CANCER SIDE EFFECTS: PAIN
NATURAL ONLINE DOCTOR’S SUNDAY BLOG
If you suffer pain as a consequence of ontological 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.
Pain (Greek ‘ponos’ – ‘body fights back’ -, coined by Greek physician and philosopher of the Middle Ages, Hippocrates, the ‘father of modern medicine’) is a neurological signal to our brain telling us that there is something wrong in this or that specific part of our body.
This is especially problematic if cancer is involved, with some 50% of cancer patients experiencing associated pain, as tumors are crushing organs, compressing nerves, blocking up vessels, etc.
However, it is a myth to believe that pharmaceutical painkillers – regardless if on prescription or OTC – can balance this out. In fact, according to the governmental U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pharmaceutical painkillers are the 4th leading cause of premature death in the United States.
You may refrain also from opioids for pain relief because of debilitating side effects such as foggy brain/mental cloudiness, respiratory problems, etc. And the fact that narcotics kill 40 citizens per day in the U.S., and heroin being responsible for 3000 deaths in the U.S. per year. (Besides Oscar-winning movie star Philip Seymour Hoffman).
Is marijuana (cannabis) an exception as a painkiller (especially in the case of cancer) as many believe? Scientifically validated truth is that it has a dramatic effect on the brain, along with other debilitating side effects, including stroke – and premature death.
Studies developed at the University of Chicago Medical Center show that opiate based pain relievers even support the recurrence of cancer.
Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. governmental Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on death by narcotics for pain relief, in a nutshell: “We are in the midst of an epidemic.”
Leaves us with the question if there are natural alternatives, without shortening our life expectancy, and without dramatic side effects, at all. YES, there are.
To get out of this vicious cycle, nature paves your way. With special reference to herbs from the Rainforest – in fact the ‘biggest natural pharmacy in the world’ and according to the U.S. National Cancer Institute home of more than 2,000 herbs proven for cancer treatment. Just as a shortlist see 5 herbs which, to be sure, have also an anti-inflammatory capacity:
- Anamu (Botanical name: Petiveria alliacea)
A perennial herb which is used as a whole for pain relief in, inter alia, Brazil, Nicaragua and Paraguay for different types of pain, and in Cuba also against cancer. Scientifically validated at, inter alia, the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil.
- Andiroba (Botanical name: Carapa guianensis)
Seed oils, bark and leaves of this tall Amazonian plant – also called Brazilian Mahogany – are used as a (topical) pain reliever but also for wound healing. Scientifically validated, inter alia, at Columbia University in New York.
- Chuchuhuasi (Botanical name: Maytenus krukovii)
Is probably one of the most effective natural alternatives for relieving different kinds of pain, especially used in the Amazon Rainforest countries of Columbia, Ecuador, and above all Peru. Manifold scientifically validated, including the Tokyo College of Pharmacy in Japan.
- Suma (Botanical name: Pfaffia paniculata)
The roots of this shrubby vine which is also called ‘Brazilian Ginseng’), are used for pain with different causes, especially in Brazil and Peru.
In the Anglo-American hemisphere scientifically validated at, inter alia, at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA, and the British College of London in the UK.
- Tayuya (Botanical name: Cayaponia tayuya)
A woody vine of which the roots have been used historically already for long time for pain relief not only in the Amazon region but also in the U.S. Scientifically validated, inter alia, at the University of Oxford in the UK.
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