Alternative Treatments for Mesothelioma Patients. A lot has been said about alternative mesothelioma treatment lately. The reason might be the fact that classic medicine still does not have an efficient cure for this type of cancer. Additionally, positive results measured after the alternative mesothelioma treatment are another reason for increased focus on this topic. This rare cancer type which attacks lungs, abdomen and heart protective tissues, called the mesothelial tissues. It is related to long-term or short-term asbestos exposure. Even one-time exposure cancer cases have been reported. Despite the fact that the use of asbestos had fortunately decreased in the past few decades. The number of newly-identified mesothelioma cancer cases did not decrease significantly.
Mechanism of asbestos
Why is this the case? What is the mechanism of asbestos leading to mesothelioma cancer in human body? Scientists have the answer. Mesothelioma can take up to 50 years after the patient’s exposure to asbestos to develop and show the symptoms of cancer. More about Health Hazards of Exposure to Asbestos
Can Mesothelioma Be Cured?
The opinion of the classic, conventional medicine is that, currently, there is unfortunately no specific cure for mesothelioma. Current treatment options include chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and combinations of these three options. The good news is that a significant number of the research studies led the scientists towards better understanding of the disease mechanism.
We can now say that we do understand this type of cancer. Despite the fact that the specific cure does not yet exist, the development of immunotherapy shows positive prospects for the future. Another important point is that the conducted studies have taken into account the alternative mesothelioma treatment options as well. The prospects for the future from this point of view are also rather positive. More about Mesothelioma Treatment Options
Alternative Mesothelioma Treatment
An increased number of patients decides to undergo the alternative mesothelioma treatment. This non-conventional way of treatment includes multiple options, such as nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, acupuncture and acupressure, yoga, Ayurveda medicine and numerous mind-relaxation techniques, such as pet therapy and music therapy.
The key point of nutritional therapy is helping body regain its own way of natural cleaning and regeneration. As the majority of cancer patients lose weight, balanced and rich nutrition is a very important part of a successful cancer treatment. In the same time, nutrition is the meeting point of the conventional, classic medicine and the non-conventional, alternative treatments. Antioxidant rich nutrition, including cherries, carrots, grapes, blueberries, green vegetables. It has shown very good results in patients who combined nutritional therapy with classic medicine treatments.
Practicing yoga can help improve breathing, which is very important in mesothelioma patients. Furthermore, it can help reduce the symptoms of stress and fatigue and help focus on positive thoughts.
Herbal medicine is widespread as it is used for successful relief of both disease symptoms and chemotherapy side-effects. It can be severe and significantly affect the patient’s life quality. We can say that herbal medicine currently represents the most accepted treatment type among all other alternative types of treatments, as some research studies had considered herbal medicine strategies and cures as well. The results have shown that certain plants do inhibit cancer cells growth. Additionally, herbal treatment strengthens the immune system and delays the metastasis stage of cancer. More about Mesothelioma Clinical Trials
Can Positive Thinking Cure Cancer?
Positive thinking can have the placebo effect on patient. The emotional effects of counseling, socializing, meditation, energy therapy, music therapy and pet therapy can help overcome the fear, anxiety, pain, stress and depression. All of the mentioned negative states of mind are caused by disease and, in return, they heavily affect the whole body and the development and progress of the disease itself. All of the above mentioned therapy types reduce stress and fatigue, help relax and establish a balanced energy flow within the human body.
Benefits of positive thinking
The studies and patients’ reports have proved that positive thinking and various alternative mesothelioma treatments improve life quality, including sleep quality, energy levels, the patient’s will to continue the treatment and general well-being. There are cases where alternative therapy cured or helped cure mesothelioma cancer. However, in this moment, we can say with certainty that the effects of these treatments are mainly focused on empowering the human body’s inherent mechanisms to fight the disease. It works by reducing the symptoms. It leads to direct improvement of quality of life and enhances the effects of the classic medicine therapy.