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What is a naturopathic physician?
A licensed naturopathic physician (ND) has attended a four-year graduate level naturopathic medical
school and is educated in all of the same basic sciences as an MD. However, the naturopathic physician
also studies holistic and nontoxic approaches to therapy with a strong emphasis on disease prevention
and optimizing wellness. In addition to a standard medical curriculum, the naturopathic physician is
required to complete four years of training in clinical nutrition, acupuncture, homeopathic medicine,
botanical medicine, psychology, and counseling (to encourage people to make lifestyle changes in
support of their personal health). A naturopathic physician takes rigorous professional board exams so
that he or she may be licensed by a state or jurisdiction as a primary care general practice physician
What is naturopathic oncology?
Naturopathic Oncology is the application of naturopathic medicine as it pertains to people living with
cancer; it is an emerging discipline on the forefront of cancer medicine. The goal of Naturopathic
Oncology is enhanced survival and quality of life through the integration of naturopathic oncology
into cancer care.
How is naturopathic oncology peformed?
There is something you can do to improve your chances of survival, to create a healthy anti-cancer
environment inside your body after or during conventional treatments. How? By truly beginning to
understand the way in which the tumor intially developed. This regards the choices you have made
and will make in your life. There is a difference between the cancer and the tumor and the tumor is not
the only relevant entity. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are aimed at getting rid of the tumor
and they are the best ways to do so; but they are not aimed at the reason that the tumor developed in
the first place. This is the area where naturopathic oncology shines. Naturopathic physicians believe
that there is an underlying cause to the cancer—the environment in the body became such that a tumor
was allowed to develop. Why? Where was the aberration of normal health? Where on the continuum
of health and disease does each person lie?
Sponsored by East Valley Regional Cancer Center/Chandler Regional Hospital/CHW
and Rubin Medical/Daniel Rubin, ND
How can we help you?
Eating a balanced diet with fresh fruits and vegetables, getting exercise, and calming the mind and soul all play a pivotal role in preventing cancer or increasing the quality of life for cancer patients.
We have provided you some links to products and places that have helped me in my journey. Do your own research as well and find local markets and grocery stores that carry fresh, local, and organic products. Life is a journey for certain and we all must take the initiative to find what is best for us. I hope we can help give you a good start! Always Believe!