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Alternative Treatments for Cancer of the Cervix

written by: Lisa Good • edited by: Diana Cooper • updated: 4/14/2011

Many people do not want to consider chemotherapy, surgery or radiation therapy for their cervix cancer due to the recovery times and side effects. Cervix cancer alternative treatments are available to patients. Come and explore the alternative options for treating cervical cancer.

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    Cervical Cancer

    Cervical cancer occurs when healthy cells become mutated creating cancer cells that then multiply. Symptoms of cervical cancer may be irregular bleeding, pain during intercourse or a vaginal discharge with a foul odor. The traditional modalities for cervical cancer are usually chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery but there are cervix cancer alternative treatments that patients can explore as well. When exploring alternative options it is best to still include your regular physician in these decisions.

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    Licorice Root

    The licorice root has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine. This supplement is believed to stop cancer growth and prevent cells from becoming mutated. It is also believed that the active compounds in the licorice root may also kill the existing cancer cells. Licorice root is purchased over the counter at herb stores and insurance companies do not cover it but it is relatively inexpensive.

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    Body Touch Therapy

    Body touch therapies such as acupuncture and reflexology are used to help control the symptoms of cervical cancer. Acupuncture is the practice of inserting tiny needles at different pressure points in the body to help alleviate pain. Reflexology focuses on activating pressure points in the hands and feet by massage. This improves circulation and helps reduce symptoms associated with cervix cancer. These treatments are not usually covered by insurance.

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    Controlled Amino Acid Therapy

    Controlled amino acid therapy is a therapy accomplished by controlling the amount of amino acids taken in by the patient. A specific regime is developed for patients concerning the intake of food and replaces certain foods with amino acids. This results in depriving the cancerous cells what they need to thrive and hopefully they die off. Amino acid therapy is used as an alternative treatment for more cancers than just cervix cancer. A plan is designed for specific cancer types.

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    Ginseng

    Ginseng is a powerful Chinese herb. Ginseng is thought to have anti-cancerous properties and therefore reduces the spread of cancer cells. A naturopathic physician is the best type of health professional to consult when considering using ginseng to treat cervical cancer.

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    Conclusion

    Cervix cancer alternative treatments are available to patients although they are usually not covered by insurance. The patient will have to pay for such treatments to be performed out of their own pocket. It is important to exercise caution when considering alternative treatments. Patient's should follow the old adage if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. If someone is promising to cure your cervical cancer with $100 bottle of vitamins or $100 herbs it is more than likely a scam. There are honest herbalists, nutritionists and naturopathic physician's who can guide patient's through their options of alternative therapy but it is important to use caution or get a referral from a family physician or friend.

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    Sources

    http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CervicalCancer/OverviewGuide/cervical-cancer-overview-treating-c-a-m

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/6424-need-alternative-cervical-cancer-treatment/

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