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Hours:

Monday         9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday         9:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday   9:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday        9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday             9:00am - 5:00pm

Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and major holidays.

Phone  (360) 697-1650

Fax       (360) 697-6974

Cancer

Cancer is one of the most challenging diseases that we face, both as humans and with our pets.

A cancer diagnosis means that something has gone wrong that the body is unable to fix on its own: normal tissues have turned into dangerous tumors that grow out of control. 

Whether it's come up recently or has been managed for some time, cancer treatment from an integrative perspective is a good example of complementary medicine in action. A species-appropriate diet nourishes the body's healthy parts and discourages tumor growth. Some herbs boost the immune system's own abilities, and others directly inhibit cancer cell reproduction and make chemotherapy and radiation therapies more effective. Acupuncture and ANT regulate circulation to deliver cancer-fighting cells and carry away waste. Surgery removes dangerous tumors, while diagnostic imaging via ultrasound and x-ray help to identify other areas of concern. Laboratory analysis helps identify tumor growth habits, as well as monitor organ function and immune system performance. Supplements manage pain and anxiety as pets undergo treatment.

While we don't yet have a cure, our goal is to provide maximum quality of life for cancer patients by offering a range of alternatives. These work alongside conventional medicine or provide benefits that Western options are lacking. Holistic treatment simply means caring for the whole patient, rather than focusing primarily on conventional medical interventions. 

IV Vitamin C Therapy

  • Intravenous Vitamin C (IVC) therapy is the administration of high doses of ascorbic acid and B vitamins in solution to initiate metabolic-chemical reactions that can kill cancer cells while leaving healthy tissues unharmed. 

  • The body cannot achieve these high concentrations by oral ingestion because the excess is too efficiently eliminated as waste.  Infusions are given in the clinic over 4 to 6 hours for 1 to 3 days consecutively. The only reported side effect of IVC is occasional nausea, which usually resolves within one day of treatment and can be mitigated with medicine.

  •  IVC can be combined with Western medical treatments like chemotherapy or radiation to enhance the efficacy of the latter; lower total doses or duration may be possible, which in turn may mean few of the well-known harmful side effects. IVC is also a beneficial adjunct to surgery, helping to destroy potential metastases and potentially even shrink tumors prior to removal. 

  • IVC has been used to successfully treat cancers including lymphoma, mast cell tumors, osteosarcoma, multiple myelomas, adenocarcinomas, and more.