Homeopathy and conventional cancer medicine
Cancer is a state in which the body or a certain organ undergoes an arbitrary cell production defying the biological and natural laws of cell production in the human organism. It is a state of ''cell revolution''; in the short term, it brings disorder to the natural processes of the body and the affected organ; in the long-term, it can result in destroying vital parts of the body, causing it to collapse.
Homeopathy may offer an important aid to the fight against cancer.
What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy, as a system of alternative medicine, was created in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann based on the principle of ‘like cures like’ – in other words, a substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if it was taken in large amounts.
Homeopathic medicines are manufactured using a process combining serial dilution and “succussion" (vigorous shaking). Homeopathic medicines are considered to be perfectly safe to use for babies, children and pregnant or breastfeeding women, who are under the supervision of a medically-qualified practitioner.
Can homeopathy cure cancer?
From a doctor’s perspective and regarding the patient, it would not be accurate to claim that homeopathy can cure cancer. However, it may affect the life expectancy of the cancer patient, as well as their quality of life.
Homeopathy’s contribution to a patient’s psychology
The psychological profile of a cancer patient is very delicate and fragile. Homeopathy’s first step of aid is to significantly improve the psychological factors and state of the patient, therefore becoming a very useful weapon in the fight against cancer. Many patients have already remarked how the homeopathic treatment helped them, made them more cheerful and positive, and how much it improved their general mental and emotional frame and state.
Additionally, homeopathy has a positive effect on some of the mental disorders, frequent in patients fighting not only cancer but other life-threatening diseases, which is characterized by physical symptoms that cannot be explained fully by a medical condition or by the direct effect of a substance. (This kind of physical symptoms are called “somatic symptoms”.) In particular, with homeopathy, the cancer patient, who is usually under immense psychological pressure and in a very fragile state, can get an essential boost, as the body’s well-being is improved.
How does homeopathy help the body?
Since the body of the cancer patient is in a ''red-alert state’’, all the immune system functions and energy are focused on fighting cancer. The homeopathic treatment can help the body stabilize other functions and systems, and efficiently soothe and regulate other symptoms such as high blood pressure or increased blood sugar. Therefore this can allow the body to focus more effectively on fighting cancer.
Consequently, the homeopathic treatment can become a parallel choice and a safe additional therapeutic approach to the existing one. The patient should not stop or interfere with their current therapy method. Especially in the case of cancer, when all of the body’s functions are making every effort trying to overcome it, the patient should not be in a dilemma for which therapy to pick: the options should always be scientifically evaluated by the current needs of the patient's body.
Early diagnosis of cancer: its best treatment
However, if somebody still needs an answer to which is the best therapy against cancer, then, in all likelihood, the best possible answer is prevention. When we manage to prevent a disease from affecting us, we are essentially remedying it. If people detect cancer at the earliest stage possible, then the effort to fight it has the highest chances to be a successful one.
This means that if someone has any symptoms or indications, they should regularly visit their doctor and regularly perform all the necessary medical checks and lab tests to diagnose as early as possible. The early diagnosis of cancer sets the stage for its optimal treatment and it is the case when we can be most confident about the therapeutic result.
Homeopathy: a parallel and complementary therapy
Homeopathic treatment can be a parallel and complementary therapy to the already existing, standardized and by-the-book conventional medicine. This is very important for homeopathy because for instance, nowadays the cancer patient and any patient can have all the advantages of the homeopathic treatment in parallel with their medical treatment.
As the two approaches will be followed in parallel, homeopathy may help strengthen the patient's immune system (although there is no clinical evidence to support this). As a result, the patient may be able to overcome other medical conditions and therefore have more energy to fight cancer, making medical treatments even more effective.
Conclusion: research and collaborate
In conclusion, patients who utilize both therapeutic methods have higher chances to achieve a beneficial result. This should be done in collaboration with their doctor, supporting patients’ fight against cancer.