What is integrative oncology
Integrative oncology is an interdisciplinary, multifaceted approach, incorporating evidence-based complementary therapies with conventional cancer treatments to help patients improve their quality of life and manage side effects.
FINDING A TREATMENT PATH THAT WORKS FOR YOU
Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, and the sheer number of treatment options confusing.
As an Integrative medicine doctor, I can help you understand your options, remove some of the confusion and uncertainty and help build a plan to support you mentally and physically throughout your treatment
WORKING WITH AN INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE DOCTOR
I am a licensed Medical Doctor and physician with 25 years of experience. For the last 10 years, I have explored the benefits of incorporating complementary therapies alongside traditional western medicine to improve the wellbeing of my patients.
What I have seen through the use of complementary therapies is the paradox that even without a cure, suffering can be relieved.
Often the first step in our healing journey is the acceptance of where we are. Together we can redefine what wellness looks like to you and create a plan to help you regain a sense of wellness.
HOW INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE CAN HELP
Integrative medicine can be used to treat a wide range of conditions and is particularly effective in addressing conditions where environmental and lifestyle factors play a large part.
Because integrative medicine treats the whole person, integrating evidence-based mind and body practices alongside traditional treatments, nothing is left out.
It is an empowering process where you get to engage in your own healing journey.
INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE can help to treat
Fatigue & exhaustion
stress & anxiety
radiation-induced skin damage
loss of appetite
find out how integrative medicine might help you
Choosing the support level you need
Cancer treatment is complex! From initial diagnosis, through chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, hormone or immunotherapy, into survivorship, Dr. Seide partners with you. An integrative approach can bring complementary therapies into your care plan that mitigate side effects, aid in healing, and augment the effectiveness of standard therapies.
Starter Care Plan
- Comprehensive intake assessment
- 60 minute meeting with our Director of Integrative Care
- Personalized care plan designed by Dr. Ann Seide
- Seide Integrative Health e-book
- 1 month unlimited messaging with Dr. Seide
Comprehensive Supported Journey
- Ideal for patients undergoing treatment for cancer
- Everything in the Starter Care Plan, plus:
- 2 additional 30-minute followup appointments
- 6 months unlimited messaging with Dr. Seide
HOW WE HELP
I offer a range of evidence-based integrative approaches alongside traditional medicine. Since each case is unique your plan will be tailored to you and I will discuss the most appropriate treatment plan with you.
You can explore some of the therapies I employ below:
Mind-body encompasses many different ways of supporting the healing journey both physically and mentally.
I focus on gentle movement through Tai Chi and Qigong, restoring and optimizing proper sleep, meditation and breathwork.
What you eat matters. Simple changes to your day to day food choices can have a huge impact on your health and your ability to respond to stress.
I can work with you to make sure you get the nutrition your body needs to heal.
Acupuncture is supported by a wealth of research to provide relief for a wide range of conditions like chemo-therapy associated nausea or fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, dental pain and chronic stress.
I offer auricular (ear) acupuncture and am happy to talk with you about finding local licensed acupuncturists who can offer more extensive protocols.
The plant world has some potent medicines but finding high quality, evidence-based remedies can be hard.
I offer curated recommendations from trusted 'gold-standard' suppliers ensuring they are appropriate to be taken alongside any existing medication you may be taking.
Council is a practice of deep listening and authentic speaking that has parallels in wisdom-traditions all over the world.
Integrative Medicine seeks to acknowledge and care for the whole person, including each person's physical, emotional, mental and spiritual self as well as their health in relation to others, to community and to the world.
I find Council to be an essential tool in the practice of integrative medicine.
Start your journey back to wellbeing
Contact me today to schedule a free discovery call to see how I can help
INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE Physician
GET THE SUPPORT YOU NEED
As an integrative medicine doctor, I can work with you to make sure you get the holistic support you need.
I offer tailored support, working alongside your primary care doctor and oncologist to provide:
- nutritional support
- mind-body support
- herbal medicine recommendations*
I will partner with you, helping you navigate your health journey. As a registered medical doctor, I am also able to interpret and order additional testing where I feel it could be beneficial.