Mesothelioma: Alternative Treatment
Alternative Treatments Mesothelioma Patients Need to Know About
Alternative treatments for mesothelioma supplement treatment approaches prescribed by healthcare professionals. They include:
A variety of herbs can reduce the severity of mesothelioma symptoms. Essiac tea is used to cleanse the blood and is recommended if a cancer patient has undergone chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Graviola has been promoted as being effective in attacking prostate, lung, breast, colon and pancreatic cancers while leaving healthy cells unaffected. Red clover has been found to contain anti-tumor compounds.
Massages improve blood circulation and provide relief from pain and stress. Although massages can't cure mesothelioma, they can help patients cope with the pain and stress associated with living with mesothelioma.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapeutic technique. It involves the placement of acupuncture needles on specific energy points in the body to release positive energy to diseased areas of the body. Acupuncture can provide pain relief to mesothelioma cancer patients.
Yoga comprises a set of physical exercises that improve flexibility, promote relaxation and a sense of well being. Yoga is the only form of physical exercise that massages the glands and organs of the body. This massaging of bodily organs has been linked to disease prevention. The stretching of muscles that is brought about by yoga exercises improves blood circulation that in turn helps flush out toxins and provides psychological benefits such as a renewed enthusiasm for life.
Meditation refers to the process of focusing on the mind so that a state of relaxation is achieved. A person who is meditating can focus on counting or his or her breathing. Research has shown that meditation can lead to improvement in overall health. When a person focuses on a certain region of the body during meditation, there is an increased flow of nutrients to that area. Specific health benefits of meditation are lower blood pressure for hypertension patients, immune system enhancement, enhanced postoperative recovery,
Spiritual healing is the channeling of healing energy from its spiritual source to a person in need of healing. The channel is a person known as a healer. The healing energy is transferred through the healer's hands. Spiritual healing is believed to be of value to resolving a mental, physical or emotional problem. As such, mesothelioma patients may find this therapeutic technique helpful.
Mesothelioma patients and cancer patients in general need to pay special attention to their diet because a bad diet can render a cancer treatment program ineffective. Foods in a cancer fighting diet contain nutrients to kill cancer cells. Foods recommended for consumption for cancer patients include: organic vegetables, whole almonds, whole walnuts, wheatgrass juice and barley grass juice. Meat and refined foods are to be avoided.
Visualization / Guided Imagery Therapy
Visualization or guided imagery therapy for cancer patients involves imagining about better health. Visualization sends positive messages to the area of the brain that controls emotions. The emotional center of the brain affects the immune system and the nervous system which regulates heart rate, breathing rate and blood pressure. The proven health benefits of visualization / guided imagery therapy are: reduced stress, reduced chronic pain, reduced blood pressure, improved ability to cope with headaches and depression.
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