Alternative Cancer Therapy
Natural Horizons is one of the premier alternative cancer treatment centers on the East Coast. We take a holistic approach to treating cancer, beginning with with a comprehensive health evaluation. We assess factors affecting the health of multiple body systems in order to develop an alternative cancer therapy that is best for each patient.
Cancer Treatment Overview
All cancer therapy should include focus on eliminating causative factors and directly fighting tumors-especially in latter-stage cancers. Furthermore, therapies should differ depending upon the type and causative agent(s) of the cancer.
Since cancer is a disease with multiple initiating factors, optimal therapy practices utilize a multi-pronged approach. Alternative cancer treatment approaches attempt where possible, to zero in on eliminating the significant underlying causes of cancer so that the body can heal itself.
Because the body's immune system fights off and helps reverse many early cancer formations, all therapies need to address strengthening of the immune system to help the body fight any cancer cells that are formed every day.
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To request a consultation and learn more about alternative cancer therapy, fill out the form on the right hand side of this page or contact Natural Horizons Wellness Centers:
- What should I bring to my first appointment?
Please bring all recent medical records, including lab work, test results, x-rays, scans, and any other information relevant to your condition.
If you have downloaded our Patient Intake Form, or received it by mail, please fill it out completely and bring it with you to your first appointment.
If you have not received the Patient Intake Form, please arrive approximately 20 minutes prior to your appointment, so that you will have ample time to fill it out prior to seeing your doctor.
- How long will my first appointment be?
Your first appointment with Dr. Shaw Jones will be three to four hours in length.
- What is Natural Horizons' approach to optimizing wellness?
In order to optimize one’s wellness, we examine all current habits and lifestyle choices. Once we have this information, in some cases, it will simply require balancing some of these things, while in others it requires major modifications in lifestyle. Areas we regularly address are:
• Work/Life Balance
• Stress Related Factors
• Psycho-Emotional Well Being
Optimizing wellness also requires identifying stresses or traumas (infections, toxins, emotional upsets, physical imbalances, nutrient deficiencies, etc.) and eliminating them so the body can heal itself.
- Should I tell my doctor about alternative cancer treatments I'm undergoing?
Yes, it's important to inform all members of your healthcare team of alternative and complementary treatments you use, including dietary supplements, vitamins, and herbs. Some supplements can interact with pharmaceuticals, chemotherapy or radiation. Dietary and lifestyle changes may affect conventional treatments, too. Keeping a journal of your use alternative cancer treatments is one way to share important information with your medical providers.
- How do alternative cancer treatments help with symptoms?
At Natural Horizons, we treat the causes of cancer, not just the symptoms. Still, alternative cancer treatments can alleviate many common conditions associated with cancer, including nausea, fatigue, pain, anxiety, sleeplessness and stress. Techniques might include meditation, yoga, acupuncture, massage, biofeedback, hypnosis and aromatherapy.
Alternative Cancer Treatments: Targeting Cancer Initiators & Promoters
Initiators of cancer can include environmental toxins, internal toxins, heavy metals in the oral cavity, nutritional factors, viruses, radiation and hormones. These initiators are thought to alter cell DNA, thereby causing alteration of the cell-reproduction process.
Once the cell reproduction process is altered, other factors indirectly allow these cancers to proliferate unchecked. Factors that promote this proliferation of cancer throughout the body include heavy metals, low dietary fiber, immune system suppressors and acidic tissue.
Factors that either initiate or promote cancer formation and growth include:
- Emotional stress
- Low oxygenation of tissues
- Pleomorphism - change of existing healthier microbes to deadlier more pathologic types of microbes due to an unhealthy tissue environment.
- Environmental chemicals
- Hormones - especially estrogen
- Diet and nutrition - unhealthy sugars and processed foods
- Magnetic fields - high tension electrical wires
- Dental materials - mercury, nickel, aluminum and fluoride
When taking all of these factors into account, an alternative cancer treatment center that considers the entire body often becomes a viable option.
5 Reasons Patients Choose Alternative Cancer Treatment Centers
A cancer diagnosis brings with it many difficult choices. What treatments should I pursue? What lifestyle changes am I willing to make? How will I talk to my family about cancer? Many patients make a life-changing decision to purse alternative cancer treatments.
People with cancer often visit an alternative cancer treatment center to:
- Help reduce, avoid or deal with the side effects of conventional cancer treatments;
- Relieve the stress and emotional challenges of facing cancer;
- Take a "no stone unturned" approach to treating their cancer;
- Regain control of their medical decision-making, rather than letting doctors and bureaucrats make medical choices for them.
- Try to cure their cancer.
You'll face numerous choices before, during, and after your cancer treatment. Visiting an alternative cancer treatment center like Natural Horizons can open your eyes to a more holistic cancer treatment approach.
Making Choices About Cancer Treatment
Information online about alternative cancer treatments ranges from the trustworthy to the absurd. Knowing what to believe isn't easy. Here are some resources to help you make informed choices about your cancer treatment.
- National Cancer Institute, Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
- National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Complementary Medicine vs. Alternative Medicine: What’s the Difference?
When it comes to cancer, standard medicine includes chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and biological therapy. These treatments can have very serious side effects. For that reason, many patients turn to Complementary and Alternative Medicine -- medical systems and process that are outside the definition of standard care.
So what exacly are complementary and alternative medicine? Many alternative cancer treatment centers use these terms interchangeably, but in fact they have very distintinct meanings. Complementary Medicine for cancer is used alongside standard cancer treatments. Alternative Cancer Treatments are used instead of standard treatments.
At Natural Horizons, we offer alternative cancer treatments (e.g., using diet to treat cancer) alongside conventional treatments. Our practitioners include specialists in homepathy (natural medicine) and allopathy (traditional medicine). This complementary cancer treatment allows patients to fight cancer by caring for their mind, body, and spirit. This unique approach -- combining complementary and alternative medicine with standard medicine -- is known as integrative medicine. It's what makes Natural Horizons unique among alternative cancer treatment centers.
Talking to Your Doctor About Alternative Cancer Treatments
Asking questions is an important part of treating cancer. You may be afraid your doctor will disapprove of alternative cancer treatments. In reality, most doctors are pleased when patients actively educate themselves about the full range of treatment options available to them.
We encourage you to talk to your doctor about cancer care choices you're considering. Even with a holistic cancer treatment strategy, it's important for your doctor to work with you -- and with us. Your doctor will need to know what medicines you're taking, what treatments you're undergoing, and what dietary and lifestyle changes you're making. Medicines can interact with each other, so it's critical to inform all of your cancer care providers about all of the treatments you're pursuing.
Get Started with Cancer Treatment: Request a Free Consultation
Contact Natural Horizons Wellness Centers today. A free consultation is your first step on the path to holistic cancer treatment: