There are a lot of misconceptions about alternative cancer treatments. Many of these are widespread and a lot of people believe these to their own hurt.
Why You Should Know The Truth About Alternative Cancer Treatments
Recent stats and trends show that the rate of cancer is really going high right now, even among children. It has now come to the point that one in three persons will develop life-threatening cancers at some points in their lives.
Some researchers even believe this is closer to 1 in 2 persons. These scary stats should make everyone know one or two facts about alternative cancer treatments.
Unfortunately, the well-known and most patronized cancer treatment is the conventional type which unfortunately has lots of adverse side effects and offers a low chance of recovery if not coupled with alternative therapies.
Conventional treatment for cancer includes chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, hormone therapy, and drug therapy. Conventional cancer medicine defines cure as a being alive for 5 years after cancer diagnosis.
So, this means conventional doctors don’t even expect their patients to live normal as before or to even live longer than 5 years after diagnosis.
The sad thing about this is that most people are treated with conventional therapies alone and this will not improve their survival except they add alternative therapies.
Alternative cancer therapies offer the best track records for real recoveries and that’s why it is important for people dealing with cancer to know about these alternative therapies.
We have been doing this on this blog and in this particular post, we want to clear the misconceptions about alternative cancer treatments.
5 Common Misconceptions About Alternative Cancer Treatments
I will be throwing some light on common misconceptions about alternative cancer treatments every day that almost make me cry. I will start from the most stupid to the very funny one. Lol
1. Alternative cancer treatments are unscientific, developed, and administered by quacks
Alternative medicine practitioners are always labeled as quacks, unscientific/pseudo-science, or a medical heretic.
These are terms given to people who don’t want to bind themselves to the pharmaceutical machine, people who they see as threats or competitions.
Alternative medicine is scientific (and in science, nothing stands before observation), has more successful track records, and has helped millions of people beat the 5 year survival range.
There are trained professionals in this field, they are called Naturopathic doctors (ND) and the truth is that natural medicine is always ahead of conventional.
I don’t even like the fact that is called “alternative” when this is the first medicine of mankind. Man can never be smarter than nature neither can we improve nature. Just walk with her and not against her.
What natural medicine has been saying for hundreds of years and using to it heal, conventional medicine is just waking up to those facts after denying them for many years.
Examples are the gut health (this has been a source of heated debate between this two main field of medicine and they just woke up to the fact the gut, also known as the second brain affects every part of humans).
Body-mind medicine field is also in the spotlight after conventional medicine has been in denial for years that emotions have nothing to do with diseases.
Food as medicine has now been accepted as recent studies have proved that what natural healers have been saying for years is true. A bad diet is the mother of every disease.
Others are sleep, colors, art, acupuncture, the role of micronutrients in treating disease, and many more. Natural medicine has and will always be ahead.
If this makes them quacks and all those names, then we will gladly bear it. We will answer it with joy because we see miracles happen every day in this field.
Incurable diseases conventional medicine can’t handle are handled effortlessly by natural medicine. We don’t suppress symptoms but remove the root causes, and supply the right nutrients for the body to heal itself.
2. Alternative cancer treatment is simply eating organics and taking supplements
This almost makes me scream at people who think this way. If you think this way, please change before cancer kills you or just go and take chemo. Natural medicine is more than just herbs. Herbs are just one of the approaches used, not the one and only thing used.
Alternative cancer treatment is a multi-faceted approach to cancer. We use many non-invasive (except in cases where the tumor presses on an organ, we advise surgery) and non-toxic therapies to help the body get back to balance and heal itself.
Some of the approaches combined into one treatment plan are:
- Your spirit, Spiritual health/healing
- Your soul, Emotional health and trapped/suppressed negative emotions
- Change of diet, in healing, nothing stands before diet. No matter how promising the treatment you are using is, if you are not supporting it with the right diet, you won’t get your result.
- Whole-body detoxification
- Change of lifestyle
- Specific use of botanicals, herbs, and even supplements
- Surgery might be needed if the tumor is pressing on an organ
- In very few cases, low-grade chemo might be needed to slow down a fast-growing tumor. This is where the integrative approach helps
- Fast mimicking diet or a well-planned juice fast that can last over 2 weeks.
