types of cancer and much more are the
treatment options available for the same.
What happens to the body in Cancer?
The abnormal (cancerous) cells divide uncontrollably in the body and
have the ability to break into (infiltrate) and destroy the normal body
tissue. These abnormal cells can then start spreading throughout the
body (metastasis) at a later stage.The
problem occurs because the normal body tissues cannot get
enough resources to survive due to the consumption of these
resources by the cancerous cells.
What causes Cancer?
Cancer is triggered by ‘mutation’ in the DNA of the calls of
the body. A mutation is a damaging change that has occurred
in the DNA. DNA of the cells is like an ‘informative set of
instructions about growth and division’. When this gets
damaged (mutated), the cells have no proper instructions on
how to grow and divide, so they start growing haphazardly
and multiplying in a chaotic manner. This causes the onset
of what is called ‘cancer’. Now this mutation can be caused
due to a number of factors such as:
These are just some of the
many things that can trigger a mutation and initiate cancer
in the body.
- Genetic tendency
(Family history of cancer)
- Virus (certain
- Excessive drinking
- Being obese
- Skin damage caused by
excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation
- Unsafe sexual contact
(certain sexually transmitted viral infections)
- Certain harmful
chemicals in the environment
- Some chronic health
conditions such as Ulcerative colitis, Hepatitis C, etc
can turn cancerous
of homoeopathy in cancer management:
The scope of Homoeopathy for cancer management varies
depending on the type of cancer, stage of cancer and the
general health of the patient. Following are some of the
aspects of Cancer management with Homoeopathy:
1) One of the most distressing complaints associated
with some varieties of Cancer is the agonizing pain.
Conventional medicines can provide pain relief but only to a
certain extent and these medicines are not without any side
effects. Moreover there is always a restriction to the
dosage that can be safely administered to the patient. The
advantage of administering Homoeopathic medicines in such
cases is that there can be effective pain control without
inducing any side effects.
2) Homoeopathy can help in improving the general well
being and vitality of the patient.
3) Conventional treatment options for cancer
(chemotherapy, radiotherapy, etc) are associated with
distressing side effects and homoeopathy can play a
definitive role to counter these side effects.
4) The diagnosis of cancer often leaves the patient
with a sense of depression, anxiety and fear. The treatment
may induce additional irritability, impatience and mood
fluctuations. Homoeopathy can influence the psyche of the
patient and help him to deal with these emotions in a better
5) Homoeopathic medicines may also have a role to play
in controlling the pace at which the disease increases and
spread of the disease to other organs.
Homoeopathic medicines can also be administered along with
the conventional medication and thus it can fulfill its role
as a complementary treatment for Cancer management. It must
be remembered that Homoeopathy is not a substitute or
alternative for conventional medication or surgery wherever
these are indicated. Needless to say, Homoeopathic treatment
is without any side-effects whatsoever.