Supporting the Chemotherapy Patient

By Neil McKinney

Dr. Mckinney explains how you, as a Practitioner can guide your chemotherapy patient through TCM herbs, acupuncture, nutrition and education.
Total CPDs: 1.5
Total CPDs: 1.5
Standard Certificate (1.5), IVAS (1.5), NCCAOM (1.5)
Access Period: Lifetime
Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

Course Overview

In this recorded webinar, Dr. McKinney takes a detailed look at how chemotherapy outcomes can be improved by integrative medicine. The webinar begins by discussing how significant increases in efficacy (namely response rate and cure rate) are obtained with immune support, cell cycling management, and inhibition of resistance mechanisms with which cancer cells defend themselves. Dr. McKinney then covers how the correct use of nutraceuticals, IV therapies, acupuncture, botanicals, and TCM herbs can lead to significant improvements in the quality of life of a chemotherapy patient. Herb-nutrient interactions with drugs will be explored, and the antioxidant vs. Chemo myth will also be debunked. With medicines such as mistletoe, reishi, quercitin, Protectival, cannabis, melatonin, vitamin B-12, acetyl-L-carnitine, co-enzyme Q-10 and other common agents, practitioners of all types can have a huge impact on the risk of harm versus chance of benefit from these toxic chemotherapy agents. After the allopathic focus of chemotherapy, you, as an integrative health care practitioner have the ability to provide incredible support to the chemotherapy patient through detoxification and education of positive changes in lifestyle, body-mind-spirit, and nutrition to support long-term health.

Course Objectives

  • Students will have an understanding of how chemotherapy outcomes can be improved by integrative medicine.
  • Students will learn how significant increases in efficacy are obtained with immune support, cell cycling management, and inhibition of resistance mechanisms.
  • Students will understand how the use of nutraceuticals, IV therapies, acupuncture, botanicals, and TCM herbs can lead to significant improvements in the quality of life of a chemo patient.
  • Students will have a deeper understanding of herb-nutrient interactions with drugs.
  • Students will learn how to provide longterm support to chemo patients and lifestyle changes that can be incorporated to support chemo treatments and long-term health.

Course Outline

0 hrs - 30 min
Cancer cells growth pattern; oxygen, the most important nutrient; tumour hemodynamics thwart therapy; explanation of chemotherapy and how it works; use of chemotherapy best for only certain types of cancers; immune system protection and how it can help to cure cancer; examination of natural health products and cancer therapy.
30 min - 1 hrs
Treating chemo-side effects; how anti-oxidants can help chemo outcomes; melatonin examination of the use of integrative medicine; SC Mistletoe; Contraindications; low-dose naltrexone; prescribing LDN; astragalus combinations; Protectival; medicinal mushrooms; vitamin B-12; IV - Vitamin C; general cautions with chemo.
1 hrs - 1.5 hrs
Anemia & Leukopenia; labs for TLS; treating tumor lysis; xiao chai hu tang; Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan; acupuncture in chemotherapy; neuropathy; vaccines don't work after chemo; detoxification; strategies for dealing with the emotional challenges of chemo and life in general; reference material. Recorded Q&A Session
very practical and can be used in daily clinic
Maria C. - Australia
This is very instructive, lots off good new knowledge.
Denis D. - Canada
Dr. McKinney has a wealth of information to share. You are able to use the information immediately and it also made me want to read his book for further details. It also shows how valuable Chinese Medicine is in fighting cancer. It is a must as an adjunct to Chemo.
Gail M. - Canada
This is a fascinating course and it fits an awful lot in those minutes! I now feel I could help someone under going chemotherapy which was shaky before hand, it also helped assist me with my knowledge of herbs! Cannot recommend enough.
Megan R. - United Kingdom


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Taught by Neil McKinney

In practice for over 30 years, Dr. Neil McKinney, ND, has extensive experience in Naturopathic Oncology as well as Naturopathic Medicine. He graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and is a founder and instructor at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine; in addition, he founded the BCNA, instructs internationally, and is an author on naturopathic topics.
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