Natural and Alternative Chemotherapy Side Effects Treatment Options

Chemotherapy Side Effects Treatment {introduction}

Chemotherapy is a treatment used to destroy fast-growing, cancerous cells in the body. During this process, however, healthy cells can also become damaged, which can lead to several side effects. These include vomiting, nausea, low blood counts, fatigue, pain, hair loss, anemia, diarrhea, constipation, and mouth sores. Some people even experience long-term side effects from treatment, such as problems with the lungs, heart, reproductive organs, nerves or kidneys.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Chemotherapy Side Effects.

TCM Diagnostic Patterns Related to Chemotherapy Side Effects

Listed below are Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnostic patterns that are commonly involved with this western medical condition/symptom. Properly applied, Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture and herbal medicine) treats patterns not individual symptoms/conditions which may better account for the range of symptoms often experienced by individuals. Pattern diagnosis/treatment is a crucial part of using Chinese Medicine for disease prevention instead of focusing on solely symptomatic treatments as is somewhat more common in western medicine. For more on this concept, please read What Does Acupuncture Treat? Or Treating the "Cause" and not the "Symptoms".

There are no tcm differential pattern diagnoses listed for this pattern at this time.


Herbal Formulas for Chemotherapy Side Effects Available From Our Store

Herbal Formulas

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Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan - Fatigue, Prolapse, Chronic Illness Recovery Herbal Formula
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan - Fatigue, Prolapse, Chronic Illness Recovery Herbal Formula

Uses: Fatigue, Organ Prolapses, Recovery from Chronic Illness, Sustained Stress.  Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan (Bu Zhong Yi Qi Pian, Central Chi Teapills) 




Fu Zheng Kang Ai Pian - Cancer Support, Cancer Defense, Immunity Herbal Formula
Fu Zheng Kang Ai Pian - Cancer Support Herbal Formula

Uses: Cancer Support, Cancer Defense, Immune System. Fu Zheng Kang Ai Pian (Fu Zheng Kang Ai Wan, Tumorite™) is a modern Chinese Herbal Formula designed to aid the immune system and the strength...



QiVive - Fatigue, Prolapse, Chronic Illness Recovery Herbal Formula
QiVive - Fatigue, Prolapse Herbal Formula

Uses: Fatigue, Organ Prolapses, Recovery from Chronic Illness, Sustained Stress.  QiVive is a concentrated version of the classic formula...



Acupuncture Treatment Protocols

Listed below are articles describing related TCM diagnoses and acupuncture treatment points. These generally require an understanding of basic TCM Theory, however, general readers may find the protocols illustrative of how Chinese Medicine views and treats this condition.

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Submitted Case Studies

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Chemotherapy Side Effects related articles

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  • Amber Suter's picture
    Contributor ~ Amber Suter
    Submitted On Tue, 02/15/2011 - 4:31pm

    While spending some time with a loved one battling cancer in recent weeks, I pondered the best method to use of what I know to bring about pain, nausea, and anxiety relief from chemotherapy treatments and improve their quality of life during this trying time. The method that called out the most to be utilized was reflexology.


  • Chad Dupuis's picture
    Contributor ~ Chad Dupuis
    Submitted On Fri, 05/28/2010 - 8:21am

    There have been a host of studies along with significant long-term clinical experiences in aiding advanced cancer patients with acupuncture and associated techniques.  As of yet, however, acupuncture is largely an adjunctive technique sought out by individual cancer patients who, generally, are unable to find the help they need from western medicine.  A small preliminary study recently published in the Integrative Cancer Therapies Journal ends with the conclusion that 

Forum posts related to Chemotherapy Side Effects

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  • adviye's picture
    Submitted On Tue, 03/22/2011 - 2:14pm
    Contributor ~ adviye

    Hi everybody,

     

    Sometimes cancer patients need acupuncture treatments because of treatment's side effect. I'm worried about using prohibited points while doing acupuncture treatment. I don't know any...

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    Acupuncture Points for Chemotherapy Side Effects

    Below you will find acupuncture points relevant to this condition. The points listed below are by no means the only relevant points, rather we list empirical or commonly used points as well as those applicable to use with acupressure as a self-help remedy.


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    TCM Herbs and Formulas for Chemotherapy Side Effects

    TCM Herbal Formulas for Chemotherapy Side Effects

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    Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs for Chemotherapy Side Effects

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs relevant to this condition. See our TCM Herbal Database for more details.

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    Western Herbs and Chemotherapy Side Effects Medical Information

    Western herbs for Chemotherapy Side Effects

    Below you will find Western herbs relevant to this condition. See our Western Herbal Database for more details.

    There are no western herbs listed for this condition at this time.

    Chemotherapy Side Effects - Western Medicine Information

    At this time no Western Medicine information has been completed for this section.