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Holistic and Nutritional Support for Cancer Care
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Naoki Umeda, MD.

  • Integrative Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute

Integrative Medicine has been widely recognized by many people including cancer patients, but there is plenty of confusing information online. While we believe that the main course of cancer treatment should be evidence-based treatments such as surgery, drug therapy, and/or radiation therapy; we also believe a holistic approach to treatment can complement your care in a profound manner. Integrative Medicine providers may be able to improve cancer care by providing you with a nutritional plan, acupuncture treatments, and Mind-Body medicine, etc.

Many patients are wondering “What is the best diet for me?” or are having trouble eating. Diets can vary patient to patient or vary even for the same patient when they are on chemotherapy or when they are not. Our Holistic or Integrative approach contains traditional Oriental medicine treatments that are scientifically supported and reveal strong statistical evidence for success. Acupuncture, massage therapy, Yoga, and meditation are good examples of modalities that are being used at many cancer centers in the U.S. and all over the world. If we choose them in a proper way, it is possible to relieve your stress, chemotherapy-induced side effects, or cancer-related fatigue. We also understand that many cancer patients are interested in using over-the-counter supplements including herbs. It is very critical to choose appropriately since some supplements can interfere with your current drug therapy.

Our approach can be considered as supportive treatments, and our goal is to improve your quality of life by offering evidenced-based natural methods - before, during, or after your treatments.

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About the Speaker
Naoki Umeda, MD is an Integrative Medicine specialist with an interest in cancer, nutrition/food therapy, and therapeutic touch. He is originally from Japan, where the average life expectancy is the longest in the world. He has more than 6 years of experience providing Integrative Medicine for cancer patients (Integrative Oncology).

After receiving his medical degree from a national medical school in Tokyo, Japan, Dr. Umeda trained as an Internal Medicine resident and Gastroenterology fellow in Tokyo. He then completed an advanced fellowship of Hepatology (liver disease) and a fellowship of Gastroenterology Oncology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Based on his experience of treating patients in "clinically tough situations" such as liver transplant recipients and advanced stage cancer patients, Dr. Umeda became more interested in "whole person" and "Body/Mind/Spirit" care. He then worked as an Integrative Medicine staff physician and combined Western Medicine with Eastern/Traditional Medicine such as acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, and Ayurveda. He realized this blend would produce a beautiful "synergy effect" to relieve both physical and spiritual pain, and to improve quality of life for cancer patients.

Dr. Umeda provides one-hour Integrative Medicine consultations to create personalized treatment plans for patients at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute.

To make an appointment with Naoki Umeda, MD or any of the other specialists in Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine, please call 216.448.4325 , toll-free at 800.223.2273 or visit us at clevelandclinci.org/wellness for more information.

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