While breast cancer does require traditional medical supervision and care, there are also a number of alternative treatments which can be used as adjunct therapy.
Doctor’s care is necessary to identify the stage of breast cancer and to identify the most appropriate treatment approach. However, many natural options are effective in supporting traditional cancer treatments.
Alternative Treatments for Breast Cancer
Some of the top holistic remedies reported by Earth Clinic readers include turmeric, flaxseed, calcium, baking soda, and acupuncture.
Dr. Mercola purports turmeric, or rather the specific compound curcumin found in turmeric, as one of the best supplements for cancer.
The compound has been found to inhibit the growth of tumor cells, prevent the transformation of healthy cells to cancer cells, assist your body in destroying cancerous cells, decrease inflammation, and enhance liver function.
To get the full benefits, Dr. Mercola says to look for an extract that contains at least 95% curcuminoids and contains only certified organic ingredients. Drink 1 tablespoon of turmeric in a quart of water every day for the best results.
Read more about the health benefits turmeric here.
Research shows flaxseed has been show to slow the growth of cancer and to prevent its spread. For the best results, use flaxseed oil and take 1-2 tablespoons by mouth per day.
Read more about flax benefits here.
1,000mg per day is recommended.
Earth Clinic readers support baking soda as a natural treatment for breast cancer. Baking soda helps alkalize your body, reportedly creating an environment in which cancer cells cannot thrive.
Drink 1 to 2 teaspoons of baking soda dissolved in 8 ounces of water daily.
Acupuncture is a commonly used treatment for mediating the symptoms of cancer. The treatment pinpoints pain centers to relieve pain and inflammation throughout your body.
Keep reading below for more remedy feedback from our readers.