Can anybody give me some advice on a few alternative treatments for someone who has cancer?
Just to be clear, I’m not asking for the treatment of the cancer itself. I’m only looking for any other alternative treatment methods. More specifically, I’m looking for other forms of treatment that can make a person feel better in terms of coping with the cancer treatment. I hope that makes sense? Like, if someone were in pain because of the cancer, I want a treatment that can ease the pain. Something along those lines.
Sorry, I don’t quite understand what you’re asking… Are you looking for other cancer treatment options besides chemotherapy? Or are you just looking for other types of treatments that can make cancer patients feel better?
More the second option, but I’m open to both suggestions to be perfectly honest. I want to find a few treatment methods that can alleviate the pain of cancer, physically or psychologically.
Have you tried massages? Getting a massage has been found to help cancer patients who are in pain. It can also reduce anxiety and stress. Relieving muscle tension and stress will help a cancer patient to relax more.
It’s important to work with an experienced massage therapist though. Some of the cancer centres may actually have registered massage therapists. On the other hand, you can ask your doctor for a recommendation as well.
How about coffee enemas? It’s not exactly the most conventional method, but it’s something that’s used in a few alternative cancer treatments, especially the Gerson therapy. The process itself is too technical for me to lay out in a forum post, but it basically involves putting a tube into your rectum and then inserting fluids like coffee into your intestinal system. What this does is that it helps to detoxify your liver, your bowels, and your body in different ways. Like a body cleanse, if you will.
I just read up a little more on coffee enemas. It does sound quite interesting.
Yeah. It’s going to require some caution, but as long as you’re careful, this treatment option could possibly do wonders. There are actually specialist retailers that focuses on selling quality brands of coffee enemas. You can read up on more information at Enema Coffee Review, if you’re interested.
Acupuncture is another alternative method many people use. Unfortunately, these methods aren’t covered by any provincial health care insurance. If you have private insurance, you may want to see if it’s covered by your provider?
Acupuncture is a great option. It could really help to relief from the nausea from chemotherapy treatments. It may not be for everybody though, and the positive effects vary from person to person.
Don’t discount good old fashioned exercise. Speak to your doctor first though. It may be able to help with managing signs and symptoms both during and after treatment.
If you haven’t been exercising, then do it slowly and gradually build up. Exercise is important to help manage fatigue and stress and it is possible that you can also sleep better. If you’ve been exercising, try to gradually do it for about half an hour a few times a week.
Again, I must stress that you should speak with your doctor for guidance before you do anything at all!
As an ex-cancer patient, I don’t have any actual recommendations, but I do have a referral to give you. I used to go to Dr. Sean Ceaser who practices many types of alternative therapies for cancer patients. You might want to contact him. He’s a naturopathic doctor in Winnipeg and he really helped with my cancer a lot.
You can try hypnosis too. This may not be for everyone, but you won’t know unless you try, right? It can help you relax and focus on your goals. These can include reducing pain and stress.
If you choose this route, just make sure that the hypnotherapist is certified. A hypnotherapist need not have to be a qualified doctor. However, they must be trained and certified. Ask your doctor for recommendations.
Thank you all so much. I will try out a few of the methods you guys suggested.
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