Integrative Cancer Treatment
The Gentle Wellness Center offers alternative cancer treatment options that provide more than just the standard chemotherapy and radiation practices at other types of facilities. Cancer affects every person in a vastly unique way, and we believe that treatment should reflect the personal nature of cancer.
Cancer is more than just a diagnosis — the condition changes virtually every aspect of a person’s life, from physical health to emotional well-being. Cancer can also metastasize and spread beyond the original source. Our alternative cancer treatment plans recognize the unique nature of the disease, and incorporate therapies and treatments that focus on the whole-body experience of cancer.
Cancer is different from many other diseases in several ways: There are more than 100 different types of cancer with a variety of causes, ranging from radiation exposure to poor lifestyle choices, and each kind of cancer acts in a distinctive way. Unlike many conditions that affect only one organ or set of organs, cancer affects numerous body systems, especially as it spreads during later stages of the disease. Cancer is also unlike many unpreventable diseases in that an individual has a varying amount of control over exposure to cancer-causing agents.
Holistic Treatment Approach
Just as cancer is not a one-size-fits-all condition, treatment must be highly individualized and focused on treating the whole patient rather than just the cancer cells. Therapy should strive to eliminate the various causes of cancer and directly target tumors, especially in cases of cancer in the late stages.
Standard cancer treatment approaches vary greatly depending on the cancer type, cause, and stage of progression. Holistic and integrative cancer therapies are even more individualized and personalized in that these approaches tend to the patient’s overall health in addition to treating the disease at its source. Whenever possible, holistic treatments also attempt to focus on eliminating significant underlying causes of cancer. Natural cancer treatments also optimize the body’s own healing processes.
All therapies strive to strengthen the immune system in a way that helps the body in the daily battle to fight the formation of new cancer cells. Integrative oncology treatments optimize the immune system to help the body win this battle.
The Gentle Wellness Center in Fairfax is one of the premier alternative cancer treatment centers on the East Coast. Our holistic approach always begins with a comprehensive health evaluation that includes the assessment of multiple body systems to create an individualized alternative cancer treatment plan for each of our patients.