What do you mean by cancer?
In Cancer what happens is body’s cells grow uncontrollably & untimely thus spread to other parts of the body.Cancer can start almost anywhere in the human body, which is made up of many numbers of cells. Normally, human cells grow and multiply through a process called cell division to form new cells as the body needs them which is a natural process. When cells grow old or become damaged, they die, and new cells take their place.
What are the causes for cancer?
The main cause is our daily habits such as smoking drinking uncontrollably, excessive exposure to radiations, chemicals can contribute to cancer. Family history only a small portion of cancers are due to an inherited condition. If cancer is common in your family, it’s possible that mutations are being passed from one generation to the next as there will be risk of getting it. Always remember that having an inherited genetic mutation doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get cancer. Some chronic health conditions which are long standing, such as ulcerative colitis are few of the common causes. The atmosphere around you may contain harmful chemicals that can increase your risk of cancer. Even if you don’t smoke, if you are next to a smoker by inhaling their smoke you may be prone for it. Chemicals in your workplace are associated with an increased risk of cancer.
What are the symptoms of cancer?
Sevier weight loss, excess cough for more than 6 months without any other causes or illness, difficulty in breathing, excess sputum, weakness with prostration, loss of appetite.
Symptoms because of ongoing other therapies: few cancers present with pain, though not all cancer is painful. Weakness & Fatigue associated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy treatments is common, but it’s usually temporary. Certain cancers and cancer treatments can cause nausea. There will be alteration in their bowel habits. Most of the times there will be chemical changes seen in the body especially changes in the electrolytes.
How cancer can be prevented?
Stop smoking completely, eat healthy diet, exercise regularly, maintain a good weight according to your height & avoid unnecessary stress which becomes one of the prime factor for cancer.
Homoeopathic medicine for cancer?
Phytolacca: Aching, soreness, restlessness, prostration, are general symptoms guiding to Phytolacca. Pre-eminently a glandular remedy. Glandular swellings with heat and inflammation.
Thuja: Acts on skin, blood, gastro-intestinal tract, kidneys, and brain. Its relation to the production of pathological vegetations condylomate, warty excrescences, spongy tumors is very important.
Sepia: Headache with nausea & weakness which is left-sided and a dragged-out feeling of weariness. The person may have a strong desire to be left alone and not be expected to interact with others.
Carcinosin: it is claimed the Carcinosin acts favorably and modifies all cases in which either a history of carcinoma can be elicited, or symptoms of the disease itself exist (J. H. Clarke, M. D). Carcinoma of the mammary glands with great pain and induration of glands; of uterus, the offensive discharge and pain are greatly relieved. Indigestion, accumulation of gas in stomach and bowels; rheumatism-Cancerous cachexia.
Nux vomica: more of nausea and unable to vomit a sensation of hardness in the stomach. Headache with complete impatience.
Gelsemium: when the person is emotionally unstable with lot of stress and anxiety about health and a feeling why this happened to me? Along with these symptoms there will be excess trembling of the whole body because of weakness associated with headache.
Ipecacuanha: excess discomfort with more of nausea and violent vomiting with lot of discomfort. Continuous salivation with weakness.
Cadmium sulphuratum: when there is Sevier nausea & prostration during and after chemotherapy.
Kali phosphoricum: very sensitive to noise excess of mental irritability, dullness and unable to think much. There is extreme exhaustion and weakness with immense stress.
What does Homoeopathy offer for cancer?
Homoeopathy is all about treating an individual not the disease, here in our system we give importance to signs & symptoms which are the warning signs given by the deranged vital force asking for help when it is unable to deal itself, here comes the role of Homoeopathic physician where he has to analyses the person in detail and understand what exactly is the cause of the disease and treat accordingly, the approach can be constitutional, sector, pathological or even miasmatic, the ultimate mission is to restore the sick back to health.
Homoeopathy not only treats cancer but also helps the patient when they are already with other therapies going on & come across various other symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, weight loss, difficulties in eating food, weakness & other side effects as well, thus we can say that Homoeopathy can also be the best adjuvant therapy which helps the patient as a whole and helps him to get a better quality of life as well with no much side effects at all and in a cost effective way when compared to other available therapies.
- Harrison’s manual of medicine – 19th edition – page no. 1113
- Davidson’s principles and practice of medicine – 23rd edition – page n0 . 1211
- Textbook of Materia medica -SR Phatak
- Murphy’s Materia– Robin Murphy
- Boger’s synoptic key – C.M. Boger
- Keynotes of Materia medica – H.C. Allen
Dr Skandhan. S. Kumar,
BHMS MD Organon of Medicine (Gold Medalist), Assistant professor department of
organon of medicine and philosophy, Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College.
Dr Deepa Pais
BHMS MD, Deputy Medical superintendent, Assistant Professor department of Pathology & Microbiology, Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College.