Everyone knows that cancer is a killer disease. Every cancer patient undergoes unimaginable trauma in the form of pain, inflammation, fever, fatigue, etc. Conventional forms of cancer treatment using allopathic methods involves the use of chemotherapy, radiation or strong medication which ultimately damage the good cells along with the cancerous cells. While combating cancer is a considerable challenge, recouping the damaged cells is a Himalayan one. This is why cancer patients are opting for alternative medicine as complementary for cancer treatment.

Why do we need alternative medicine to support cancer treatment?

The conventional methods of cancer treatment might be effective but they subject the patient to untold trauma in the process of “killing” the cancer cells.

In conventional cancer treatment, the following 3 methodologies prevail.

  1. Cut by Surgery
  2. Burn by Radiation
  3. Poison by the use of high doses of powerful chemicals in Chemotherapy.

All these methods are highly effective in killing cancer cells but have significant side effects too.

While the cancer cells are destroyed, the other healthy cells of the body also suffer collateral damage. The immune system of the body is also disrupted during cancer treatment and this makes it easy for the patient to have a relapse and for cancer to recur. This damage to healthy cells and impairment of the immune system can be considerably reduced by the use of alternative medicine along with cancer treatment.

Alternative medicine may not cure cancer but it can “heal” the disastrous side-effects of cancer and alleviate the pain caused by it. It can help the cancer patient to regain control of their life by lessening pain, removing the toxins, reducing the stress and improving the energy of the cancer-affected patients so that they not only recover faster but create a shield around them to protect against future relapse of cancer.

Proof that Alternative Medicine can help in cancer treatment

A study was conducted among the 356 cancer patients in the Fred Hutchinson Research Institute at Seattle, U.S.A. It revealed that nearly 70% of the cancer patients who took some kind of alternative medicine to help themselves from cancer showed a dramatic improvement in their well-being due to the added effect of alternative medicine treatment.

How does Alternative Medicine help in cancer treatment?

Cancer patients and survivors suffer from perennial pain, inflammation, perpetual fatigue, continuous nausea, loss of appetite, indigestion, body ache and discomfort, sleeplessness, depression etc.

Alternative Medicine can help cancer patients to regain their lost energy by improving their metabolism and blood circulation through Yogic exercises and Acupuncture treatment. Dietary recommendation and nutritional medicine suggested by Alternative Medicine specialists help to curb nausea and improve appetite and digestion. Stress and anxiety can be reduced through pranayama and meditation.

Alternative Medicine offers a complete solution to reducing the ill-effects of cancer without any harmful side-effects. It includes safe and certified procedures that help in accelerating the process of cancer-healing and enhances the well-being of cancer patients.

Forms of Alternative Medicine that can help in cancer treatment

Alternative Medicine is an umbrella term that encompasses many therapeutic methods like Yoga therapy, Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Nutritional Medicine, etc that can aid cancer treatment.

Let us explore how each of these techniques supports and assists cancer treatment

Yoga Therapy

Yoga has innumerable benefits for cancer patient like these

Person doing Yoga
  • Yogic asanas improve the blood flow to the organs and stimulate them
  • They balance the glands by enhancing the flow of lymphatic fluid within the body
  • Toxins from the body are flushed out through Yogic exercises
  • Metabolism improves along with digestion and appetite.
  • Deep-breathing exercises increase oxygen-flow within the body and boost energy.
  • Stress and depression are relieved by breathing exercises and the patient gain sleep and peace of mind.


Ayurveda has been used for time immemorial for detoxification through natural herbs, oils and mixtures.

Ayurvedic treatment
  • Reduces body pain while balancing the doshas.
  • Lymphatic drainage through oil massages
  • Enemas help in evacuating toxins from the gut.
  • Shirodhara ensures relaxation and good sleep


Homeopathy has been used as a palliative medicine to help in cancer treatment. It helps,

Homeopathic Medicine
  • Reduced inflammation and tumours caused by cancer
  • Healed the skin from excessive heat and hyperpigmentation due to radiation therapy
  • Decreased pain and discomfort after chemotherapy

Nutritional Medicine

Nutritional Medicine focuses on the elimination of toxins from the body to combat cancer. It prescribes acid-free diet, natural juices and raw food to improve immunity, energy and reduce symptoms.

Nutrition - fruits, vegetables and grains While conventional medicine cures cancer, Alternative Medicine can offers a holistic approach in healing and relieving the consequences of this potent illness. So, talk to your doctor about adding Alternative medicine along with regular cancer treatment to find the best remedy for this grave disease.


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