Cancer claims over a million lives every year, making it one of the most feared diseases in the world. When modern treatments prove ineffective, people tend to look at alternatives for relief.
There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for cancer. For every individual case, there is a different treatment. Over the years the use of alternative therapies such as homeopathy, Ayurveda and naturopathy have been gaining in popularity around the world due to their non-invasive nature and reduced risk of nasty side-effects.
Naturopathy looks at the overall lifestyle of the cancer patient in a bid to change their living conditions, diet and exercise.
The main premise of naturopathy - as with many alternative therapies, is that there is a life force running through each of us keeping us alive. A healthy life force keeps the body and mind functioning correctly, while any blockages or disturbances create imbalances and diseases.
Naturopathy is most commonly used for treating the side-effects of modern cancer treatment such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery. These invasive therapies often lower the immune responses and invite weakness, fatigue and infection. Naturopathy is thought to boost energy levels and strengthen the body to give it a better fighting chance.
It is thought by some scientists that naturopathy helps rid the body of toxins, thereby strengthening the immune system.
Some studies even show that patients have smaller tumours after undergoing naturopathy alongside their regular treatment programme.
To find out more about how this therapy works, please visit our Naturopathy page. Always seek advice from your GP before opting for a different course of therapy as it may not be compatible with the drugs you are already taking.
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