What Is Alternative Treatment for Mesothelioma?
Alternative Treatment and Integrative Medicine
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The landscape of medicine in the United States has been slowly progressing toward a more holistic and individualized approach to healing. Part of this progress has been the integration between western and alternative forms of medicine, a concept that has been described as “integrative medicine.” This approach to healthcare incorporates a patient’s mind, spirituality, and sense of community into the healing process. Integrative medicine has been typically well received and the demand has been steadily increasing in primary US hospitals.
Alternative mesothelioma treatment gives patients additional ways to manage their health outside of traditional therapies. Alternative treatments may reduce mesothelioma symptoms, improve overall health, and help patients have a higher quality of life. That said, alternative treatments cannot be substituted for standard treatment.
Alternative mesothelioma treatments, also called complementary treatments, encompass a wide range of therapies that a cancer specialist won’t normally provide.
“In integrative oncology, we combine the best of the complimentary [therapies] as well as mainstream care. Our therapies are very, very beneficial. We help you to be as resilient as possible, we decrease side effects, and help you to be able to receive appropriate treatment.” – Dr. Kathleen Wesa, Integrative Medicine Specialist at Garnet Health Medical Center
Alternative therapies are not proven to kill cancer cells, so doctors do not substitute them for established mesothelioma treatment. However, these complementary treatments are sometimes used together in what is known as integrative medicine.
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Although mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer, alternative treatments can help patients live more comfortably and improve their quality of life.
Patients who are interested in trying alternative mesothelioma treatments should work with their doctors to determine a suitable treatment plan. Remember that alternative therapies work best when they are used alongside conventional cancer treatments.
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