CANCER SIDE EFFECTS: ANXIETY
NATURAL ONLINE DOCTOR’S SUNDAY BLOG
If you suffer Anxiety as a consequence of oncologic cancer treatment, see how to relieve this side effect with natural medicine. While all of the following recommendations are scientifically validated in the Anglo-American sphere as a general rule, they cannot replace a strictly personalized advice based on your individual metabolism. This is especially true for respective dosages, as there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ in medication.
According to research at, inter alia, the University of Western Ontario, Canada, anxiety affects every 6th person worldwide, many of those life-long. With a wide spectrum of symptoms like panic attacks, dizziness, nervousness, chest pain, heart palpitations, insomnia, dry mouth, etc.
It is also strongly linked with depression and stress. Making them, together with mood disorders, the predominant causes of chronic illness (with special reference to cancer), according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Even more. According to research at Rockefeller University and Columbia University in the U.S., anxiety has a major impact also on the immune system.
While psychiatric therapies have not solved this severe health problem yet, same is with side-effect-intensive medications, nature has developed remedies over thousands of years, especially in Indian Ayurvedic Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Probably the most important herb, according to the University of Michigan and the Indian CSM Medical University, is
- Ashwagandha (Botanical name: Withania somnifera)
known in Ayurvedic Medicine for more than 3000 years not only as anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) but also, inter alia, as immune-boosting, as well as an anti-stress, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor remedy. With special reference to chemotherapy and radiation.
is also an excellent remedy for relieving anxiety.
Similar the results for
- Passion Flower
As another recommended herb,
- Roseroot/Golden Root (Botanical name: Rhodiola rosea)
an arctic root native to Siberia, has great reputation to ward off anxiety, depression, and stress.
Excellent reputation to relieve anxiety, depression and cognitive decline has
- Magnolia bark (Botanical name: Magnolia stellata)
which may also help for relief of stress.
Another powerful remedy for relieving anxiety (and stress) is the amino acid
Which is also part of green tea.
Similar the results for the herb (from a pepper plant)
- Kava (Botanical name: Piper methysticum)
However, since Kava has been questioned by FDA in late 2001/early 2002, based on potential liver problems in Europe (however, without being banned it in the U.S.), you may check with your healthcare provider, if this herb is good for you, which dosage exactly, and how long you should take it.
Also, the hormone
- DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)
plays a positive role in the process of relieving anxiety naturally.
Another powerful remedy is
- Vitamin B-complex
Foremost Vitamin B-1 which can relieve anxiety and support mental clarity.
Vitamin B-3 (Niacin) being similar results as so called Nature’s Valium, and highly deficient in our population as well.
Same as Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid), and Vitamin B-12.
Equally important is
the so called ‘anti-stress mineral’ of which most Americans are highly deficient in their food.
- Physical Exercise
in terms of physical aerobic activity is helpful as well.
Aerobic exercise at least 20 minutes 4 times weekly supports energy, blood circulation, and synthesis of hormones such as cortisol important for a sense of well-being.
Should you be interested in more natural options, and a personalized advice, with the appropriate individual dosages based on your individual metabolism, contact board certified doctor of natural medicine & naturopathic oncologist
FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION
(EMAIL / SKYPE)