Let us understand what cancer is and how it develops. Cancer basically, in simple terms, develops when a group of cells demonstrates unrestrained growth. Being invasive in nature, they encroach and destroy the adjoining tissue or organ. They are classified into carcinoma, sarcoma, lymphoma, leukemia, germ cell tumor, and blastoma.
It is a common understanding whether you follow allopathic, ayurvedic, or naturopathy that risk of developing cancer is enhanced by environmental factors (exposure to radiation), improper diet (sugars, junk food, high fat), smoking, and alcohol, along with a predisposition (genetic or family) to cancer.
Treatment for cancer apart from conventional methods or allopathic cancer treatment there is also herbal and natural cancer treatment followed by many people. Though differing in their methods of treatment the basic concept is to boost the immune system to better fight cancer or abate it.
Under herbal cancer treatment or ayurvedic cancer treatment, there are many herbs that are used to treat various types of cancers like Mandukaparni (Bacopa monerea), Kasamarda (cassia oxidentalis), Pippali (Piper longum), Shatavari (Asparagus resimosus), Amlaki (Philanthus amblica), Amaltas (Casia fistula), Bhoy-Amli (Philanthus nurare), Sarphunkha (Tephrosia purpura), Shigru (Moringa olifera), Ashoka (Seraka Ashoka), Triphala (Three myrobelans), Anantmula (Hermidesmus indicus), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) that are used in specific types of cancers. Then there are also herbs that help build immunity and thus fight cancer. Herbal cancer treatment believe in potency of various herbs like Annona muricata showed active cytotoxicity against cancer cells, Artemisia annua as a promising potential treatment for cancer, Hydrastis canadensis was used in many cancer treatments, Sanguinaria Canadensis part I or Bloodroot, Viscum album or mistletoe apart from being cytotoxic also stimulates the immune system response by increasing the number of white blood cells. Then Pygeum (Prunus Africana and Saw Palmetto are used to cure mild-to-moderate benign prostatic hyperplasia easing urination and reduction in inflammation and cholesterol deposits.
Naturopathy encourages natural healing. Natural treatment for cancer that is practiced by naturopaths though also believe in strengthening ones immune system but emphasize more on practicing good diet and healthy living. They firmly believe that natural food is better than processed food. Stale and oily food should never be taken. Naturopaths believe for natural cancer treatment one needs to follow these steps – no artificial sugar and junk food, eliminate high fat diet, eat raw food-fruits, vegetables, nuts and sprouted grains, stop snacking between meals, one to three glasses of fresh carrot juice, intake of sufficient fresh pure water, daily sunbathing, daily walking bare feet on soil and green, taking deep breath, exercise regular and get restful sleep.