Complementary And Alternative Skin Cancer Treatments

The most common alternative methods used for skin cancer treatment include: herbs, vitamins, special diets and methods such as massage or acupuncture.

Complementary methods: Complementary methods are not considered as cancer cures. Most of the time, however, they can be used to help you feel better. Methods that can be used in complementary medicine include: acupuncture to get pain relief, peppermint tea for nausea relief, and meditation for stress reduction.

Various complementary methods can be used safely together with usual medical treatment to relieve the side-effects of conventional treatments.

Alternative treatments:

  • Nutrition: Antioxidants, proteins and folic acid supplement found in various foods such as carrots, fish and broccoli are able to protect your body from further damage by cancer cells. Vitamin C is also very beneficial to fight against skin cancer and its possible spread.
  • Green tea: Green tea is the most popular herb that gives various health benefits because of the presence of polyphenois compounds which act as powerful antioxidants. Research shows that polyphenois can greatly reduce the risk of skin cancer and reduce skin growths.

Various foods such as cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and celery are very beneficial. An enzyme called indoles present in these foods fights against cancer growth.