Health Fitness

Cancer and its treatments

Let’s understand what cancer is and how it develops. Basically, cancer, in simple terms, develops when a group of cells shows rampant growth. Being invasive in nature, they invade and destroy the adjacent tissue or organ. They are classified as carcinoma, sarcoma, lymphoma, leukemia, germ cell tumor, and blastoma.

It is a common understanding, whether you follow allopathic, Ayurvedic or naturopathic practice, that the risk of developing cancer is increased by environmental factors (radiation exposure), an improper diet (sugars, junk food, high fat content), the smoking and alcohol, along with a predisposition (genetic or family) to cancer.

Cancer treatment In addition to conventional methods or allopathic cancer treatment, there is also a natural and herbal treatment that many people follow. Although they differ in their treatment methods, the basic concept is to boost the immune system to better fight or reduce cancer.

Under herbal cancer treatment or Ayurvedic cancer treatment, there are many herbs that are used to treat various types of cancers such as Mandukaparni (Bacopa monerea), Kasamarda (cassia oxidentalis), Pippali (Piper longum), Shatavari (Asparagus resimosus), Amlaki (Philanthus amblica), Amaltas (Cassia fistula), Bhoy-Amli (Philanthus nurare), Sarphunkha (Purple Tephrosia), Shigru (Moringa olifera), Ashoka (Seraka Ashoka), Triphala (Three Mirobelanos), Anantmula (Hermidesmus indicus), Maniajishtha (cordifolia) that are used in specific types of cancers. Then there are also herbs that help build immunity and therefore fight cancer. Herbal cancer treatment believes in the potency of various herbs such as Annona muricata which showed active cytotoxicity against cancer cells, Artemisia annua as a promising potential cancer treatment, Hydrastis canadensis used in many cancer treatments, Sanguinaria Canadensis part I or Bloodroot, Viscum album or mistletoe apart from being cytotoxic also stimulates the immune system response by increasing the number of white blood cells. Then Pygeum (Prunus Africana and Saw Palmetto are used to cure mild to moderate benign prostatic hyperplasia, facilitating urination and reducing inflammation and cholesterol deposits.

Naturopathy encourages natural healing. The natural treatment for cancer practiced by naturopaths, although they also believe in strengthening the immune system, emphasize more on the practice of a good diet and a healthy life. They firmly believe that natural foods are better than processed ones. Stale and oily food should never be eaten. Naturopaths believe that for the natural treatment of cancer, these steps should be followed: do not eat artificial sugar or junk food, eliminate a diet high in fat, eat raw foods: fruits, vegetables, sprouted nuts and grains, stop eating snacks between meals , one to three glasses of fresh carrot juice, sufficient intake of fresh pure water, sunbathe every day, walk barefoot on the earth and green every day, breathe deeply, exercise regularly and have a good night’s sleep.

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