• What natural supplements can help with chemo side effects and to boost its power.

    Asked by Betucanfly on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    What natural supplements can help with chemo side effects and to boost its power.

    Medical Doctors seem to be afraid that supplements may hinder the effect of chemo. Why is there no research on this subject?

    22 Answers from the Community

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    • LaurieCP's Avatar

      Hi barryboomer,

      I don't have medicare, but my insurance didn't cover acupuncture. Out here in Southern California most places charge between $60-$80 a session. However, there are some "community" acupuncture clinics that do it in a group setting (maybe four people at a time) where you can get it for around $40. Shop around. Most practitioners are sensitive to their patients' needs and will do what they can to help you. If it's problematic to pay for weekly visits you'll still find relief going bi-weekly or even monthly. To be clear, it doesn't claim to cure cancer. You can expect decreased anxiety, better sleep, pain relief, anti-nausea and a general sense of well being. I usually leave feeling like I've had an amazing massage and a restful nap. I love it, and I hate needles! :)

      over 6 years ago
    • AmyJo's Avatar

      Hi Geekling, :) The sour sop I had taken was in a juice form. They were little 8 oz juice boxes. Almost immediately after I drank it, I was in the bathroom vomiting. Okay, that was the first time and it could have been something else I'd eaten that day. I gave it a couple of days and drank another one. The same thing happened, right back in the bathroom. I'm so hard headed that I even tried it a third time with the same results. I am not saying it's a bad thing and people shouldn't use it, I'm just saying that some people are effected differently. When I got sick on Noni Juice, and Seaweed, it was diarrhea. My oncologist told me that a lot of those types of natural products can react to either the chemo itself or other medication that is used along with chemo. Now again, I'm not saying these things are bad, I'm not attacking you, I'm just saying to people, be careful, don't be so anxious to take something because someone told you too. A lot of it can be very good and have no effect on people, but there are different reactions for different people.

      Now, on the same subject so to speak, but a bit more comical, The other day a woman told me to put coconut water on the scar of my colon resection every day and that would prevent cancer from returning to that area.

      Be happy, Be healthy and most of all ~Never Lose Hope~

      over 6 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar

      Thanks for telling. Soursop juice isn't ever used as a remedy. The whole or dried of the whole fruit is consumed. Juice tends to oxygenate (turns into sugar) in a relatively short time. Same with Noni .. sugar water. Same with bottled or boxed orange juice as well. Even Gerson therapy requires fresh squeezed juices.

      I don't feel attacked. :) I'm not positive that the seaweed caused diarrhea but I'd hazard a gues that you neglected to soak it and ate too much but that is neither here nor there.

      If I could get my head to wrap around belief that burying a statue would help, lol, I'd try it. Coconut water is so much like plasma that the MASH units in Korea used it as plasma and it seemed to work. It has electrolytes and is hydrating, more so than water. A man, lost at sea during the Tsunami, survived on a little spit of land for six weeks and did not even get dehydrated. There was lots of coconut on the spit of land with him. Everything else, lol, may be speculation and hope.

      over 6 years ago

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