What is alternative cancer treatment? | VeritaLife Australia

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Dr. Adem Günes & Dr. Abdulla El-Hossami

What is alternative cancer treatment? | VeritaLife Australia
Alternative Cancer Treatment

Alternative cancer treatments focus on improving a patient’s overall health. It helps boost the immune system and reduce the side effects of conventional treatments. As a cancer patient, you have a wealth of treatment options at your disposal, thanks to tireless research and efforts of the medical community. Your search for alternative treatments is an opportunity to find the best possible path to a better quality of life.

While a complete cure may not be within reach through alternative treatments, they can still make a significant difference in managing the various symptoms and side effects of the disease. From reducing nausea and pain to improving sleep and managing anxiety, these treatments offer a ray of hope and a way to take control of your health.

Cancer treatments

For the past five to six decades, radiotherapy and chemotherapy have been the conventional treatments for cancer.
These treatments work by using radiation and chemicals to target and destroy cancer cells, but they can also harm healthy cells in the process, causing unpleasant side effects for the patient. If you undergo chemotherapy, you may experience hair loss, digestive problems, fatigue, sores, and bruising.

Despite these drawbacks, many cancer patients are actively seeking alternative treatments that may be gentler on the body. However, it’s important to remember that not all alternative treatments have been scientifically proven and some may even be harmful. Before trying any alternative treatment, it’s crucial to consult with a healthcare professional and thoroughly research the option to ensure your safety and well-being.

What are alternative Cancer treatments?

At VeritaLife Australia, we offer a range of alternative cancer treatments tailored to each individual patient based on their diagnosis. “Alternative” refers to any treatment that does not fall within the conventional triad of surgery, chemotherapy, or radiotherapy. Our alternative treatments are gentler and less invasive, minimizing negative impacts on the patient’s overall health and well-being.

Our approach at Verita Life is holistic and integrated, treating the body as a complete entity and promoting overall health, not just targeting cancer cells. We consider the health of the patient’s organs, immune system, and psychology, as well as their lifestyle. The goal is to provide comprehensive care that addresses all aspects of the patient’s health and well-being.

How long has alternative cancer medicine been around?

Complementary and alternative medicine treatments have a long history, predating conventional medicine by thousands of years. It wasn’t until the mid-20th century that conventional medicine gained widespread acceptance. However, in the 1960s and 70s, advocacy groups began to push for a more personalized and empowering approach to cancer treatment.

Different Ways to treat cancer

Contrary to popular belief, patients do not have to limit themselves to either conventional or alternative cancer treatments. In fact, many of our treatments at Verita Life can serve as complementary options in addition to standalone treatments. Our offerings include natural and less chemically intensive treatments that are generally safe and gentle on the body. You have the power to choose the treatments that work best for you and your health.

Metronomic Therapy – Metronomic Therapy is a new approach to cancer treatment that uses low-dose chemotherapy drugs instead of conventional high-dose chemotherapy. This type of therapy is especially effective for treating ovarian and other gynecological cancers. The idea behind metronomic therapy is to use a lower dose of medication for a longer period of time. Cytotoxic drugs, also known as antineoplastics, are commonly used in this therapy. They are a group of chemicals that are toxic to cells and are used in cancer treatment to prevent the growth or replication of cancer cells. Many patients have seen positive results from metronomic therapy, including a high rate of clinical remission.

Herbal Medicine – Herbal Medicine is a natural alternative treatment option for cancer that uses plant-based herbal products and immune-activating compounds. It is especially effective for treating liver cancer and has been used traditionally for many years. Curcumin, resveratrol, silibinin, and other herbal extracts are commonly used to treat liver cancer. While surgery is the most effective treatment for skin cancer, herbal medicine can be used as an alternative.

Anti-angiogenic therapy – Anti-angiogenic therapy is a type of treatment that reduces the blood supply to tumors and prevents the formation of new blood cells. Common anti-angiogenic drugs include bevacizumab, aflibercept, and ramucirumab.

Metabolic treatment – Metabolic treatment aims to starve cancer cells of glucose and block their energy production.

Biological treatment – Biological treatment works by boosting the body’s immune system and stimulating a response against cancer cells.

Local Hyperthermia – Local Hyperthermia targets and destroys tumors without damaging surrounding healthy cells.

IPT – IPT (Insulin Potentiation Therapy) is a combination of conventional and alternative cancer treatments.
It involves low-dose chemotherapy and insulin, which lowers sugar levels and starves cancer cells while reducing their resistance to chemotherapy.

Dendritic Cell cancer treatment – Dendritic Cell cancer treatment involves removing immune cells (dendritic cells) from the body, turning them into a vaccine, and then re-administering them near the lymph node to fight cancer cells.

How Can Alternative Medicine Help People with Cancer?

Alternative cancer treatments may not cure cancer directly, but they can play a crucial role in managing the side effects associated with cancer and its treatments, such as anxiety, nausea, pain, fatigue, vomiting, difficulty sleeping, and stress. There is a growing body of research supporting the use of alternative methods in conjunction with conventional treatments, which health providers refer to as integrated medicine.

This approach aims to strike the right balance between conventional and alternative treatments, offering patients the best possible outcomes. Precision cancer medicine, for example, is a sequencing treatment based on a patient’s cancer genomic profile, and is commonly used as an alternative treatment for colon cancer stage 4 and other types of
cancer. The combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy has a high success rate and can help prolong patients’ lives.

Immunotherapy, on the other hand, leverages the body’s natural defenses to fight cancer, with the goal of improving the immune system’s ability to attack cancer cells. This treatment is commonly used as an alternative for cervical cancer, and is often combined with chemotherapy. The success rate with immunotherapy is higher than with radiation or chemotherapy alone. However, there can be side effects, such as diarrhea, flu-like symptoms, skin reactions, and others.

Body revival, rooted in Ayurvedic medicine, works on the principles of cell regeneration and immunotherapy. This approach uses a carefully crafted mixture of herbs to treat diseases like cancer, supporting healing and boosting cell regeneration, improving immunity, and inhibiting the formation of new cancer cells.

These are just a few examples of alternative treatments available to cancer patients, alongside conventional treatments like chemotherapy.

To find out more about these alternative cancer treatments that would best suit your needs, or other treatments we offer, get in touch with Veritelife Australia today and book your free consultation.

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