Our team of experts in natural medicine can help you safely integrate natural supports into your cancer care program.
Saskatoon Naturopathic Medicine offers comprehensive, naturopathic cancer care options to help support patients before, during and after their conventional cancer treatments.
The naturopathic doctors at Saskatoon Naturopathic Medicine use best available evidence to guide their supportive treatment recommendations. Our doctors keep current by mentoring with doctors across the globe who have expertise in integrative oncology.
Dr. Velichka ND and Dr. Bridgman ND frequently attend conferences and seminars on supportive therapies and treatments for patients with cancer. Our doctors also work with an extensive professional network of naturopathic physicians and medical doctors to ensure we continue to provide the most current services for our patients dealing with cancer. Referrals are promptly made where appropriate. Respecting individual needs and values are our priority.
Your oncologist is the expert in conventional cancer treatment. Our job, as naturopathic doctors, is to work with the plan set by your oncologist to safely and effectively integrate natural medicines and treatments that fit your personal goals and values.
The goals for using complementary Naturopathic Medicine during cancer treatments are as follows:
- To prepare patient physically and emotionally to cope with the challenge of conventional treatments
- To ensure the general health of all physiologic systems which prevent delays in treatment and thereby maximize the cytotoxic efficacy and post-treatment recovery
- To educate the patient about potential drug-nutrient/botanical interactions
- To limit and/or prevent side effects and long-term toxicities resulting from chemotherapy and radiation – thereby maintaining quality of life
- To recommend nutrients, botanicals and natural therapies that have independent anti-cancer effects without interfering with the efficacy of chemotherapy or radiation
- To offer patients the highest quality of life and the best possible outcome given their specific diagnosis
Dr. Velichka ND and Dr. Bridgman ND are experts in nutritional and dietary counselling, acupuncture, and supplementation. Please contact the clinic if you have questions about Cancer Care at Saskatoon Naturopathic Medicine.