Posted on Sep 27, 2007 | Comments 0
Do have cancer or know someone who has?
You may already know that sometimes the treatments can be as overwhelming as the disease.
Conventional treatment methods can have many side effects such as nausea, loss of appetite, hair loss and etc.
That’s why most of the cancer victims look for alternative forms of treatment and alternative cancer medicine.
They come up with some options that are meant to be complementary to the more modern forms of treatments.
The alternative cancer medicine community is blamed of exaggerating the validity of alternative medicine, while the conventional treatment providers tend to understand the effects of alternative therapies for cancer sufferers.
You may already know that there is no cure for cancer. NCCAM is the national center for complementary and alternative medicine has conducted studies and proved that acupuncture relieves the pain, nausea and fatigue associated with both colon and breast cancer.
The study also proved that acupuncture also help to control the neck pain and headaches associated with surgery for brain tumors or throat cancer.
Ginger is a good tasting treatment and acts as alternative cancer medicine to help with nausea and vomiting which are the side effects of chemotherapy.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy acts as an alternative cancer medicine and is currently being studied as a relief for larynx cancer patients.
Massage also acts as a best alternative cancer medicine to relieve fatigue for all forms of cancer.
Another form of alternative cancer medicine is coupling pancreatic enzymes with chemotherapy. It can be helpful for fighting the symptoms of cancer and used in pancreatic cancer treatment. Pancreatic enzymes are the proteins secreted from the pancreas that help in food digestion.
There is a distinction between complementary medicine and alternative medicine. Complementary medicine is used along with conventional medicine, while alternative medicine is used instead of conventional medicine.
Studies show that using complementary medicine you can achieve better long-term results on difficult stages of cancer, whereas alternative cancer medicine is helpful in the early stages of cancer. This study is called as CAM.
According to the studies 36 percent of adults with different stages of cancer use both complementary and alternative cancer medicine. 62 percent of cancer victims use CAM therapy along with megavitamin therapy.
For every 500 cancer patients 79 percent of them use some form of complementary and alternative cancer medicine for their cancer symptoms.
The most effective benefit of CAM therapy is that most of you feel better as you are taking some other form of control over your cancer. CAM therapy increases the quality of your life and chances for survival.
If you are considering complementary and alternative cancer medicine then you should ask some questions with your health care provider about the therapy before you begin treatment.
You have to make confirm that, what the outcomes are if alternative cancer medicine will interfere with conventional treatments and also ask for any side effects. You should have all the information before agreeing to any type of treatment.
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