Thousands of cancer treatments have been successful outside mainstream medicine. These alternatives offer better choices for giving the cancer patient’s body a chance to heal. They include herbs and non-herbs, metabolic and immunotherapies, non-toxic chemical mixtures, and electromagnetic technologies.
Mainstream Treatments are not the only answer. Once you are doing everything you can to be healthy, then and only then is it worthwhile to focus on eliminating the cancer itself. This is because so many treatments recommended by the medical industry can weaken your immune system further (e.g. Chemotherapy). Indeed, research is already pretty clear that chemotherapy would make you sick even if you didn’t have cancer. In addition, radiation therapy creates a huge inflammation load – meaning that it literally cooks your insides and turns your own tissues into a toxic wasteland. Finally, surgery is a brutal assault that adds new dangers to your health, with no certainty that all cancerous cells have been removed.
HOW MANY ALTERNATIVE CANCER TREATMENTS ARE THERE?
Probably thousands. Every culture worldwide has used herbs against cancer. The top single herbs in North America, for example, would have to include bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) and chaparral (Larrea tridentata). The most widely used multi-herb mixtures in modern times have probably been Essiac and the Hoxsey formula. A tiny fraction of plants that have been studied for anticancer properties have actually made it into modern clinical practice. This just means that very few active herbal ingredients have been discovered to kill tumors like synthetic chemotherapy drugs do.
The longest-running use of so-called natural drugs entails isolating vincristine and vinblastine alkaloids from the Madagascar periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus). These highly toxic chemicals are used in treating certain kinds of leukemia, especially in children.These comments point to the use of herbs historically as well as currently, in both mainstream and alternative medicine.
NON-HERBAL CANCER TREATMENTS
Animal natural products, especially of marine organisms, include some of the most toxic natural chemotherapies yet discovered. These are not what I call alternatives, because they are under development to be used as isolated drugs, the same way as the periwinkle alkaloids are used. Probably the most famous animal product among alternative treatments is shark cartilage.
The widespread myth about sharks not getting cancer has often been used to support claims about shark cartilage for treating cancer. Sharks do get cancer. Research does, nevertheless, show that shark cartilage inhibits the growth of vascular tissue that feed tumors, thereby slowing tumor growth.
Other non-herbal cancer treatments would include products from mushrooms. I call them non-herbal because these organisms have not been classified in the plant kingdom since the 1950s.
Mushroom products predominantly include various polysaccharide fractions that serve to enhance the immune system. They are commonly derived from maitake, shiitake, or reishi mushrooms.
CHEMICAL MIXTURES AGAINST CANCER
Although chemical mixtures sound scary, the cancer treatment alternatives in this category are nothing like chemotherapy drugs. Each of the following has been used successfully for decades, with little or no side effects when used properly:Five of the most successful of the immune/metabolic therapies are: Hydrazine sulfate 714X Antineoplastons Cesium chloride Laetrile Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) Protocel Mixture