Integrative Oncology Specialist
Genesis Natural Medicine Center
Integrative Oncology & Naturopathic Medicine located in Tucson, AZ
Integrative oncology supports your ability to fight cancer using natural therapies that strengthen your body and counteract the side effects of cancer treatments. At Genesis Natural Medicine Center, in Tucson, Arizona, Michael Uzick, NMD, is one of a handful of naturopathic physicians who are board-certified in naturopathic oncology. Dr. Uzick is fully trained in conventional medicine, pharmacology, as well as the full range of alternative healing therapies, making him highly qualified to provide therapies that maintain your energy and improve your nutritional and emotional state throughout your cancer treatment. To schedule an appointment, call the office or use the online booking feature.
Integrative Oncology Q & A
What is integrative oncology?
The heart of integrative medicine lies in caring for the whole person and considering every aspect of their life that needs support. The beauty of integrative oncology is that it fully supports your cancer treatment by caring for your nutritional status, bolstering your immune system, boosting your energy, and providing therapies that relieve the side effects of cancer treatments.
As a naturopathic specialist, Dr. Uzick serves as a bridge between your medical treatment and alternative therapies that support your health and recovery. He provides natural therapies that strengthen your body and mind so you’re prepared to fight cancer.
How do you develop an integrative oncology treatment plan?
Dr. Uzick devotes extra time to learn your medical history and the details of your cancer and its treatment, then he develops an individualized treatment plan. The natural, alternative treatments included in your plan are customized for:
- The type and stage of your cancer
- Your conventional treatments (radiation therapy and chemotherapy)
- Individual aspects of your health
With a focus on evidence-based medicine and guided by the most current research and clinical experience, Dr. Uzick recommends therapies that have the best evidence of potential benefit.
Every naturopathic therapy in your treatment plan is designed to:
- Enhance the effectiveness of chemotherapy and radiation therapy
- Reduce or eliminate toxicities and side effects of your cancer treatments
- Reduce the chance of cancer recurring
- Inhibit cancer growth
- Reduce pain
The goal of integrative oncology and naturopathic medicine is to improve your quality of life, before, during, and after your cancer treatment.
What types of treatments might I receive with integrative oncology?
As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Uzick routinely prescribes many different therapies for cancer patients. Your treatments work together with the other conventional medical treatments you receive.
These are a few examples of therapies Dr. Uzick often uses:
- Dietary counseling
- Nutritional assessments
- High-dose intravenous vitamin C
- Botanical medicine
- Homeopathic medicine
- Circadian rhythm therapies
- Immune enhancement
Whether you face surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or other types of cancer treatments, these natural therapies can help you heal, prevent or relieve side effects like nausea, and in some cases, make your cancer treatments more effective.
To learn more about how integrative oncology can help you, call Genesis Natural Medicine Center or schedule an appointment online.