Dozens of alternative approaches to cancer treatment have been successful outside mainstream medicine. These alternatives offer better choices for giving the cancer patient’s body a chance to heal. They include herbs and non-herbs, metabolic and immunotherapies, non-toxic chemical mixtures, and electromagnetic technologies. Read more here for a more complete overview of the top cancer treatment alternatives.
What does it take to heal your body when cancer it growing inside of you? The best chance you have, of course, is to nourish your body to build defenses against a turn-coat invader. Your success, regardless of treatment choice, depends on your own healing power.
MAINSTREAM TREATMENTS ARE NOT THE ANSWER
Once you are doing everything you can to be healthy, then and only then is it worthwhile to go after the cancer itself. This is because so many treatments are much harsher than need be if you are already weakened. Indeed, research is already pretty clear that chemotherapy would make you sick even if you didn’t have cancer.
In addition, radiation therapy creates a huge inflammation load – meaning that it literally cooks your insides and turns your own tissues into a toxic wasteland. Finally, surgery is a brutal assault that adds new dangers to your health, with no certainty that all cancerous cells have been removed.
HOW MANY ALTERNATIVE CANCER TREATMENTS ARE THERE?
Probably thousands. Every culture worldwide has used herbs against cancer. The top single herbs in North America, for example, would have to include bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) and chaparral (Larrea tridentata). The most widely used multi-herb mixtures in modern times have probably been Essiac and the Hoxsey formula.
A tiny fraction of plants that have been studied for anticancer properties have actually made it into modern clinical practice. This just means that very few active herbal ingredients have been discovered to kill tumors like synthetic chemotherapy drugs do. The longest-running use of so-called natural drugs entails isolating vincristine and vinblastine alkaloids from the Madagascar periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus). These highly toxic chemicals are used in treating certain kinds of leukemia, especially in children.
These comments point to the use of herbs historically as well as currently, in both mainstream and alternative medicine. What about other, non-herbal alternatives? This is where cancer treatments really get interesting.
NON-HERBAL CANCER TREATMENTS
Animal natural products, especially of marine organisms, include some of the most toxic natural chemotherapies yet discovered. These are not what I call alternatives, because they are under development to be used as isolated drugs, the same way as the periwinkle alkaloids are used.
Probably the most famous animal product among alternative treatments is shark cartilage. The widespread myth about sharks not getting cancer has often been used to support claims about shark cartilage for treating cancer. Sharks do get cancer. Research does, nevertheless, show that shark cartilage inhibits the growth of vascular tissue that feed tumors, thereby slowing tumor growth.
Other non-herbal cancer treatments would include products from mushrooms. I call them non-herbal because these organisms have not been classified in the plant kingdom since the 1950s. Mushroom products predominantly include various polysaccharide fractions that serve to enhance the immune system. They are commonly derived from maitake, shiitake, or reishi mushrooms.
CHEMICAL MIXTURES AGAINST CANCER
Although chemical mixtures sound scary, the cancer treatment alternatives in this category are nothing like chemotherapy drugs. Each of the following has been used successfully for decades, with little or no side effects when used properly:
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
IMMUNOTHERAPIES AND METABOLIC THERAPIES
Dozens of protocols have been created by cancer clinicians in several countries. This broad class of cancer treatments typically entails multiple phases, often linked to nutritional support. The best of these have been banished from the U.S., usually reappearing in cancer clinics in Tijuana or Juarez, Mexico.
Five of the most successful of the immune/metabolic therapies are:
Issels Whole Body Therapy
Proteolytic Enzyme Therapy
The fundamental research by Dr. Royal Raymond Rife is the hallmark of this treatment approach. His research in the 1930s still stands out, and it has come down through the years in the development of several Rife-Technology devices. Some are now commercially available for research purposes (meaning, you have to at least claim to be a researcher to use one on yourself). A similar modality was invented by Georges Lakhovsky, which he called the Multiple Wave Oscillator. A modernized invention by Gene Koonce that combines the technology of Rife and Lakhovsky is now available as what is called a Vibe Machine.
These kinds of machines are not generally approved as medical devices by the FDA. Indeed, when any such machine gets too popular, the FDA swoops in and shuts things down. Royal Rife was continuously harassed until the day he died. And the main source of information and products on the Vibe Machine was shut down in 2008. Nevertheless, the Vibe Machine has resurfaced as the Quantum Pulse device.
WHAT TO DO NOW
The clearest advice that I can give you is: Become a cancer information junkie. You absolutely must gather all the information that you can, sift through it, and make well-informed decisions on what to do. Some of the best sources of information that I have found, which are easy to understand and highly applicable to everyone, are the ebooks that I describe here: Dr. Clark’s Recommended Books on Cancer Treatment.
Go to that page and read all of the information that I have provided there. Then take immediate action. If you are in a race to win, inaction is your enemy.
The best book that I have found on alternative cancer treatment is the following (click on image for details):
All the best in natural health,