Receiving a diagnosis of cancer is terrifying news no matter how positive a person tries to be. Their life flashes before their eyes as they think of how much more they still want to do and all the people they don’t want to leave. Some forms of cancer are more aggressive than others. They spread much more quickly than the chemotherapy can be given to control them. When time is running out, and modern medicine isn’t working, many search frantically for a cure on their own. This is when they turn to unusual methods of alternative medicine.
Alternative Cancer Treatments
Though Chinese traditional medicine has been used for thousands of years, many find its methods doubtful because most of them are unproven by research. Instead of pharmaceuticals and chemotherapy, cancer patients are treated with acupuncture, roots, flowers, and even animal parts. While those who prefer modern medicine feel desperation is driving the patients to try anything, others are taking a brand new look at what Chinese plant medicine can really do. The results of some the herbal concoctions have the ability to shrink tumors, reduce the spread of cancer and sometimes eradicate it completely. Two other alternative methods of improving the health of cancer patients are gerovital which destroys cancer cells, and receiving a hydrogen peroxide infusion intravenously to increase oxygen in the body, so cancer cannot survive as easily. Many claim both have miraculous results, but hydrogen peroxide can be dangerous if injected. Some of the side effects include:
- Swelling and redness
A Word of Caution
Before trying any of these alternative methods it is best to check with your doctor. Many remedies and therapies that are natural still have some serious side effects. Check with a licensed naturopath and ask them if they would be willing to work with your regular physician to form the best medical treatment plan for you. This way the naturopath can see the other medications you might be taking to make sure they give you no herbal remedies that could cause dangerous interactions. Also, do some research on your own before you agree to try any of them. In the end, you must make the best decisions for your health on your own.