Cancer Care

Virginia Integrative Practice

Regenerative Medicine & Integrative Medicine located in Charlottesville, VA & Falls Church, VA

Every year, around 1.8 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer. At Virginia Integrative Practice in Charlottesville and Falls Church, Virginia, Ina Grundmann, MD, and her team offer an integrative approach to cancer care. They provide innovative treatments, including immunotherapy and other natural methods, to enhance your overall health and wellness while you fight cancer. Call Virginia Integrative Practice or schedule a consultation online today to learn about your cancer care options.

Cancer Care Q & A

What are some available integrative therapies for cancer care?

Virginia Integrative Practice offers a variety of innovative and science-based integrative therapies to support you in your fight against cancer. 

Immune therapies

Immune therapies offer two types of benefits. First, immunotherapies like mistletoe therapy activate your immune system and help it target cancer cells. Additionally, most cancer patients have compromised immune systems. Some immune therapies enhance your immune system, which protects your overall health while you receive other cancer treatments. 

Cellular therapies

Cellular therapies like RNA interference change the DNA of circulating tumor cells, which cause cancer metastasis. Metastasis occurs when cancer spreads from one part of your body to another. RNA interference transcribes cellular messengers into the circulation cells, which not only deactivates the treated tumor cells but all other circulating tumor cells in your body.

Oxidation therapies

Oxygen is critical to your body’s ability to generate new cells and repair itself. Cancer cells respond to oxygen differently and die when exposed to oxygen. Ozone therapy adds oxygen to your body, which creates a hostile environment for cancer cells. It also boosts your immune system and enhances your overall cellular health.

Additionally, Virginia Integrative Practice helps you optimize your nutrition and metabolic processes. They offer nutraceuticals and oral supplements, as well as homeopathic remedies. 

What is mistletoe therapy?

Mistletoe therapy activates your immune system, including the mechanisms that destroy cancer cells and repair DNA. Mistletoe therapy is approved in Europe and is currently in clinical trials at Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center in Baltimore, Maryland. 

In a laboratory setting, mistletoe extract kills cancer cells. Mistletoe is used as a natural immune system booster in naturopathic medicine. In European trials, mistletoe therapy reduced the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation and tumor-related pain. 

It’s currently used in Europe to complement conventional cancer treatments for several common types of cancer, including breast and colorectal tumors. 

Can I combine conventional and integrative cancer treatments?

Yes. Virginia Integrative Practice offers therapies that are compatible with conventional treatments like chemotherapy and radiation. Make sure that both your oncologist and your provider at Virginia Integrative Practice are aware of all therapies, medications, and other treatments you’re using in your fight against cancer. 

Call Virginia Integrative Practice today or make an appointment online to learn about your cancer care options. Serving Charlottsville, Falls Church, and Fairfax, VA.