Many natural medicines have proven clinical and scientific efficacy for various types and stages of cancer. They can often be used integratively with chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Natural medicines work with your body to restore health and help prevent cancer recurrence. They can also lessen the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, while at the same time enhancing the efficacy of these therapies.
Suggested natural medicines will vary depending on the type and stage of cancer, and individual factors such as genetics and lifestyle. A naturopathic doctor will ensure safe and effective dosing, and that there are no drug interactions with other medications you may be taking.
There are numerous natural medicines that have proven scientific and clinical efficacy for various types and stages of cancer. Most of these medicines also help to lessen or resolve the common side effects associated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
The following are some of the more commonly prescribed medicines:
- Mushroom extracts
- High-dose melatonin
It’s important to speak with a naturopathic doctor before taking any of these medicines to rule out possible drug interactions and hypersensitivity reactions, and to ensure that a medicine is right for your specific case. The quality of the medicine as well as dosing are also of paramount importance.