FIRST LETS SEE SOME GENERAL TRENDS
AS WITH MOST TYPES OF COMPLEMENTARY THERAPY, PEOPLE USE IT BECAUSE IT MAY CURE OR HELP THEM FEEL BETTER OR MORE IN CONTROL OF THEIR SITUATION.
Some people choose homeopathy because it is a completely different type of treatment compared to conventional medicine. Its less expensive, without any side-effects of chemotherapy, no cardiotoxicity and can be used at all ages.
It is used alongside conventional medicine. You should not have it instead of conventional cancer treatment in most cases.
Homeopaths believe that it can treat a wide range of symptoms and conditions.
Homeopathy for people with cancer is promoted as a natural way to help you:
cope with stress, anxiety and depression
control symptoms and side effects such as pain, sickness and tiredness
slow down the cancer process or the pace of disease
it can be curative in Stage 1 cancer treatment or in encapsulated tumors
LATEST APPROACH TOWARDS CANCERWHAT HOMEOPATHY INVOLVES?
It is important that you see a trained and registered homeopathic practitioner. Some medical doctors are trained homeopaths. There are hospitals in the India, Brazil and UK that offer homeopathy on the AYUSH and NHS.
On your first visit, your homeopath will ask you general questions about your health, lifestyle, diet and medical history. They will probably ask about sleep patterns, your mood and emotions.
This information helps the homeopath decide on the best remedies to pick specifically for you. These are classed as unlicensed medicines.
The consultation usually lasts about 45 to 60 minutes. Further appointments may be shorter, perhaps only 15 minutes to half an hour.
Homeopathic remedies come as tablets, granules, powders or liquid. You take them by mouth or as creams or drops. Your therapist will let you know how to take your remedies and how often.
They’ll also let you know when to go back for a check up to see if your condition has improved. If you have a long lasting (chronic) condition you may need to go back a few times to find the best remedy to help you.
To make best use of these follow up appointments, your homeopath may ask you to keep a record of any changes in your symptoms or condition.
You can buy homeopathic remedies over the counter at the chemist or in health food shops to treat minor ailments. A pharmacist might be able to advise you on those that are safe to use. Remember though, that these remedies will not be specifically tailored for you.
You can also buy homeopathic remedies over the internet. We advise that you don’t do this because there is no guarantee that you will receive the correct remedy or that it will be of good quality.SIDE EFFECTS
Using homeopathic medicine is generally safe. Some homeopaths warn people that their symptoms could get slightly worse before they settle down and improve. But this doesn’t happen very often. A Swiss meta analysis of homeopathy trials in 2006 found that homeopathy given appropriately by a trained homeopath was safe and had few side effects.
It is still very important to tell your cancer doctors before using any homeopathic remedy. Tell your homeopath that you are having cancer treatment too.WHAT HOMEOPATHY COSTS?
Your first consultation with a private homeopath will usually cost between INR 500 to INR 10,000. Further appointments usually cost less – about INR 500 to INR 5000 depending on the location of the place and experience of homeopath. It will also depend on the skill level of his staff or assistants who usually take the first case and prepare it for the main consultant.
Your remedy will usually be included in the consultation price, but do check this first. Homeopathic tablets or other products usually cost around INR 100 to INR500 if you need to buy them separately in India.FINDING A HOMEOPATH
You won’t need to find a homeopath privately if your doctor refers you to one of the homeopathic hospitals. But if you are looking for private treatment, you need to make sure that you have chosen a qualified and reputable homeopath.QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT ASK
How many years of training have you had?
How long have you been practising?
Have you had training for treating and supporting people with cancer?
Do you have indemnity insurance? (in case of negligence)
Heres a video from BBC of a lady Homeopath in support of Homeopathy treatment for Cancer.Homeopathic Remedies for cancer
Following is the list of some common used homeopathic remedies for cancer
Calcarea flour, Conium, Lapis albus, Hecla lava, Silicea, Phytolacca, Condurango, Baryta carb, Baryta mur, Mercurius, Carcinocin, Schirrinum, Thuja, Hydrastis, Plumbum iod, Arsenicum album, Phosphorus etc.
Details of homeopathic remedies for cancerCalcarea fluorica. [Calc-f]
This homeopathic remedy for cancer is most useful for knots, kernels or hardened lumps in the female breast, accompanied with indurated glands of stony hardness; the enlargements may occur in the fasciae. It will prevent the development of cancer, and should be considered always in the cases where the breasts present suspicious lumps. Enchondroma.Lapis albus. [Lap-a]
Several cases of incipient scirrhus (cancer) of the breasts, presenting retraction of the nipple, and the other characteristic symptoms have been cured with this remedy. It is of signal use in many cases of goiter. Dr. E. G. Jones recommends Lapis in malignant diseases of the uterus where the discharges are black and offensive and intense burning pains all through the diseased part.Silicea. [Sil]
This homeopathic remedy will often abate the pains of cancer. Lupus and sarcoma with a thick yellow and offensive discharge.
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