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Holistic Benefits of Alternative Therapies

The Many Benefits of Holistic Alternative Therapies

Holistic according to the Cambridge Dictionary, means “dealing with or treating the whole of something or someone and not just the part.” When it comes to cancer treatment, alternative therapies approach care from the totality of the body to identify the root cause or causes. Conventional medicine often prescribes a narrower approach and thus treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery possibly may not resolve the broader reach of a specific cancer including the result of side effects to the body from such treatments. In this article, we’ll outline three of the top benefits of a holistic approach to cancer care even identifying how alternative therapies can complement conventional treatments.


Individualized Approach

Most conventional treatments are prescribed generally depending on where one’s cancer may have originated. However, two cancers that originate from the same place may be more like comparing two puzzles that look the same on the surface but are drastically different when looking at how the pieces fit together. For example, karyograms (genetic mapping) of two colon cancers look distinctly different which means treatments should also be uniquely prescribed. Alternative therapies are grounded upon personalized diagnoses which increase the likelihood of more positive outcomes.


Less Pain and Side Effects

One of the biggest fears about cancer is the pain and devastating side effects of certain conventional treatments like chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. For example, chemotherapy often comes with nausea and vomiting. Furthermore, heavy doses of radiation can lead to radiation dermatitis (burn) and other tissue damage. Surgery has the risk of damaging other areas of the body which leads to additional complications and pain. By contrast, alternative therapies not only are used to treat cancers, but they can also enhance the body’s overall wellness through supplements and more natural and less aggressive medications.


More Innovative Therapies

Medicine continues to evolve and cancer treatments are no different. There are many more therapies from immunotherapy to intravenous Vitamin C available for patients. Not all of these therapies may work for an individual patient, but the point is that alternative medicine has a wide selection of modalities from which to choose, whereas conventional medicine is often limiting and limited by traditional insurance. Despite the wider selection of offerings, it is important to identify alternative cancer clinics that offer therapies that are peer-reviewed and built upon evidence-based research. 


360-Degree Approach

When it comes to alternative therapies, they provide additional tools for patients to better build a more thorough plan to treat their cancer. Innovation in medicine has evolved so it is important to discover more options by connecting with the right medical providers. At Dayspring Cancer Clinic, we educate all of our prospective patients on the latest advancements to make the best decisions for their cancer treatments. To find out more about your options, talk to Dr. Andrew Dickens, a leading expert in alternative medicine therapies at all stages and types of cancers by calling 480-699-7400 or schedule a consultation at


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