alternative medicine
Norman Allan
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Alternative Treatments for Cancer


  • introduction: alternative medicine and cancer
  • breast cancer: diagnosis, thermography
  • cartilage: bovine tracheal cartilage
         (shark's cartilage)
  • cell specific cancer therapy
  • diagnosis: breast cancer, thermography
  • the Gerson therapy
  • live blood analysis
  • 714-X and Gaston Naessens
  • soy and genestein
  • thermography: breast cancer, diagnosis


    I have been working with many cancer patients recently and because of this have felt the need to draw up a guide to therapeutic options. I'd like to share this with you, so first...

    - find an oncologist you trust and to whom you can talk.

    - for any treatment offered: check out "five year survival" data, "quality of life" issues, and understand clearly what tumour "response" means (it may not mean any improvement in length or quality of life).

    - surgery is often a useful option. We might differentiate between the burden of the tumour mass, and the cancerous diathesis (tendency). The patient must correct the cancerous diathesis (environment) in their body: the surgeon can sometimes help deal with the cancer mass.]

    - chemotherapy and radiation are highly toxic and need to be examined very carefully. There are some cancer, some situations where they are viable options, and others where they may do more harm then good. Ralph Moss' book "Questioning Chemotherapy" is a useful resource, as is his consultancy service (see below).

    - explore alternative approaches. These might be divided into the following (overlapping) categories: diet, detoxification, supplementation, herbal, homeopathy, immune system stimulation, other (including parasite cures, oxygen therapy, shark cartilage, etc.)

    - note, that even if you opt for traditional orthodox cancer treatment, holistic treatments and considerations can be of great help in augmenting your health!

    - none of these alternative treatments stands on its own. Each of them is some help to the body in healing itself. Their use in an intelligent combination is essential. Take your time deciding what to do. You can change your regime, but you also have to follow through. (Ralph Moss suggests that eighteen months is an appropriate time frame to look for major improvement from alternative therapies.)

    How do you find your way through the forest of alternatives? Relax. Take your time. You are going to have to learn to trust your intuition and judgement. Seek professional help from a holistic practitioner. Here again your judgement and intuition must be your final arbiter.


    Ralph Moss has a great expertise on cancer therapies and offers a consultancy service by correspondence and phone (718) 636 4433, or over the net.

    - diet: nutrition is basic to a holistic cancer treatment program. There are many credible dietary options (macrobiotics, raw food diet, food combining). With cancer, the use of "organic" foods may be very important. The Gerson Therapy (see the book of the same name) is a good example of a rigorous dietary regime.

    - detoxification: avoid toxins! use herbs, supplements e.g. NAC, antioxidants, use of saunas, homeopathy, use of enemas? seek advise.

    - supplementation: vitamins, minerals, other "nutrients", anti-oxidants. Try different brands, formulas. Seek professional advise, but, ultimately, follow your intuition.

    - herbs: There are many herbs with anti-neoplastic properties. Essiac is just one example of a anti-cancer herbal formula. Even here there are several brands and manners of taking Essiac. (Again, try the different preparations and follow your intuition.) Explore the use of mushrooms, e.g. reishi, shitaki, maetaki. With herbs, as elsewhere, you may wish to seek professional advise.

    - homeopathy: I believe homeopathy is a valuable part of any cancer regime. Professional help will be needed here.

    - immune system stimulation: the main theme that runs through the specific alternative cancer treatments is various ways of provoking, enhancing, stimulating the immune system. Gaston Naessens' 714-X is one example of this approach. It is relatively inexpensive, and relatively available. For information on the various other approaches (Burton's IAT, Colley's toxins, etc.) see Ralph Moss' book, "Cancer Therapies", or one of the many other guides to alternative cancer treatments.

    - other: there are many other treatments to explore, such as oxygen therapies (the simplest and cheapest being the oral use of hydrogen peroxide), shark cartilage (one gram per kilogram body weight), counselling (one study shows that, for breast cancer, taking part in group encounters doubled survival times!), visualization, CranioSacral Therapy (imaging and dialoguing techniques are used to search your intuition for the meaning of the problem and the probable solutions).

    - is a well put together resource for mesothelioma (that asked me to put up a link for them)

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    Norman Allan
    416 928 9272