Integrative Cancer Treatment – Natural Medicine in San Diego

Naturopathic doctors (ND) support patients with cancer to maximize overall health, fight disease processes and prevent or reduce side effects of standard cancer treatment regimens for patients who utilizing them. Spark Health doctors may recommend specific supplements or nutritional programs in an individualized treatment approach.

Naturopathic doctors who specialize in naturopathic oncology understand both the standard treatments employed by medical, radiation and surgical oncologists, and how best to work in a collaborative model of cancer co-treatment. Spark Health doctors often help patients maintain their oncology treatment regimens while providing vital support reducing the side effects of those treatments. Naturopathic doctors are well aware of the multitude of ‘alternative therapies’ promoted to cure cancer and work to educate patients on evidence-based treatment modalities.

Spark Health also screens for any potential interactions between conventional cancer therapies and natural products that may affect the efficacy of a treatment. This supports the natural cancer-fighting ability of the immune system in helping prevent recurrence or other types of cancer.

If you’re interested in speaking with Dr. Aliza Cicerone and learning more about the Spark Approach to naturopathic cancer oncology, give us a call at  (858) 228-4188.

High Dose Vitamin C IV Nutrient Therapy

What Is IV Nutrient Treatment?

IV Nutrient Therapy is the process of giving concentrated levels of vital nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and amino acids directly into the bloodstream through an IV.

At Spark Health we believe that Vitamin C has a powerful role in the prevention and treatment of many diseases.  IV Nutrient Therapy (IVNT) treatments can achieve high nutrient concentration levels in the blood not obtainable with oral (pills or liquid) or intramuscular treatments (shots).

Vitamin C Facts:1-1-vitamin-c-spark-health

  • Is required for your body to make serotonin and neurotransmitters
  • Supports the immune system
  • Is anti-inflammatory and a antioxidant
  • Helps in some neurological diseases

 

Important Facts about  Vitamin C:

  • Intravenous vitamin therapy bypasses the stomach and intestines.  Many patients cannot tolerate oral high doses of certain vitamins and minerals because these upset their stomachs.
  • Can support cancer treatment to improve quality of life as well as slow cancer progression.
  • This treatment can also be used for chronic infection, fatigue, and lyme disease treatment.

 

What conditions can high doses of Vitamin C help to treat:

  • Cold and Flu – shortens duration and severity of illness
  • Depression – raises neurotransmitter levels
  • Fatigue – boosts energy and revitalizes
  • Allergies – antihistamine properties
  • Certain neurological conditions
  • Healing of Wounds – speeds healing on wounds or surgery