Restoring Balance for People with Cancer Through Integrative Oncology

Judy A. Fulop*, Ania Grimone, David E Victorson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Integrative Oncology incorporates conventional and western cancer treatment approaches with the best of ancient and traditional medicine including nutrition, supplements, Qigong, herbal medicine, mind-body practices, and more. This article offers a guiding conceptual paradigm from an integrative perspective based on the principles of balance and imbalance. An integrative approach is used to help improve quality of life, enhance lifestyle choices and mitigate symptoms and side effects from conventional treatments. By supporting the patient's mind, body and spirit throughout the cancer treatment journey, the primary care physician is in a key position to work with their patient's oncologist to provide supportive care and recommendations during cancer treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-335
Number of pages13
JournalPrimary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

Keywords

  • Ancient medicine
  • Cancer
  • Chinese medicine
  • Integrative medicine
  • Mind-body medicine
  • Nature
  • Nutrition
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)

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