This is a guest post from Jensen Whitmer who has been writing for the Mesothelioma Centre for more than three years. Here Jensen examines the use of Homeopathic medicines to treat cancer symptoms.
Treating Cancer Symptoms
Treating cancer is never an easy process. Each case is different and there are several factors that influence treatment options, including the type of cancer, stage of cancer and the overall health of the patient.
Some of the most common cancer treatments include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, but these treatments tend to be aggressive and come with side effects. No matter how small, there is always some risk when performing surgery. With chemotherapy and radiation, side effects can include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and a number of other complications.
When patients wish to avoid these side effects, they may elect to take a more homeopathic approach to treatment that uses natural medicine to treat cancer symptoms.
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a treatment approach that focuses on helping the body heal itself through natural remedies. The principle thinking behind homeopathy is that symptoms of a particular condition can be cured by treating them with small amounts of natural substances that cause similar symptoms. In many cases, homeopathy is about boosting your immune system by making it stronger and more tolerable to health issues, like a vaccine.
Regulated by the Food and Drug Administration in the US where all homeopathic remedies that are designed to treat cancer symptoms have to be obtained through a prescription. Unlike traditional treatments, homeopathic treatments aren’t typically covered by insurance. In Australia where Homeopathy can be used to help with cancer symptoms there is often a small rebate with private medical insurance.
Homeopathy and Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. It most commonly develops in the lining of the lungs and symptoms typically include chest pain and shortness of breath. Most cases are diagnosed at a late stage of development when treatment is limited to symptom relief.
A reason why a mesothelioma patient might elect a homeopathic treatment approach is because they want to avoid aggressive surgery and some of the side effects from treatments like chemotherapy and radiation. These standard treatments often make patients feel worse before they get better.
If a patient has already undergone chemotherapy or radiation, the following homeopathic remedies may help with nausea, hair loss, fatigue and weight loss however it is important to visit your local Homeopath so they can use their expertise to determine which Homeopathic medicine will work best for you.
- Cadmium sulphuricum
- Arsenic album
- Nux vomica
Homeopathic treatments are considered alternative and aren’t guaranteed to be effective, just like traditional and conventional medicine treatments aren’t guaranteed to help a mesothelioma patient. If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma and wish to avoid traditional treatments, homeopathic remedies may be a good choice for you. A qualified homeopath can recommend a proper treatment plan for your case.
Bio: Jensen Whitmer has been writing for the Mesothelioma Center for more than three years and he has an interest in spreading awareness about the hazardous effects of asbestos exposure.