Have you been finding it a challenge to cope with your recent cancer diagnosis? Or have you been experiencing side effects from your cancer treatments and are ready to get back to feeling better? A functional medicine cancer support session with us may be just what you need to improve your wellness levels. Here’s everything to know about functional medicine cancer support and its numerous benefits.
What is Functional Medicine Cancer Support?
Functional medicine cancer support consists of various practices that work to address the symptoms of the disease that exist in patients with cancer. It is a highly personalized form of therapy and is performed by a certified practitioner who analyzes patients as a whole—body, mind, and spirit included. Functional medicine cancer support therapies typically work in conjunction with standard medical practices and can include:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Herbal supplements
- Massage therapy
What Are the Benefits of Functional Medicine Cancer Support?
Clinical studies show that there are multiple benefits to adding functional medicine practices in patients with cancer. Regular sessions of functional medicine in cancer patients have been shown to:
- Improve mood
- Decrease stress and anxiety
- Decrease in chronic pain and nausea
- Enhance the quality of life
- Decrease fatigue and improve sleep
- Improve flexibility and mobility
What to Expect During Functional Medicine Cancer Support Sessions
If you’ve never been to a functional medicine cancer support session, you might be wondering what to expect. A certified practitioner at Panhandle Counseling and Health Center will begin the appointment with a comprehensive set of questions to determine your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Chronic pain, nausea, and other symptoms are also taken into consideration. From there, the practitioner will develop a treatment plan that’s personalized just for you and may include one or several different types of therapies like acupuncture, yoga, massage, and qigong.
Treatment plans will be several weeks long with multiple sessions occurring a week—most patients report an increase in wellness after just a few sessions and opt to continue recommended practices to maintain their levels of well-being.
For more information about functional medicine cancer support, contact Panhandle Counseling and Health Center at (580) 338-4638.