- Acupuncture, hydrotherapy, massage, sauna, chiropractic adjustments, light therapy, prayers, etc.
And others that help remove the root causes and set the preconditions for the body to heal itself because only the body knows how to do so.
So you see that herbs, organic foods, and supplements are not the only thing you take. If I am to write on treatment procedures, it would be close to a thousand pages. So don’t think natural treatments are all about herbs.
I get a lot of request from cancer patients asking the wrong questions like: “Please what fruit or veggie can I take for cancer”, “Please do you have soursop?”, “What herbs can you give me for cancer?.
Well, they tried reaching out but they are asking the wrong questions. What you should be asking are:
- “What caused this cancer in the first place?” This will help us come in and explain the common causes of cancer and help you understand it is not caused by one thing alone and cannot be handled by just one thing like taking organics.
- “How can I reverse/treat/cure this condition?” This will help us explain how and why you need a multifaceted approach. We will also let you know everything that is involved.
Don’t come insisting on taking only herbs, we won’t support you because that alone is not sustainable. Besides, in taking herbs, you also need professional guidance.
- In cases of cancer, you don’t just take one herb but combine them. This synergetic effect will produce more result than taking only one herb
- You have to know the right herbs to combine because some herbs react with other herbs, some cancel the effects of other herbs, and a particular herb might not be right for your condition.
- Also, you don’t take many herbs or herbal mixtures. The less you take, the more effective. Taking more can overstimulate your immune system and this is also dangerous as a low immune system. So take few herbs and stick to the dosage.
There are many precautions you have to follow regarding herbs and botanicals. Even supplements are not created equal. Some forms of supplements are more absorbable than others.
So, you still need a professional guidance even if you choose to take herbs only but most naturopaths (well-trained ones) will advise you against such move.
You need first and foremost to detox your body because healing can never take place in a dirty and clogged internal environment.
Then with herbs, combine other therapies, like the ones listed above. This holistic approach will help you see the desired result fast and improve your overall wellbeing.
3. If alternative cancer treatments work, medical doctors would be using them
We have a blog post dedicated to this issue, we won’t waste much time and repeat that here. Just click here to read why oncologists don’t recommend alternative cancer treatments.
4. No expert endorse alternative cancer treatments
This is laughable because it is untrue. There are lots of highly acclaimed doctors endorsing and using this approach and even writing books about them.
Even though the laws and medical organizations have tied their hands, things are changing. Some are taking licenses in naturopathic medicine and have started practice in this field.
Numerous and well respected physicians, Nobel Prize-winning scientists, Physicists, and other respected cancer researchers have written books on alternative cancer treatments thereby endorsing it and calling on their colleagues in conventional fields to do so.
A lot of mainstream oncologists and doctors really care about their patients are really learning and trying new things. They dared to venture into alternative medicine.
At the end of this, if you are following this battle between alternative and conventional cancer therapies, you will discover that this is not a war against conventional doctors but a war against ignorance, ego, and financial greed.
5. Alternative cancer treatment is very cheap
Well, I find this very funny. Many who think alternative cancer treatment is all about taking herbs except it to be cheap, some (friends and family) even want free treatment LOL.
Alternative cancer treatment is not cheap.
Any time you are tempted to think this way, come back and read the sentence in bold above.
There are many tests you will undergo, and you will be undergoing tests during the treatment.
You will buy herbs and supplements, they didn’t fall from heaven even though trees and grasses are all around. People took their time to prepare and make them into absorbable forms to help you heal.
So be ready to pay for your herbs and supplements. Some of the herbs used in cancer treatments are not even that common. Sometimes we get some of our herbs from a different part of the country.
Even though, this is not very expensive, it is not very cheap either. And unfortunately, health insurance does not cover alternative cancer therapies.
We hope we’ve been able to clear these misconceptions. If you have more questions or misconceptions you want us to clear for you, kindly do so in the comment section or if it’s personal, message us here.