Cancer Alternative Treatments Explained
While the Sarcoma Oncology Center uses traditional multi-modal techniques including chemotherapy as treatment, we support patients exploring alternative treatments to supplement their primary care. Attending to a patient’s well-being means respect for both physical and emotional health, and many alternative treatments provide the type of beneficial results that can contribute to recovery by helping to ease side effects, manage symptoms, and reduce anxiety.
Our physicians are intimately involved in each patient’s care offering personal and individualized attention throughout treatment. We support patients seeking alternative treatment and believe that supplementing traditional medicine with alternative practices can be very therapeutic. Dr. Chawla, Dr. Sankhala, and the staff at the Sarcoma Oncology Center believe the body can respond in miraculous ways (along with medicine) and respect the restorative effect of mind/body healing from alternative medicine.
Alternative Cancer Treatments
Integrating alternative treatment as part of a patient’s comprehensive care is encouraged because it often helps patients to remain strong, boost the immune system, combat side effects, and manage emotional and physical stress. Maintaining a healthy attitude and strong body helps patients to follow their treatment schedules without interruptions or delays.
Some of the well-known practices popular with patients include:
- Acupuncture – promotes healing and balance for the body by stimulating the immune system and relieving pain
- Chinese Medicine – combines various forms of herbal medicine with dietary therapy to help restore balance and harmony of the body
- Ayurvedic Medicine – applies plant-based medicines and treatments for a healthy metabolic system along with yoga and meditation
- Massage – promotes relaxation and well-being while enhancing function and healing process
- Chiropractic Care – eases pain and discomfort by reducing stress on musculoskeletal system
Partnering with our patients is a core mission of the Sarcoma Oncology Center and this philosophy applies to alternative therapies. We like to assist our patients in deciding which alternative treatments might be best suited for them and we welcome a discussion of the topic as part of an integrated treatment program.
Contact the Sarcoma Oncology Specialists Today
We respect the physical and emotional well-being of each individual and promise to support our patients throughout the course of treatment. Sarcoma Oncology Center’s multi-modal approach offers comprehensive treatment from medical specialists for the best possible care. Please contact our center at 310-552-9999 to schedule a consultation with one of our oncologists to discuss your case and learn more about integrative care.
Learn more about the Sarcoma Oncology Center’s medical team in the section “Meet Our Doctors.”
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