Advantages Of Homeopathic Treatments Over Conventional Cancer Treatments
Homeopathic treatments are not generally accepted and recommended by the medical community as standard solutions. Nonetheless, many cancer patients attest to their benefits not only to the overall health but to mental and emotional wellness as well. Unlike the commonly used chemotherapies and radiotherapies, alternative treatments are availed at far lower prices and have lesser long term side effects. The intake of toxic chemicals is also prevented, which leads to stronger immune system on many patients.
That does not necessarily equate to higher survival rates through homeopathic treatments though, since there are no formal statistics or studies on their medical progress on cancer. I think this is one reason why medical experts still have inhibitions in utilizing alternative treatments.
Recommendations Of Homeopathic Treatments
Despite the lack of consensus, more and more oncologists are embracing adjuvant (not total) homeopathic treatments. Adjuvant treatments refer to alternative medicines that are used in addition to regular chemotherapies, radiotherapies and surgeries. They are often used concurrently or after standard medications.
Many nutritionists and “green doctors” are humming a different tune. Supported by several studies on natural remedies and natural substances in relation to cancer survival, these experts favor the use of natural supplementations instead. Although the fact remains that absolute reliance on alternative medicines might not be totally helpful on some advanced cases, laboratory findings tend to give promising results that can be optimized through further testing and scientific researches.
Breast Cancer Survival Rates Using Natural Substances
Some powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients have been the center of attention among medical practitioners and cancer patients alike. I, myself, have been using certain supplements to reduce the risk of other cancers.
Significantly promising effects on tumor growth and metastasis have been found on several substances. While studies only pertain to either animal testing or in vitro testing (mere laboratory testing), many are still pushing further to see how far these alternative medicines can go with regard to improving the survival rates of breast cancer patients.
Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Using Anti-Oxidants
Not all studies on alternative medicines aim to find treatments but rather, as prevention means. Curcumin is seen leading the list in breast cancer prevention. In 2009, a study concluded that women undergoing Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) can lower their risks (because HRT increases the same risk) by adding curcumin supplements on their dietary intakes.
On the contrary, a traditionally accepted breast cancer-friendly natural substance in the form of soy bean extract has already been discredited by many doctors due to its estrogenic effects that might accelerate tumor growth instead.
Breast Cancer Survival Rates Using Anti-Oxidants
For cancer patients, conventional therapies might either improve or worsen their chances of living, depending on their bodies’ sustenance and immune strength. On a published study, green tea extract fare well against breast cancer cells but not when taken alongside chemo drugs.
Another highly potent anti-oxidant in the form of resveratrol shows great benefit on the apoptosis (self-destruction) of cells to prevent them from further duplicating, making breast cancer survival rates higher on all stages.