Leukemia usually results in significantly increased levels of abnormal white blood cells. What sets these cells apart from their regular counterparts is the fact that they’re not fully developed and do not function in the same way as normal white blood cells do. Experts from EuroMed Foundation are here to share some tips on how to treat leukemia combining the best of conventional and complementary methods.
What causes Leukemia?
Smoking, exposure to certain chemicals (benzene), ionizing radiation, a history of radiation and chemotherapy, are some of the risk factors for acquiring leukemia. Medical scientists have also found specific changes in DNA that can cause cells in the bone marrow to become cancerous. Just for a quick insight into how this works, one has to understand that the way how our cells behave is dictated by DNA information within them. The DNA makes up our genes which essentially gives instructions to our cells. Of all the genes, there are two particularly important ones when it comes to the topic of cancer:
- Oncogenes – Genes that help our cells grow, divide and survive
- Tumor Suppressor Genes – Genes that stop the cell division and initiate their death at the right time Consequentially, the terrain opens up for cancerous developments, once particular DNA mutations that turn off tumor suppressor genes but initiate an increased activity of oncogenes. When it comes to the cause of Leukemia, scientists have figured that a mutation known as chromosome translocation can directly lead to the development of the disease. This happens when one of the 23 chromosomes packed within our DNA breaks off, thus affecting both Oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. Unfortunately, this mutation is often observed in children, particularly in those with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL).
How to prevent Leukemia?
Although there is no certain formula for leukemia prevention, there are numerous preventive measures that could help facilitate a leukemia-unfriendly (or any other type of cancer for that matter) terrain in your body. The most rudimentary steps to take are, of course, those affecting your diet. Simple changes such as switching to a diet that’s rich in fruit and vegetables (at least 10 per day), putting emphasis on whole grain foods, and protein-rich products are just some of the dietary solutions that can have a prophylactic effect on one’s health. Healthy foods as well a schedule that provides small meals with 2-hour intervals in between will make your food consumption pattern suit the anti-cancer agenda. Dietary beet intake is also seeing increasing popularity, as this miracle vegetable possess numerous anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties, and is known to impede cancer cell growth. One should also drop habits such as smoking or excessive alcohol consumption.
What are the methods for natural Leukemia treatments?
There are some natural remedies to mention here. Of all the clinically tested natural substances, the ones that showed a positive impact on leukemia treatment, when used together with conventional therapies were flavonoids found in vegetables, billberry and curcumin (found in turmeric). Fucoidan has a positive impact on leukemia cell suppression while parthenolide, a compound found in feverfew, is known to have a positive effect on chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). Remedies such as Lycium berry, rosemary, berberine (found in Coptis Chinensis), indole-3-carbinol (found in Brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower) and Diindolylmethane are also known to positively affect the course of leukemia treatment. Meanwhile, an increased intake of Vitamin C and E, as well as beta-carotene (red-orange pigment found in vegetables and foods) are known to significantly reduce the risk of infections and alleviate side effects during the traditional treatment course. When it comes to the homeopathic treatment of Leukemia, the choice of the right remedy should once again be based on the individual case, as it's used to not only treat the pathological condition but the person as a whole. The type of leukemia, the specific complaints of the patient, general symptoms as well as other constitutional indications, should all be considered when resorting to homeopathic treatment of leukemia. With that said, the homeopathic remedies listed below should be taken with professional guidance. Some of the homeopathic remedies for leukemia treatment are:
- Arsenicum Iodatum
- Acetic Acid
- Baryta Muriatica
- Baryta Iodata
- Calcarea Phosphorica
- Carboneum Sulphuratum
- Chininum Sulphuricum
- Ferrum Picricum
- Kali Phosphoricum
- Natrum Muriaticum
- Picricum Acidum
These do not represent the whole range of homeopathic remedies available for leukemia. Although homeopathic remedies are not as successful when treating the disease in its advanced stages, they can significantly boost patient’s well-being and improve the general quality of life.
Alternative Leukemia treatment at Euromed Foundation
The general agenda at EuroMed Foundation is that each case requires a special, customized approach. With that in mind, we develop a special plan for each patient’s needs, aiming to achieve the optimal results by combining eastern and western medicine. Insulin Potentiated Therapy (IPT) is particularly effective. Therapeutic dosages of antioxidants such as glutathione, vitamin C, and Alpha-lipoic acid are frequently practiced in order to scavenge the free radicals and boost the natural detoxification process. The so-called “Myers Cocktail” is used as an effective side remedy when dealing with consequences of chemotherapy. This nutrient-rich blend is made to provide the patient’s body with all the deficient vitamins and minerals to eliminate the root cause of chronic conditions such as leukemia. The intravenous delivery provides that the dosage of nutrients reaches the individual’s cells directly. Meanwhile, homeopathic detox, which involves a special compound mix prepared by the experts at EuroMed Foundation, aims to sweep patient’s body of dead white blood cells and chemical by-products, produced from reactions with traditional medicines. Seeking and destroying cancer cells by robbing them of their ability to maintain life and reproduce, removing cancer cells debris and reducing the side effects of chemotherapy, it’s a multi-purpose blend that has proved its efficiency over and over again. To learn more about our leukemia cancer treatment options please call our office at (602) 404-0400 to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists.