Cancer is a devastating diagnosis. While some people will respond to cancer news with panic, others will react with activity and determination to find the best possible treatment option. The good news is that there are many types of cancer therapies, though some are kinder to your body than others. Alternative cancer treatment can work in conjunction with traditional cancer treatment to provide you with the best possible results.
Understanding Alternative Cancer Treatment
Chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation are not the only treatments for cancer. These mainstream approaches to fighting cancer cells can be effective in tackling the disease. However, a better approach is to combine traditional cancer therapy with functional and integrative therapies.
Alternative cancer treatment uses products, practices, and systems that help relieve cancer symptoms. Alternative therapy can also improve a cancer patient’s quality of life as they undergo cancer treatment, since mainstream treatment can be just as taxing to the body as the cancer itself.
Is Alternative Cancer Treatment Right for You?
You may have received unwanted cancer news from your doctor, which puts you in good company, but every cancer sufferer is unique. The type of medical care you choose to pursue for your treatment can be of your own making.
You may wish to opt for alternative cancer treatment alongside mainstream treatment for any number of reasons:
- You want to actively play a role in improving your health and wellness.
- You hope to relieve any negative side effects of traditional cancer treatment without having to rely on medicine.
- You are seeking a treatment approach that is less unpleasant and comes with fewer side effects.
- You prefer alternative theories of health and disease.
As you research what can be done for your mutinous, cancer-ridden body to remove this threat from your health, the possibilities of alternative methods can be incredibly appealing for their promise to:
- Relieve side effects of cancer treatment.
- Improve your sense of well-being.
- Reduce stress.
- Minimize nausea.
- Relieve pain during medical procedures.
The effectiveness of complementary treatments will vary from patient to patient. Working with experts in alternative medical care will help determine what efforts best suit your health and wellness needs.
Fighting Cancer as Aggressively as Possible
It is key to address two factors when fighting cancer with alternative treatment: detoxification and hormonal balancing.
Nearly all cancer patients are afflicted with poor detoxification pathways. This means their body is unable to properly dispose of the toxins that are in their system. Careful detoxification, ideally, occurs in a controlled environment. Proper nutrition is an arm of this alternative therapy to support the immune system and allow it to function properly and help your body fight cancer. Nutritional therapy, including personalized IV nutrition, keeps patients’ vitamins at optimum levels to help restore detoxification pathways. Minimizing or eliminating sugar means cancer cells are not reduced and not fed.
Hormonal balancing is important because hormones are in control of our body processes. We’re not talking estrogen and testosterone only, but cortisol and DHEA with the adrenals. Herbal therapy can be used as supplemental support, to control inflammation and imbue a patient with anti-cancer effects.
Acupuncture, meditation, hypnosis, traditional Chinese medicine, and body cleanses are all on the table and may be utilized as complementary cancer therapies after consultation with your health providers.
Using More Than One Method to Beat Cancer
The multifaceted approach to alternative cancer treatment is appropriate for any cancer sufferer of any age. This therapy looks at a person’s entire health and well-being, treating not just the side effects of the cancer therapy itself but the symptoms of the cancer. Above all, alternative cancer treatment helps patients feel better physically and emotionally about their diagnosis, pain, and future struggles.
Mainstream medicine is not your only option when it comes to treating cancer and its side effects. Utilizing complementary methods with traditional chemo or otherwise can greatly improve quality of life. Contact us at the Longevity Health Institute in Rochester Hills, MI, to schedule your alternative cancer treatment appointment with our team and learn how we can help lessen the pain of a cancer diagnosis.