Bridging the gap between conventional and complementary cancer care
Many people living with cancer seek complementary support alongside their conventional treatments. Why? Complementary therapies can significantly improve a patient’s quality of life by decreasing toxicity and side effects, strengthening the immune system, and supporting the body’s healing ability. We work with our patients and where possible collaborate with their oncologists, surgeons, and family doctors to develop therapeutic programs that help sustain wellness during and after treatment.
Cancer is preventable, treatment can be less debilitating, and the probability of recurrence can be reduced.
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Whole-Person Cancer Care
The OICC is a regional centre of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. We are here for people diagnosed with cancer, cancer survivors, and those seeking prevention of cancer or its recurrence. We believe in treating the whole person – the mind, body, and spirit – and ultimately, we take into account the environment in which people live.
Our naturopathic doctors have specialized training in oncology. They guide and monitor each patient through the right complementary therapies at the right time. Therapies may include naturopathic medicine, clinical nutrition, acupuncture, massage, yoga, physiotherapy, exercise, crisis management, family therapy, and psychiatry.
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The national conference for the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors will be held in Ottawa from June 7-9th: "Doctors Connect: The Integrative Treatment of Chronic Inflammatory Conditions." OICC experts will ...Read more...
Participants are guided once a week through a 70-minute strength-training routine, offering various levels of exercise intensity designed to appeal to all fitness levels. Receive personal attention from a fitness trainer for...Read more...
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Voices of Encouragement
"My personal experience with complementary care was life changing
and life preserving, to say the least. Indeed, if the opportunity is there, why would one not combine the best of both worlds?
Try it – it could change your life.”
-- June Mayhew de Jong.
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Rachelle Viinberg's Inspiring Story:
"Overcoming Colon Cancer and Winning the Olympic Medal: A Mother-Daughter Journey of Healing and Triumph!"
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