It's complicated and difficult to write about cancer, because it is a disease that causes pain and anxiety in animals who suffer as their owners.
It tries to find a solution and effective remedies to treat cancer, but sometimes the tumor is so aggressive, it's hard.
By combining the two drugs, conventional and natural, we can help the animals to have a better quality of life and a better emotional state.
Natural medicine is offering new possibilities for cancer treatment plants, adequate food, fungi, acupuncture, homeopathy, etc..
Cancer and stress in animals :
The processes that control every cell and body functions in a healthy animal, are in a "stress" constant.
If we add further external stressors (sounds undesirable electromagnetic influences, visual impressions, poor quality food, shock, mental abuse, etc..) Will be stimulating the negative influence in these bodies healthy.
How can an animal get stressed out?
Just living with humans.
The animals provide company, relax and affection to their owners and manage human stress by different routes and that they also influence them.
For example, dogs are "emotional sponge" and if the owner is sad and there is nervousness in the home, the animal is going to notice and it will affect.
Other forms of stress to our pets are ie can not go outside or leave little time or until a new family member, or separated from its owner, etc..
Stressors both internal and external can lead to losing the ability to control the processes that control cell and body functions, especially immune function.
The goal of all anticancer therapies is to help the patient return to this domain and restore control of processes, especially the immune system.
Natural medicine, with all alternative therapies, will try to stimulate the body control processes to prevent imbalances.
Traditional Chinese medicine :
Traditional Chinese medicine believes that cancer develops as a result of an ancient energy blockage was caused by an imbalance along the meridians and organs.
Chronic process can cause the Qi (energy) flow in an irregular manner and an end blocking.
These blockages energy (Qi) become as a physical block "solid", and progress to obstruction of blood and sputum (fluid tends to heat by stagnation and becomes tough).
These substances accumulate in the tissues, are converted in bulk, which can become tumor.
The more severe the tumor, more time taken to form, the heavier and more difficult lock is removed.
To treat cancer with ccupuntura, we must first make a good diagnosis of channels or meridians, a good pulse diagnosis and locate either the tumor.
Then you have to stimulate the appropriate channel to activate the adaptive control system / homeostatic / immune and is the body who control the tumor.
Ie use a few points, but very precise and well studied, to be effective.
Within the animal population has been shown in recent years, an increase in the occurrence of various tumors, with greater and lesser malignancy.
Therefore, both conventional medicine and natural medicine trying to find nutritional supplements to fight cancer.
Anyway it is always better "safe than sorry" is, it is better to use supplements with a good diet to prevent the immune system begins to attack and could lose his balance.
But if the immune system is out of control, nutritional supplements are essential for life, and shall consist of:
Vitamins and minerals :
They are a good supplement when combined with each other
Vitamin A has potent anticancer effects.
Vitamin C can inhibit proliferation of cancer cells, it can eliminate free radicals.
Used in combination with other antioxidant vitamins and minerals.
Vitamin D3 can inhibit tumor growth.
Vitamin E may also inhibit cancer growth.
Selenium has some cytotoxic effect on cancer cells.
Omega 3 (EPA and DHA):
You can stop tumor growth and metastasis, and avoid wasting.
Have an antioxidant effect, cytotoxic to cancer cells and prevent metastasis. It contains some foods (grapes, wheat, citrus, currants, etc.) and medicinal plants.
Amino acids :
Arginine: it seems that may increase immune function and slow the growth of some tumors.
Glutamine inhibits tumor growth and prevents cachexia.
Melatonin: cytotoxic effects against cancer cells and is an antioxidant.
In recent years have begun to use new plant to treat cancer in animals, such as:
Ginseng (Panax ginseng): reduces cancer growth, metastasis and improves the immune system.
Green tea (Camellia sinensis) inhibits tumor growth. It is also used to prevent cancer.
Curcumin (Curcuma longa) :: to prevent metastasis.
Aloe vera: slows the growth of tumors.
Wild mushrooms: their composition in polysaccharides have antitumor and immunostimulating effect.
Featuring: the sun mushroom (Agaricus blazei), wild mushroom (Cordyceps sinensis), turkey tail mushroom (Coriolus versicolor), maitake (Grifola frondosa), reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) and shiitake (Lentinula edodes).
Homeopathy is a natural therapy that is being used for the treatment of cancer: to stop the tumor to relieve emotional pain and anxiety, to prevent metastasis by improving the immune system to treat the side effects of chemotherapy or to prevent cancer recurrence.
Homeopathy is based on the similarity, so we must find a remedy that fits the pattern of symptoms (both physical and emotional) that presents the animal with cancer.
It is important to choose the right homeopathic remedy, to be the proper body to react and fight the disease successfully.
We conclude that natural medicine can help treat cancer in animals.
Some therapies are more effective than others, but all will help them have a better quality of life.
Studies on new antitumor natural remedies is increasing, with many successes.
However, natural medicine will not stay still and will continue to seek new alternatives to the disease.