Traditional cancer treatment is what many people refer to as “slash, burn, and poison”. These harsh words reference surgery, radiation, and medications, and for many people, this crude treatment simply doesn’t work. As a result, they want to turn to alternative cancer treatments.

In other cases, patients have been part of the natural health movement long before they were diagnosed with cancer, so seeking alternative treatment for cancer is an easy decision. Here are some of the most popular alternative treatments.

Diet-Based Cancer Treatments

Many people believe that the toxic food supply causes cancer and prevents people’s bodies from healing from this harrowing disease. To heal themselves, some people try diet-based cancer treatments. They focus on proboitic foods, immune-boost supplements, and organic vegetables. Some alternative cancer treatments that fall into this category include the Gerson Diet, The Budwig Protocol, Proteolytic Enzyme Therapy, and Vitamin C Chelation.

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Frankincense Essential Oil Alternative Cancer Treatments

Some people also turn to frankincense oil treatment for cancer. They have used this for brain cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, and stomach cancer. This particular essential oil has been linked with a variety of treatments since ancient times, but contemporary studies also attest to the efficacy of this treatment. In one study, scientists found that breast cancer cells stopped growing when they were exposed to frankincense oil. In another study, they found that it helped to suppress cells associated with bladder cancer.

Vitamin D3

Although the sun can cause skin cancer, the vitamin D3 that it produces can also work as an alternative cancer treatment. Some people take these vitamins proactively, but others use this as an option to treat existing cancer. To ensure optimal absorption of any supplement with vitamin D3, make sure to eat some fatty foods like coconut oil.

Turmeric and Curcumin

Turmeric is the spice that gives Indian curries their iconic color, and curcumin is a substance found in turmeric. Many people believe these elements fight cancer cells and stop them from spreading. This is one of the alternative cancer treatments that seem to work the most effectively with breast, bowel, stomach, and skin cancer.

There is a lab test that indicates that curcumin has been able to stabilize colorectal cancer that was resistant to other treatments. Beyond that, these treatments can help with pain and inflammation. Getting a therapeutic dose of curcumin through eating cumin isn’t really that easy, so the best way is to use a supplement.


Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing technique. It involves placing very tiny needles into key pressure points of your body. People turn to this treatment for pain, fertility issues, headaches, osteoporosis, and cancer.

Even the mainstream medical community embraces acupuncture as a complementary cancer treatment. Studies show that it can help with pain relief during traditional or alternative cancer treatments.

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Oxygen Therapy

Your body thrives on oxygen, but cancer cells are an anomaly. They can live and grow without oxygen — this statement applies to all types of cancer cells. In fact, when healthy cells don’t get enough oxygen, they can become cancerous. This information is not new.

Otto Warburg, who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1931, pointed out this connection. Because oxygen deficiency can cause cancer, the reverse is considered to have an effect. Some people use oxygen therapy including time in hyperbaric chambers to fight their cancer.

Mushroom Therapy

Mushrooms have been a part of healing techniques since ancient times. You can ingest whole mushrooms, mushroom compounds, or supplements made from mushrooms. Mushrooms are known to strengthen your immune system, and many patients believe that mushrooms help to cure cancer.

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Insulin Potentiation Therapy

Insulin Potentiation Therapy or IPT is one of the alternative cancer treatments that some people use alongside very low-dose chemotherapy. IPT helps small chemotherapy doses to target cancer cells more effectively.

Typically, you start by fasting. This helps to push your cells into a state of mild hypoglycemia or “hunger”. Then, when you start the chemotherapy (the dose only a 10th of the usual amount), the “hungry” cells attract the radiation toward them. This allows you to take advantage of the traditional cancer treatment but with less radiation entering your body.

Mistletoe Extracts

Also called iscador, mistletoe extracts are essential oils taken from mistletoe leaves. This treatment has been credited to Rudolf Steiner, inventor of the Waldorf style of education, and it has been one of the most popular alternative cancer treatments in Switzerland, Germany, and other parts of Europe for decades.

With this treatment, you don’t apply the oil topically. Rather, you get injections of it. This stimulates your immune system and encourages it to start attacking your unwanted cancer cells.

Biomagnetic Therapy

You may hear this cancer treatment referred to as biomagnetism, biomagnetic pairs, or terrain restoration therapy. It uses magnets, and similar to acupuncture, the magnets are placed on strategic parts of your body. In particular, they are placed over the areas where you have cancer, and they work to restore the natural pH balance of your body.

The belief behind this treatment is that cancer cells work with viruses, fungi, and bacteria in your body, and that creates an environment that allows the cancer to thrive. The magnets disrupt this process, and they create a healthier environment that is unideal for cancer.

How to Find Alternative Treatments

The best way to learn about alternative treatments for cancer patients is to talk with other people who have tried treatments. If you find testimonials online, try to verify the individual’s experience. Additionally, consider finding a holistic medical practitioner. They don’t prescribe one-size-fits-all treatments to any disease including cancer. Instead, they help you find the best approach for you by taking into account all aspects of your health. You may also want to look for alternative cancer treatment centers where many of the described treatments are offered.

Unfortunately, in many cases, insurance won’t pay for alternative cancer treatments. However, there are ways to get funding for this treatment. A viatical settlement allows you to cash out your life insurance policy, allowing you to use the funds for treatment costs. To learn more or to get an estimate of your policy’s worth, contact us at American Life Fund today.

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