Author: Fulop JA1, Grimone A2, Victorson D3
1Naturopathic Oncology, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Medicine, 150 East Huron Street, Suite #1100, Chicago, IL 60611, USA; Adjunct Faculty, Naturopathic Medicine, National University of Health Sciences, 200 E Roosevelt Rd, Lombard, IL 60148, USA. Electronic address: email@example.com.
2Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Medicine, 150 East Huron Street, Suite #1100, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.
3Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2205 Tech Drive, Suite 2-120, Chicago, IL 60208, USA; Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Northwestern Medicine, 150 East Huron Street, Suite #1100, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.
Conference/Journal: Prim Care.
Date published: 2017 Jun
Other: Volume ID: 44 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 323-335 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2017.02.009. , Word Count: 131
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.
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KEYWORDS: Ancient medicine; Cancer; Chinese medicine; Integrative medicine; Mind-body medicine; Nature; Nutrition; Quality of life
PMID: 28501232 DOI: 10.1016/j.pop.2017.02.009