Choosing the right form of treatment is something that weighs heavily on the minds of cancer patients of all kinds. It is a life and death decision that is not to be taken lightly. A person can be swayed by doctors or even family members or friends to take a certain course of action. It is absolutely necessary for the patient to have a say in their treatment, be their own advocate, and choose the treatment that they feel is best for them after being given all the known facts and statistics.
How is a person supposed to make an educated decision when they are only given one option or maybe even two options of treatment? Cancer patients deserve to be made aware of all of the options available to them so that they can make the appropriate choice. Chemotherapy, while it remains an effective treatment for many and has longevity on its side, is only one option. Homeopathy is another option of treatment that should be brought to everyone’s attention.
Homeopathic medicines aim to manage pain, boost immunity and energy levels, and overall well-being. Homeopathic remedies are primarily sourced from herbs, animal products, minerals, or plants. Nutrients are used to assist the body in healing itself and fight off illness. This alternative treatment option is used for cancer in particular. The main point is that cancer depletes the body of essential vitamins and minerals. The homeopathic remedies work to repair the body and restore such depleted nutrients. The ultimate goal is to enhance the body’s own self-healing response. While research studies on the subject are minimal, research that has been conducted shows that it can be seen as a viable option, as many of these homeopathic cancer treatments have had success with treating cancer.
While not the only option, homeopathic cancer treatments may be used to help combat cancer effectively and should be considered. Incorporating the traditional methods of treating cancer with alternative methods, such as homeopathy, a practitioner may stand a better chance of helping someone fight cancer than by just using one of the standard treatment methods. There are plenty of doctors out there that specialize in Homeopathic Medicine that could further educate individuals on the benefits of using homeopathic remedies in the treatment of cancer. Keeping informed and educated, as well as keeping options open, is the best way to make the best possible decision for your health, wellness, and future.
Opinion and Blog by Heather Granruth
Edited by Leigh Haugh
National Center for Homeopathy
A. U. Ramakrishnan & Catherine R. Coulter. “A Homeopathic Approach to Cancer Hardcover. ” March, 2001.