CANCER…that ignominious cell intruder who covers itself with a ‘cloak’, like a blood clot, and stealthily evades our immune system. Then proceeds to defy death and multiply to take over our, previously healthy body, to make it its own.
The word invokes fear.
Because there is no cure.
And even if you do get rid of it, it taunts you mercilessly that one day, “it will be back.”
So what do we do?
We know that 30% is related to the person’s Microbiome, that 50% is their altered Immune System, the remaining 20% is…a mystery, e.g., Genetic? Epigenetic? Methylation? Stress? Hypoxia?
The aims include,
1. To increase the host’s resistance to cancer cells and to improve the terrain to which these cells aim for.
2. To nourish with a wholesome diet
3. To focus on the health of the whole person; spiritually, mentally, intellectually, socially.
4. To provide an individual treatment, not just a blanket response.
5. To provide natural remedies with no side-effects.
Some treatments would include,
a) Relaxation, distress activities and perspectives
b) Anti-anxiety herbal treatment
c) Anti-inflammatory and immune/ auto-immune support
d) Slowing tumour growth and inciting cancer cell apoptosis
e) Hormonal balance
f) Blood sugar level regulation
g) Support for liver and kidneys
h) Microbiome rebalance
i) All individually-based treatments
j) Ancient wisdom.
Our immune system has a Tumour necrosis Factor which daily eradicates stray cells, a DNA which checks the helix and attempts to mend it; but we are far from finding a cure. Natural Medicine believes that our body has the power to heal itself, and, with the right conditions, it can do so. However, finding those ‘right’ conditions can be challenging. If we can re-strengthen and support the body’s natural immune defenses, we can improve the possibility of improving protection against cancer cells developing and allowing some sort of “spontaneous recovery after the event” (Bone and Mills (2013:175) Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy. 2nd Ed. Churchill Livingstone. Elsevier. USA).
Sunshine Beach Naturopathy 2017