Don’t Lose Hope: 4 Alternative Cancer Treatments That Are Worth Trying
If you or someone you know has cancer, it may be worthwhile considering alternative cancer treatments in conjunction with conventional methods. Speak with your oncologist and also with a highly qualified naturopathic physician to see if this is right for you.
Naturopathic medicine offers other forms of cancer treatment and is not a cure, nor is it something you should consider as a stand-alone treatment. It’s a complementary treatment and can have some positive benefits when used in conjunction with chemotherapy and radiation. Here are some alternative methods to help treat cancer patients.
1. Hyperthermia Treatments
Also known as thermal therapy, it’s a method of using heat to destroy cancer cells and also shrink tumours. Great care is taken so that the surrounding normal tissues and cells are not affected. Heat can kill cancer cells by damaging their proteins and structures. It also damages tumour blood vessels and reduces its blood flow. Hyperthermia has shown great promise and it’s even thought that it can trigger an immune response within the body to fight cancer.
2. Mistletoe Treatment
Mistletoe therapy is another form of alternative treatment for cancer that has shown much promise. It can be given as an injection or an intravenous infusion and there are little to no side effects. Mistletoe can help stimulate the immune system. It can help to improve the symptoms associated with cancer and the treatment of it. It can slow the progression of the disease and reduce the size of the tumour and therefore, improve the quality of life. There is some evidence to suggest that it can even stop cancer cells from spreading.
3. Ozone Therapy
Since cancer cells are anaerobic, they will die when exposed to oxygen. There are several ways to use ozone for cancer but one way is to extract some blood, saturating the blood with ozone and returning the oxygen-rich blood back into the patient’s body. It helps boost the immune system, increases oxygen delivery to cells, organs and tissues and detoxifies the body.
This form of treatment helps a patient’s own immune system fight cancer. The treatment stimulates a patient’s immune system to work in such a way to start attacking cancer cells. The treatment can also offer man-made immune system proteins in the fight against cancer. This form of treatment may one day become “the next big thing” in fighting cancer. The treatment can work in more than one way. For example, it can either generally boost the immune system or it can train the immune system to fight specific cancer cells.
Many people use these and other complementary treatments with conventional methods and have shown significant improvement. Speak with the medical professionals and find out if this is something you’d like to try in the fight against cancer.