Holistic Care of Prostate Cancer
The team is highly experienced in seeing men with all stages of prostate cancer in an integrative, holistic fashion, using natural therapies to aid with the care of prostate cancer. The team sees men with all stages of prostate cancer, including those who are undergoing watchful waiting or active surveillance, men who have had a recurrence of prostate cancer after first-line treatment, and men with high-grade prostate cancer who have undergone surgery.
Holistic care areas
- Possible prevention of prostate cancer for men at high risk for prostate cancer, including men with a strong family history of prostate cancer, men with prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN), and African Americans
- Reducing side effects after prostate cancer treatment (such as erectile dysfunction, incontinence, hot flashes, low energy)
- Nutrition therapy before and after prostate cancer surgery
- Weight management before prostate surgery
- Primary therapy for men with low-risk prostate cancer or for men on watchful waiting or active surveillance
Holistic care methods
Naturopathic care is non-toxic and will not interfere with your current treatment regimen or medication. In fact, some integrative, holistic care plans may enhance the results of your current treatment.
Since no single plan is right for all patients, we will work with you to determine a course of action that fits your personal situation.
Our methods include:
- Nutritional support and counseling, including dietary modification and optimal use of dietary supplements
- Botanical medicine (therapeutic use of Eastern and Western medicinal herbs)
- Mind-body counseling, including stress management and help with psychological factors associated with a diagnosis of urologic disease
- Acupuncture (insertion of fine needles at specific anatomical points to provide balance and relieve pain, as practiced for thousands of years by Chinese medical practitioners)
- Identification of environmental toxins that may contribute to urologic conditions
- Exercise instruction