Using Complementary and Alternative Medicines to Treat Cancer

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“Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) is the term for medical products and practices that are not part of standard care.” (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) Alternative medicines are basically just medicines that can be used in replacement of standard medicines, or surgeries that can be taken outside of the country. “Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is frequently employed by patients with cancer.” (Use of complementary and alternative medicine by Brazilian oncologists.) Some alternative treatments can be ancient remedies, or could just be surgeries that people are testing out to see if they work correctly. These remedies can sometimes be helpful, but some could just be for superstitions. “The interest in…show more content…
All of these locations have completely different uses, some can be for Cancer, while others can be for Dementia, or other many different types of diseases, or mental problems. Some places could also be for nutrition problems that a person might, or could have. Some treatments for certain problems can be listed on some websites. “ACID/ALKALINE BALANCE: This treatment is a combination of acid-neutralizing minerals like calcium and magnesium to supply proper mineralization and to correct the acid/alkaline balance of the body.” (Alternative Cancer Therapies) Acid/alkaline balance is one of the many treatments that I have found over the course of my research over Alternative therapies. There are numerous other therapies that can be used as an Alternative Medicine which can be used as a help against other diseases or problems that people have. “Ayurvedic medicine (also called Ayurveda) is one of the world’s oldest medical systems.” (Ayurvedic Medicine: An Introduction) Acid/Alkaline and Ayurvedic medicines are two kinds of Alternative medicine that are both used in separate occasions, like Acid/Alkaline is used to supply proper mineralization, and Ayurvedic medicine could be used for many different things. Sometimes, it could be used for Schizophrenia, Diabetes, etc. There are also some medication that can be used to restore levels of dopamine. “Hope is offered in
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