• Has anyone seen a Complimentary Alternative Medicine Doctor?

    Asked by ariez on Monday, September 18, 2017

    Has anyone seen a Complimentary Alternative Medicine Doctor?

    The Dr I saw suggested that I take Reishi Mushroom, tumeric, and green tea supplements. I'm wondering If anyone else is doing or has done this and it is helping. My last PET scan showed some of the cancer cells disappeared and others have shrunk. I am on Rituxin, Gemzar, and oxaliiplatin as my chemotherapy but had to stop for recovery time.

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    • DoreenLouise's Avatar
      DoreenLouise

      No, I have not though would if I could afford it. I use all 3 of what you mentioned and many more spices and herbs. I've done lots of research to hopefully prevent recurrence of breast cancer as I am not taking the recommended estrogen blocker due to pre-existing arthritis and mild, never diagnosed or treated depression.

      about 1 month ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Curcumin is better than the Tumeric......Reishi helps the immune system...IP6 is a good one BUT I'd start with a NO Animal Protein Diet. Just plant foods.....No candy etc either....Only whole grain breads and maybe a little wild salmon.....No Cows Milk or cheese and cut way back or cut out eggs.....Eat as many different color fruit and veggies as possible. Go on Chrisbeatcancer site as Chris is Great.....Also check out Dr. Greger...

      about 1 month ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Curcumin is a component of turmeric. For myself, I prefer a whole food and use fresh rhisomes.

      Reishi mushroom adapts to assist the body out of fatigue. Combined with hawthorne and green tea it will get your blood racing around to deliver needed oxygen.. in other words, the teas can get and to keep a body feeling more energy and moving about.

      Green tea is said to have anti cancer properties. Lets sure hope so

      Best wishes

      P. S. I learned what I could about teas, herbs, and food to strengthen and heal when doctors thought nothing was wrong with me and that a tumor was a wart and my 'situation' was all in my head. There were D.O.s but no one, truly, at least locally, who could help me. I traveled and phoned and emailed and hand wrote letters to researchers and to shamans and to doctors and tribal representatives and to biologists and to raw and living food foragers and more. I wound up, so far, quite alive.

      about 1 month ago
    • Schlegel's Avatar
      Schlegel

      I have not been to an alternative doctor, but at this point establishment doctors accept that turmeric (curcumin) is anti-cancer. Also, it is well known that mushrooms are anti-cancer. And my experience is that acupuncture is great for neuropathy.

      about 1 month ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Maybe a VET that treats Dogs for cancer will have some interesting ideas....

      about 1 month ago
    • Dossie's Avatar
      Dossie

      We all want to do something to help ourselves. I am old enough to remember layatril, spelling may be off, which was basically apricot pits. This concoction did not help Steve McQueen. Healthy diet is important. Saw an interview with MD Anderson cancer god, Dr. Keating, who pointed out the lack of rigorous scientific evidence regarding benefits of herbs and supplements. His advice eat what you like in moderation. I do use turmeric in cooking.

      about 1 month ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      @Dossie, there are also plenty of doctors who espouse a healthier diet. I am currently reading a book called "How to not Die" by a doctor who shows that better nutrition seems to always make things better.

      There wont ever be scientific studies because real food is not patentable.

      I also remember Steve McQueen. He died a smoker and went down South for laetril less than a month before he died, already weakened by hospital treatments. Although I am not saying that alternative methodology would have saved him had he sought it earlier, I am saying that there are more things in Heaven and earth than are drempt of in conventional philosophy.

      I kept myself alive without a diagnosis for 13 years using food choices. When a botched chemotherapy infusion gave me a blood disease, those same choices helped me to survive many of its ravages until a treatment was found (12 more years). Sad for me, one of the side effects of that treatment turned out to be cancer (OMG) and I wound up with MOHS surgery and 5 months flat on my back as I healed. I consider myself lucky.

      Best wishes

      30 days ago
    • ariez's Avatar
      ariez

      Thank you all for your comments. I am scheduled for another PET scan and will see if theses supplements had any effect.

      25 days ago
    • Rollercoaster's Avatar
      Rollercoaster

      Just went to see an alternative doctor this past week. I went to him because I want to see if he could recommend dietary changes and supplements that would help strengthen my immune system and prevent new tumors from growing while I am going through chemo. He had a lot to say but really could not recommend too much yet until I complete the urine, saliva and blood tests. I have metastatic breast cancer with mets to the liver and bones and have only had mediocre results from treatments. This is the fourth course of treatment that I have gone through since last year and am very disappointed in conventional medicine because the first three courses of treatment did not work at all and I know that is why my cancer is as bad as it is now because they would just keep me on the treatments for three months before getting scanned and the first three times it was just getting worse and worse. This fourth treatment's scan finally had good results with the bones and in killing the tumors in the liver but did not prevent new tumors from forming in the liver. I just hope the alternative doctor could help because I was told that there aren't too many options left for me.

      11 days ago

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