Cancer Support

Here For You

An integrative approach to supporting patients with cancer involves utilizing a wide range of strategies to help optimize the ability of the patient to tolerate the treatment, fight the disease and maintain the best quality of life possible. We will help support you body and mind with diet and targeted nutritional support, exercise, massage, immune support and stress management through counselling, yoga, art therapy, music therapy and wilderness therapy. We also offer infusions of vitamin C, zinc, selenium and other nutrients, as well as whole body hyperthermia.

Nutritional medicine and herbal medicine can support you after a diagnosis of cancer by:

  • Reducing side-effects of surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation.

  • Reducing harmful effects of cancer on the body, such as minimising weight-loss.

  • Supporting your immune system during treatment and after; potentially minimising the likelihood of recurrence.

  • Assisting the body to maintain strength and stamina during treatment and during recovery.

  • Increasing appetite and improving digestion during treatment resulting in more energy.

  • Suggesting dietary strategies that will help strengthen, balance and nourish the body and fight cancer.

  • We provide individualised treatments for everyone, even specifically researching for each client as required, and monitoring side effects as treatment progresses.

Cancer patients who use herbal medicine, nutritional support and appropriate diet and lifestyle modifications during their treatment with chemotherapy, surgery, or radiation often report:

  • More energy;

  • Less nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, infections;

  • Less treatment side effects

  • Improved sleep;

  • Quicker recovery times from treatment;

  • Higher quality of life and functional status;

  • A greater sense of empowerment.

 

Post cancer treatment patients can also benefit from specific herbal medicines, nutritional support and diet and lifestyle modifications to reduce the risk of recurrence of cancers and improve overall health and wellness.

If you have been recently diagnosed with cancer you may be facing an overwhelming array of suggestions or simply require support fully understanding the repercussions of both medical and naturopathic treatments.

 

Consultations – what to expect?

Initial appointment

During the initial appointment, we will discuss your full medical history, your diagnosis, and current or planned treatments. Please bring any records, test results or other medical documents that you have available. We will discuss possible supportive integrative treatments for your particular needs including whole-body hyperthermia.

Follow-up appointments

It is usually beneficial to have monthly appointments. More frequent visits to the clinic may be required at times.

 

Medicines

There are a wide range of substances that can have an effect on cancer cells and the wellbeing of the patient. The important thing is that there are many options ranging from mistletoe injections (Iscador), herbal supplements, nutritional supplements, dietary modification and infusions of supportive substances including  vitamin C, glutathione, and a range of minerals.

 

Hyperthermia

Whole body hyperthermia treatment is available at Gore Street Medical in the Hobart Hyperthermia Clinic. 

 

Body temperature plays a crucial role in the regulation of the immune system. A healthy organism reacts to the threat of illness with regulated increases in temperature, progressing in acute cases to a fever which can trigger an enhanced immune response. Fever can be considered as being a natural temporary immunological boost.

 

Therapeutic hyperthermia:

  • Utilises one of the oldest traditional principles of healing.

  • Mobilizes white cells, activates the immune system, improves circulation and oxygenation.

  • Induces muscle relaxation.

 

To make an appointment call (03) 6224 6717 or book online.

Our Practitioners

Dr Greg Schwarz

Nutritional Medicine and Environmental Medicine Practitioner

Dr Greg Schwarz is a medical practitioner with a special interest in integrative health care, targeted, individualised, holistic therapies for complex, chronic medical problems including cancer, autoimmune conditions,  inflammatory conditions, fatigue including ME/CFS/fibromyalgia, neurological conditions including autism and dementia support, gastro-intestinal conditions, allergies and food intolerances, recurrent and chronic infections, and general preventative health.

 

Dr Schwarz has a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Tasmania, a Master of Science (Environmental Management), University of Tasmania and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (FACNEM).

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F: (03) 8676 1997

2 Gore St, South Hobart TAS 7004, Australia