Millions of people are now using alternative cancer treatment methods either as a sole therapy or as an adjunct to traditional therapies.
Alternative cancer treatment is often used by patients whose current cancer treatment is no longer effective.
Some of the specific alternative cancer treatment methods that are used in treatment of cancer include:
Acupuncture is not used by itself as a cancer treatment option. To a certain extent, it can be used in combination with other alternative cancer treatment methods or conventional therapies.
It can be useful in lessening the symptoms and controlling pain and nausea associated with some cancer treatments.
This alternative cancer treatment method can be highly effective in managing the undesirable effects of cancer treatments including nausea, helping with pain control after the surgery and chemotherapy, restlessness, anxiety, and stress.
Some of the herbal combinations are dependent on type of cancer, but some herbal medicines help to reduce nausea associated with chemotherapy. Some of the herbs used as alternative cancer treatment are:
Essiac: It is an herbal preparation used as a treatment for cancer.
Chaparral: It is an herbal product used in folk remedies for leukemia and cancers of the kidney, liver, lung, and stomach. In addition to cancer it is widely used as a remedy for arthritis, bowel cramps, colds, bronchitis, venereal disease, and tuberculosis.
Pau D’Arco: It is one of the most commonly available herbal products used as alternative cancer treatment. It can be available in the forms of capsules, tea bags, or loose powder.
Pau D’Arco is also known as taheebo, lapacho, ipes, ipe roxo, and trumpet bush.
These herbs also enhance the immune system to help maintain a proper white blood cell count which may decrease with successive chemotherapy treatments.
Meditation based therapy:
Meditation and yoga therapies may be helpful in encouraging your quality of life and well-being. Some other mind-body based therapies are useful in managing depression and other emotional troubles that may result from dealing with diagnosis and alternative cancer treatment methods.
Alternative cancer treatment with Nutrition:
The diet recommendations depend only on the type of cancer that you have. If you are suffering with cancer, The American Cancer Society and National Cancer Institute offer the following guidelines for diet and nutrition:
- Increase the intake of natural and whole foods.
- Eat whole grains instead of processed cereals.
- Your diet must consist of at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables.
- Include high quality multi vitamins in your diet to support your immune system.
Prevention of cancer:
Proper diet and nutrition can help to prevent cancer from developing. In particular, some of the cruciferous vegetables and fruits which are high in antioxidants show a beneficial effect on the immune system and on slowing and preventing the growth of cancer cells.