Integrative Treatment Options for Cancer Patients


Many cancer patients will go to the ends of the earth to find healing treatments, heading off overseas for treatment can be an amazing option to kickstart the healing journey, however, I believe this needs to be continued from home to give ongoing support to the Immune system.

Here we will take a look at the following 5 Integrative options to help support the Immune system that are available for cancer patients or those will chronic illness:

  • Ozone Therapy
  • Hyperthermia
  • Hyperbaric Chamber – (Oxygen Therapy)
  • Intravenous Vit C
  • PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic frequency) and so many more

Ozone therapy is a form of treatment that increases the amount of activated oxygen in the body through the introduction of ozone gas. 

Ozone therapy consists of the introduction of ozone into the body via various methods, with potential routes including the vagina, rectum, intramuscular (in a muscle), subcutaneously (under the skin), or intravenously (directly into veins). Ozone can also be introduced via autohemotherapy, in which blood is drawn from the patient, exposed to ozone and re-injected into the patient.

Ozone is a natural gas composed of three atoms of oxygen. Its chemical symbol is O3. It is blue in color and has a strong odor. Normal oxygen (O2), which we breathe, has two oxygen atoms and is colorless and odorless.

Ozone therapy’s many healing mechanisms of action are believed to include:

  • Inactivation of bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast, and protozoa
  • Stimulation of oxygen metabolism
  • Activation of the immune system

Ozone is very effective at fighting so many afflictions because it operates at the foundational level of the body: the body’s cells.

For more detailed information….http://thenaturalbird.co.nz/index.php/2018/07/25/ozone-therapy-2/

Whole-body hyperthermia heats the entire body to temperatures of about 39 to 43 °C, with some advocating even higher temperatures. It is typically used to treat metastatic cancer (cancer that spread to other parts of the body). Techniques include infrared hyperthermia domes which include the whole body or the body apart from the head, putting the patient in a very hot room/chamber, or wrapping the patient in hot, wet blankets or a water tubing suit.

Hyperthermia may be able to decrease the size of cancers. Research is ongoing.

The schedule for treatments has varied between study centers. After being heated, cells develop resistance to heat, which persists for about three days and reduces the likelihood that they will die from direct effects of the heat. Some even suggest maximum treatment schedule of twice a week. Japanese researchers treated people with “cycles” up to four times a week apart. Moderate hyperthermia treatments usually maintain the temperature for approximately an hour. Some up to 3 hours. 

Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, or mHBOT, is a medical treatment in which oxygen is inhaled while lying in a total body chamber.  The atmospheric pressure within the chamber is then increased slowly to 1.5 ATA, the equivalent of being approximately 5 meters underwater.

Under normal conditions, oxygen travels through the body with the help of red blood cells (RBC) only. However, when a person receives hyperbaric oxygen treatment, the extra oxygen is dissolved into the blood, the plasma, the lymph, and cerebrospinal fluids. These fluids can now carry the oxygen to places where blood flow is compromised, which is otherwise not possible by the circulatory system.

Henry’s Law teaches us that under pressure a gas dissolves into a liquid.  An easy way of understanding this is to imagine a bottle of fizzy drink, CO2 bubbles are not visible right after you buy it. This is because they are under pressure and decrease in size to dissolve in the liquid. Likewise, during mHBOT, the oxygen reduces in size and dissolves within the blood plasma. This greatly increases the oxygen level throughout the body and the oxygen is then able to reach an area with low or no blood circulation.

It is non-invasive, painless and can be used to repair and prevent a long list of health issues. In America the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved hyperbaric oxygen therapy for treatment of 13 conditions, including diabetic ulcers, crush injury, thermal burns, and carbon monoxide poisoning; signaling the start of this therapy becoming more mainstream.

For a clinic in Tauranga visit https://www.pureo2.co.nz

Vitamin C Infusions are one of the most talked about vitamins this decade. It has been the subject of media opinions, medical controversy-even anger and many anecdotal personal claims around Vitamin C benefits.
Increasing numbers of doctors are administering vitamin C infusions or Intravenous Vit C for a range of conditions from sepsis to cancer – all over the world. In fact, research shows that Vitamin C therapy using high doses of Vitamin C may slow down the growth and spread of liver, colon, prostate, pancreatic, and other types of cancer cells.

At high doses, vitamin C has been shown to reduce the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Ascorbic acid has many other properties, including as an antioxidant at lower doses that scavenge reactive oxygen species (ROS) and it supports collagen formation and enhances extracellular matrix protein synthesis.

Inflammation plays a role in various stages of cancer development – it increases risk as well as playing a role in the unwell feeling of having advancing cancer – a bit like feeling awful with the inflammation of the common flu. Reducing inflammation with Vit C may be one of the ways it is beneficial – latest research is showing several mechanisms now to explain how Vit C actually kills cancer cells and may reduce its progress in the body. HDVC is not claimed to CURE cancer. It supports the body with cancer.

PEMF Therapy – Pulsed electromagnetic frequency – Having healthy cells is not a passive process. Active, regular tuning-up of our cells is not only feasible but also necessary to slow aging and reduce the risk of cell dysfunction. We are, after all, only as healthy as our cells. Imperceptible cell dysfunction that is not corrected early can lead to disease.

Fine-tuning can be done daily in only minutes, using pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs). In addition, when there is a known imbalance (when symptoms are present) or there is a known disease or condition, PEMF treatments, used either alone or along with other therapies, can often help cells rebalance dysfunction faster.

PEMFs work to:
  • Reduce pain, inflammation, the effects of stress on the body, and platelet adhesion.
  • Improve energy, circulation, blood and tissue oxygenation, sleep quality, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, the uptake of nutrients, cellular detoxification and the ability to regenerate cells.
  • Balance the immune system and stimulate RNA and DNA.
  • Accelerate repair of bone and soft tissue.
  • Relax muscles.

For a PEMF clinic in Tauranga – See www.bethlehemhealth.co.nz

 

 

 

Justine Laidlaw
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