Alternative Therapies can be combined with Conventional Therapies both for Treatment and to help with Side-Effects. In addition, there are some Conventional Therapies that are being used with few side effects.
We have started a page listing oncologists that are open to alternative/integrated approaches.
Therapies such as Reiki, Qigong, Meditation and Herbal Medicine have proved results on increasing blood count, boosting immune system and releasing stress. So they can work well in conjunction with conventional medicine. Many of these approaches can be used as complementary therapies - that means they can work alongside conventional medicine. As a result, many of the major medical facilities are starting to combine these techniques and others to their traditional programs.
We also believe IPT therapy to be an integrated approach. More and more practitioners are starting to use this approach.
If you would like to find a physician that uses a combination of alternative and conventional therapy to treat you cancer, we are developing a list of some of these hospitals, clinics, and practitioners. These include:
In California there are a number of integrative practitioners. These include:
Dr. Norman Narchi - Integrated Medical Clinic in Westlake Village, CA - offers comprehensive integrated treatment programs for reversing illness, and blends compatible and interactive modalities to address the root cause underlying all the symptoms. (818) 879-0555
Dr. Steven Tenenbaum - Integrative and Longevity Medicine in Westlake Village, CA - By using vitamins, herbs, dietary changes, mind-body therapies, homeopathy, acupuncture, as well as medicine and surgery, he is able to custom-tailor a unique treatment plan for each individual patient. (805) 405-3900
The Buchholz Medical Group in Mt View treats cancer, primarily with chemo emphasizing the prevention of side effects, and control of symptoms form the illness and from treatment. Traditional Chinese medicine is available, including acupuncture and herbal medicine. They will combine alternative and conventional. Phone: (415) 988-8011.
Rose Hill Medical Center in Stockbridge, GA offers a comprehensive medical program based on natural principles of healing. They offer early cancer detection, women's health programs, cardiovascular rehabilitation, complementary and alternative cancer treatments, and more. They offer a modified Gerson approach. Phone: (770) 507- 2930 website: www.rosehillmedicalcenter.com.
Keith Block, M.D. at the Block Medical Center in Evanston, IL uses a complete detoxification program along with both conventional and complementary techniques.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Goshen, Illinois. http://www.cancercenter.com/aboutUs/ourHospitals.cfm - Goshen Health System and Cancer Treatment Centers of America have joined forces to create an integrated, patient-centered program. In addition to conventional treatments, they offer mind-body, naturopathic, and nutrition programs. 1-800-264-1255
North Central Mississippi Regional Cancer Center in Greenwood, MS incorporates bromocryptine, coQ10, and other immunesystem boosting agents with traditional cancer therapy. They can be reached by phone at 601-459-7133.
Dr. Brodie in Reno includes nutritional and herbal supplements along with strong physical and psychological support and conventional treatments where necessary.
James W. Forsythe, M.D., H.M.D. manages two clinics: Cancer Screening and Treatment Center of Nevada for conventional cancer treatment and Century Wellness Center for alternative medicine. Dr. Forsythe's expertise is in conventional therapy and he may propose that as your first option.
SW Regional Medical Center - a Cancer Treatment Center of America in Tulsa, OK.
Energy Health Centre Ft. Worth, Texas offers integrative treatments that combine conventional and complementary medicine in the healing of cancer. They have a website at http://www.energyhealth.com/ and can be reached by phone at 817-927-5111.
CTCA - Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Seattle, WA is an integrated medical oncology with naturopathic medicine, nutrition and oriental medicine. Their goal is to treat the whole person—not just the cancer—through a combination of science-based medical, nutritional, physical and psychological therapies.
(206) 292-2277 / (888) 321-9272
Dan Labriola, N.D., in Seattle works with patients who need or want to stay with conventional treatments and uses naturopathic approaches to provide nutritional supplementation to help reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and other harsh treatments.
Outside the U.S.:
Humlegaarden is an international cancer clinic situated north of Copenhagen in Denmark, using innovative and holistic methods in the treatment of cancer. In some cases, chemotherapy may be used.
Klinik St. George in Germany uses hyperthermia with a variety of conventional and alternative approaches.
Northern Health Inc. in Ontario, Canada - Rudolf E. Falk, M.D., may use low-dose chemotherapy, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and high doses of vitamin C, all of which are combined with hyaluronic acid, which is a targeting carrier molecule. The use of hyaluronic acid allows for better penetration of the drug to the tumor, and also better targeting, so the severe side effects of drugs are not felt. They may also use hyperthermia. Phone: (705)466-2015.
Oasis of Hope in Mexico uses mostly alternative therapies, but in some cases, such as with liver cancer, they may combine conventional therapies. With liver cancer, they combine 5FU (chemotherapy) with laetrile and inject it directly into the liver. They are having some good success with this. In addition, they have a 4 Day Program for people doing chemotherapy who want to complement it with alternative approaches
If you are using chemo or radiation to treat your cancer, we have a web page devoted to helping you with the side effects.
The information on this page is provided by The Cancer Cure Foundation based on information we have received from a variety of sources, including the clinic itself, feedback from people who have gone to the clinic, and in some cases from clinic tours. The listing of a doctor or clinic here does not signify an endorsement by the Cancer Cure Foundation, unless we have indicated it. We encourage you to check out each clinic by visiting the clinic if possible, talking to people who have gone to the clinic (ask the clinic for contact information of people who have gone to the clinic), and by checking with other organizations as to what they know about the clinic. There are also some forums you can join to get feedback from others. We would also be happy to tell you what we know about any of these clinics.
If you do go to any of these clinics for treatment, be sure to mention you heard about them through The Cancer Cure Foundation, and be sure to let us know about your experience, positive or negative. Any feedback you can offer may help others who are trying to decide which clinic to go to or which therapy to use.