Alternative cancer treatments

Alternative cancer treatments: Complimentary therapies

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Alternative cancer treatments can't cure your cancer, but they may provide some relief from signs and symptoms. This includes the Naneau Oxygen Boost and Oxygen hydrotherapy.

If you are recovering from cancer treatment, you are probably looking for any form of treatment that might be able to relieve the symptoms, including complementary and alternative cancer treatments. 

Many people living with or recovering from cancer are interested in trying anything that may help them to take back a little control over your health, alternative cancer treatments may offer some feeling of control. But many alternative cancer treatments are unproved and some may even be dangerous. Oxygen therapy is used widely by the health service including Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatment. It uses high pressure to increase the amount of oxygen you can breathe. This puts more oxygen into the bloodstream, which can help the healing process. You stay in a hyperbaric (high-pressure) chamber during the treatment, which can last from 60 to 90 minutes. Treatments are usually repeated over a number of days or weeks for the most benefit. Naneau water and hydrotherapy treatment showed during trials with stage 4 cancer patients, to oxygenate the blood minutes after either taking the Naneau Oxygen Boost water, the Naneau hydrotherapy bath or both.

Many people undergoing traditional cancer treatments, such as radiotherapy, experience damage to healthy tissue around the area being treated. Usually, that tissue damage heals normally over time. But sometimes nearby blood vessels lose the ability to supply enough blood to the healing area. When the blood supply is limited, cells do not get enough oxygen. This slows the healing process even more. Getting oxygen to these parts of the body is critical to recovery as oxygen is needed to build new cells and tissue, replace old tissue, dispose of waste material and reproduce more cells 

Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatment uses high pressure to increase the amount of oxygen you can breathe. This puts more oxygen into the bloodstream, which can help the healing process. You stay in a hyperbaric (high-pressure) chamber during the treatment, which can last from 60 to 90 minutes. Treatments are usually repeated over a number of days or weeks for the most benefit.

To help you sort out the good from the bad, here are 10 alternative cancer treatments that are generally safe. Plus, there is growing evidence that these 10 alternative cancer treatments may provide some benefit.

How can alternative medicine help people with cancer?

Alternative cancer treatments may not play a direct role in curing your cancer, but they may help you cope with signs and symptoms caused by cancer and cancer treatments. Common signs and symptoms such as anxiety, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, pain, difficulty sleeping, and stress may be lessened by alternative treatments.

Complementary therapies

People use complementary therapies alongside conventional medical treatments. So, you can use them while you carry on with your treatment programme. They aim to ease stress and improve physical and psychological wellbeing.

Examples of complementary therapies include:

  • massage
  • acupuncture
  • visualisation
  • reflexology
  • aromatherapy
  • hypnosis
  • music therapy

There are many different types of complementary therapies. People with cancer use the treatments for various reasons.

A professional therapist will not claim that their therapy will treat or cure your cancer. They will encourage you to discuss treatments with your cancer doctor or GP.

Integrating the best of evidence-based complementary and alternative cancer treatments with the treatments you receive from your doctor may help relieve many of the symptoms associated with cancer and its treatment. Discuss all of your options with your doctor and together you can determine which strategies might work for you and which are likely to have no benefit. Work closely with your doctor to determine the right balance between traditional medicines and alternative cancer treatments. While complementary and alternative cancer treatments, such as acupuncture, may reduce nausea or pain, they generally aren't powerful enough to replace cancer medications from your doctor.



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