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Cancer Pain Medical Cannabis and I.V. Ozone Peptides

[fa icon="calendar'] May 23, 2022 11:00:00 AM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim

medical cannabis - pain relief

Treatment for Cancer Pain.

Pain in cancer patients is often mismanaged and leads to decline in quality of life. Over half to two-thirds of people with cancer experience moderate to severe pain.

Dr. Enzenbacher certifies patients for medical cannabis. Cancer patients get lifetime cards. 

The pain can be: acute (rapid onset, lasting weeks, typically from cancer treatment) or chronic (more gradual onset, 3+ months).

I.V. Ozone works on adenosine pain receptors - reduces pain and disease inflammation. 

Several types of cancer pain syndromes exist, including those involving neoplastic damage to bones and joints or soft tissue, damage to the nervous system, and those resulting from chemotherapy, radiation, and hormone treatment. Pain is classified as nociceptive or neuropathic. Neuropathic cancer pain (NCP) makes up about one-third of pain experienced by cancer patients. It can be experienced in three ways: hypersensitivities, hypersensitivities, or a combination. This pain can be even further classified depending on the source/location of the pain.

We treat chemo neuropathy with I.V. Alpha Lipoic acid. 

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is one of the most common causes of cancer patient’s acute and chronic pain, with a large percent of patients experiencing it from 1 to 6 months after chemotherapy. CIPN affects both the patient’s quality of life and success of treatment. CIPN can cause delays in treatment, or require a decrease in dosage or the stopping of medication (usually platinum agents, taxanes, etc.) entirely. It is dose-dependent and will worsen with continued infusion. Those with the highest risk of developing CIPN are elderly, diabetic, have a history of smoking, among other factors. The most common symptoms are “sensory loss, acral pain, and sensory ataxia,” which can be accompanied by other nerve symptoms.

We offer a range of peptides to address nerve damage, anxiety and progression of disease. 

Cancer pain treatment typically focuses on killing cancer cells and “reducing tumor burden.” But, because each patient is different, the treatment must come from multiple angle to target the sources of pain. There are some well-researched therapeutics for pain management that can be integrated into treatment. Acupuncture, reiki and healing touch, exercise, mindful-based stress reduction, and vitamin D supplementation have all produced evidence that they can reduce cancer pain. For more information including a case example, visit:

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Adrian, L. (2 July 2020). Cancer Pain. Naturopathic Doctor News & Review, 16(7). 1-5.

Topics: Ozone and Prolozone therapies, Cancers

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, FNP, RN, MS, CNS, LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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