Leukemia, also known as Leukaemia, is a group of oncological diseases, comprised of cancers that usually occur in the bone marrow. Regardless of the type of Leukemia one has, it 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. Being the most widespread type of cancer amongst children and requiring a physically demanding combination of allopathic therapies in order to treat it, Leukemia is a condition that’s best caught early and treated with all means at one’s disposal. Experts from EuroMed Foundation are here to share some of the essential tips on how to treat leukemia combining the conventional and complementary methods for the best results.
What Causes Leukemia?
There is still no known consensus on this one, and the exact cause is still a subject of on-going scientific debate, as the majority of minors that suffer from Leukemia do not possess any known risk factors whatsoever. With that said, there are some very well-known trigger factors. Regardless of the type of leukemia, apart from a range of genetic and environmental factors, some of the most significant are smoking, exposure to certain chemicals (benzene), ionizing radiation, a history of radio and chemotherapy, as well as Li Fraumeni and Down syndrome. Medicine scientists have also found the 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 organism. 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 serious prophylactic effect on one’s health. Foods rich in healthy bacteria as well a schedule that provides small meals with 2-hour intervals in between will make your food consumption pattern perfectly 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. It goes without saying that one should immediately drop habits such as smoking or excessive alcohol consumption as these are not in any way compatible with a successful leukemia treatment.
What are the Methods of Natural Leukemia Treatment?
Frankly, there’s been a very little research done in order to understand the success rate of natural leukemia treatment. With that said, there are some natural remedies to resort to. 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, all of 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
- Sulphur 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 from combining traditional, allopathic methods with a variety of complementary therapies. The following additional therapies are just some of the many, clinically-tested and long-professed methods in our vast catalog. Injections of 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 completely free of dead white blood cells and chemical by-products, produced from reactions with traditional medicines. Injections of Poly-MVA provide a side effects-free way of combating the core disease whilst making its symptoms borderline unapparent. 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 on more than one occasion. All of these comprise just a tiny fracture of the spectrum of therapies, practiced at EuroMed Foundation. To learn more about our melanoma cancer treatment options, go to our complementary therapies section or call our office at (602) 404-0400 to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.