Alternative Cancer Therapy: Help With Side Effects
Around five million world are treated for cancer. The current methods such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy often promise healing today, but they have clear side effects. There are alternative methods to mitigate these.
Due to the side effects of chemotherapy, many cancer patients receive complementary extracts of the medicinal mistletoe plant. It reduces the side effects without weakening the effect of the therapy.
With the needle method from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the expert has had good experiences: “This can affect the hot flashes that occur under a hormone treatment.” Even with nausea during chemotherapy and pain, this technique can help .
Fragrant vegetable oils lend themselves to external applications, such as in the form of rubbings and wrapping. “This is a wonderful self-help, which also relatives can use”, summarizes Dr. med. Huber together. Rosemary stimulates and lavender soothes. St. John’s wort oil can be used to treat scars and muscle aches, aconite oil with an iron hat improves nerve pain, peppermint oil relieves headache (pharmacy).
Many patients receive additional extracts of the medicinal plant mistletoe per injection. “We have good data that it reduces side effects during chemotherapy, without weakening their effects,” says the cancer specialist. She also improves fatigue and fatigue, the so-called fatigue. Preparations with valerian, hops and melissa relieve nervousness and restlessness, creams with aloe vera promote wound healing. Rinse with lukewarm marigold tea is also good for sore mucous membranes.
FOUR HOURS OF EXERCISE PER WEEK MAKES SENSE
An important pillar of complementary medicine in cancer is physical training. Thus, according to the expert many side effects can get under control. Ideal are three to four hours of exercise a week. The exact measurement is determined individually based on the pulse rate and the patient’s strength state.
INFO – GINGER
Whether during pregnancy, traveling or chemotherapy – ginger is a proven natural remedy for nausea. You peel the tuber and chew it pure or pour it over with boiling water for tea.