Integrative Cancer Therapy
Scientifically proven natural treatments can have anti-cancer effects and prevent metastasis. Dr. Emina recommends individualized treatments using evidence-based natural supplements and therapies that do not interfere with conventional cancer treatments. The goals of implementing natural treatments is to support healthy processes in the body, directly attack and kill cancer cells, and increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy and radiation. Some of our best researched cancer interventions are when used appropriately under the care of a naturopathic doctor include:
Vitamin C Therapy – Intravenous
The use of high-dose Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) injected into the veins over 45-90 minutes. Depending on the patient 25-75g of Vitamin C is injected per treatment. Research indicates that this therapy has the ability to cause apoptosis (cancer cell death) via oxidation and improve the prognosis and quality of life in cancer patients. In addition to cancer support and the prevention of secondary occurrence, this therapy is indicated prior to and following surgeries, such as mastectomies and prostatectomies, in order to accelerate healing time.
High Dose MicroNutrient Therapy – Intravenous
Chemotherapy and Radiation treatments utilize and deplete micronutrients in the body. These deficiencies can lead to fatigue, digestive complaints and cachexia (muscle wasting). High dose intravenous nutrient therapy bypasses the absorption barriers in the gut (whose function is often compromised during cancer treatment) and ensures direct delivery of nutrients to blood and tissues. This therapy is indicated in cancer patients as well as autoimmune disease, chronic illness and other unresolved health issues.
Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Therapy – Helixor
Mistletoe is a widely used and researched therapy in many parts of Europe and across the world. Mistletoe is a plant harvested for its chemotherapeutic and immunostimulatory properties. Mistletoe extract is injected beneath the skin in serial doses to stimulate the immune system and decrease cancer cell proliferation.
Glutathione – Nebulized and Intravenous
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that is produced naturally in the body, but is severely depleted in most individuals. When inhaled through a nebulizer, glutathione is delivered directly to the lungs' surface where it acts to repair and protect lung tissue. Glutathione has been proven effective in the treatment of lung diseases such as cancer, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and COPD, but also to heal the lungs following radiation therapy to the chest wall.
Integrative Cancer Therapy Consultation
Patient physician consultations are required prior to onset of any integrative cancer treatments. Dr. Emina can provide research to support the use of these therapies at the patient's request. Please note that although these therapies benefit a great number of people, no single therapy can promise a cure. If you or someone you know is suffering from cancer, Dr. Emina recommends that patients first seek the advice of cancer experts at the BC Cancer Agency, followed by a consultation with Dr. Emina. We encourage and facilitate communication amongst members of the patient's health care team.