What Are Alternative Cancer Treatments
Alternative cancer treatment professionals believe that effective cancer treatment involves much more than just addressing symptoms and using chemicals to attack tumors. Holistic providers believe it is the job of the treatment provider to identify and eliminate the underlying cause(s), so as to better achieve a lasting, cancer-free outcome.
When each underlying cause of a patient’s cancer is assessed, treated, and eliminated, the body’s vital systems and biochemical processes can strengthen and become better able to fight the cancer. Underlying causes of cancer may include:
- Infections (viral, bacterial, parasitic)
- Nutrient deficiencies or excesses
- Emotional issues and stress responses
- Energetic disturbances
- Genetic imprints on the patient’s DNA from illness in previous generations
How Can I Benefit from Alternative Cancer Treatments?
When possible, alternative cancer treatments options are intended to address the underlying causes rather than just manage or mask symptoms. This can help to achieve a more permanent resolution. Unlike many traditional cancer treatments, alternative cancer therapies typically use solutions that only minimally compromise other aspects of a patient’s health while treating the cancer, leading to:
- Fewer side effects from treatment
- A strengthened (instead of damaged) immune system
- Carrying on with your life and daily routine while undergoing treatments
Kinds of Alternative Cancer Treatments
Direct-tumor therapies can be very beneficial when they are combined with complementary therapies that stimulate the body’s ability to combat a tumor or cancer more efficiently. Patients should consider and weigh the risks vs. the benefits of radiation and chemotherapy treatments, being aware that these therapies may disrupt and compromise the normal function of the body.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Bodily fluids, including the plasma in your blood, can absorb much higher quantities of oxygen during hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This increased absorption can significantly increase oxygen uptake by the body’s cells, tissues, organs, glands, and structures. This may help to:
- Reduce tumor growth
- Stimulate the body’s natural healing stem cells
- Reduce inflammation
- Improve immune function
- Replenish damaged tissues
- Improve delivery of cancer drugs to tumors
A diet rich in cancer-fighting vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, and low in the compounds that can increase cancer risk is essential to support cancer treatments and other alternative cancer therapies. A nutrition coach can provide patients with a well-researched and established cancer nutritional protocol. You can also learn about the many powerful cancer-fighting foods which exist. The information you need to make better dietary choices during your treatment is a powerful cancer-fighting tool.
High Dose Vitamin C Therapy
Intravenous (IV) vitamin C therapy elevates levels of this potent anti-cancer vitamin to 70 to 100 times higher than taking it orally. Vitamin C has been shown to kill cancer cells and has antitumor activity.
You may also wish to try adjunctive therapies that can support the body while it is undergoing cancer treatment. These include treatments such as:
- Far infrared light therapy (infrared sauna)
- Colon hydrotherapy
- Chelation therapy
For more information on these and other alternative cancer therapies, contact a qualified provider. Schedule an initial consultation to discover which treatments may produce the result you seek: to be cancer-free.