benefits associated with conventional treatments like chemotherapy and radiation. We acknowledge the uniqueness of each patient and their treatment journey. What truly sets us apart is our unwavering dedication to actively listen to your concerns and symptoms, ensuring that your voice is heard and your needs are met. By fostering a team-based approach to cancer care, we cultivate interprofessional trust and collaboration, promoting effective and clear communication among all members of your healthcare team. At Minneapolis Integrative Medicine Center, we are here to support you every step of the way on your path to healing and well-being.