A new study reveals that the spread of cancer may be reduced with common over the counter drugs. There are also natural botanical herbal medicines with similar properties. Here are eight medicinal herbs that contain active constituents that have been shown to lower an array of inflammatory molecules and support normal inflammation function.
Cancer Treatment Options
Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing with modern applications. Many leading edge cancer centers today include acupuncture therapy for cancer patients. For the cancer patient or cancer survivor/thriver, research supports the use of acupuncture for managing the side effects of cancer treatment and improving quality of life.
Cancer treatment with chemotherapy results in many unwanted and dangerous side effects. In numerous studies acupuncture has been shown to effectively and rapidly increase levels of white blood cells, thus boosting immunity and reducing risk of infections.
Two to seven times as many cancer patients survive and live longer when conventional treatment is combined with and followed by long term use of Herbal Medicine and Vitamins.
“Chemo Brain is not “all in your mind” It’s real. New Research confirms that the brain is permanently damaged by chemotherapy. Nutrients that offer protection to the delicate nerve cells in the brain include Omega 3 fatty acids, Acetyl-L Carnitine, CoQ10, Phosphatidyl Serine, Phosphatidyl Choline and the botanicals Gingko biloba, Bacopa and Gotu Kola.
When given alongside radiation therapy for head and neck cancer, acupuncture has shown for the first time to reduce the debilitating side effect of xerostomia (dry mouth), according to new research
I was diagnosed with stage IIIc ovarian cancer in July 2009. I am forever grateful for the compassionate, caring and in depth knowledge that she continues to impart; I am indebted to Dr. Chilkov and am so appreciative to have her in my life and on my team.
Women who are positive for the BRCA1 gene are known to have poor DNA repair. These women may benefit from PARP inhibitors. BRCA1 is associated with aggressive and often lethal breast cancer as well as colon cancer.
Niacinamide, a B Vitamin, may help breast cancer and ovarian cancer patients. Recently another gene associated with poor DNA repair has been identified. This gene, RAD51D, is associated with increased risk for ovarian cancer. PARP Inhibitor drugs as well as Niacinamide may also be of value to these women.
Healing Cancer is more than just methods or combinations. It is a way of looking at and embodying health and healing that restores trust. It is a living matrix that mirrors the inherent truths in nature, in the human being, and in the divine.
For many cancer patients, finding ways to manage the side effects of chemotherapy, radiation and hormonal treatments is a great challenge. Most patients do not want to take more drugs and are looking for safe, health promoting solutions from Natural Medicine. Letʼs look at a few of the most common side effects and how we manage them with natural medicine: