Bowel Cancer & Natural Medicine
Bowel cancer is also called colorectal cancer and blood or mucus in the bowel motion may be a symptom of bowel cancer. Other symptoms may include diarrhoea or constipation, bloating or cramps and constant fatigue. Sometimes this may be considered to be IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) so it is important to complete a stool test to identify the true cause of bowel alterations.
The colon is known as the large bowel or large intestine. Bowel cancer is a cancer affecting the large intestine and is also known as colorectal cancer.
Naturopaths adopt a holistic approach to healthcare. It is important to treat the presenting symptoms but even more important to treat the underlying cause to ensure the root of the problem can be reached.
One important aim of a naturopath is to educate, empower and support the patient to assist them obtain health. Through education, the patient will then be able to take a more active role in their health care Naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) teach their patients to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and cutting edge natural therapies to enhance their bodies’ ability to ward off and combat disease. NDs view the patient as a complex, whole system. Naturopathic physicians craft comprehensive treatment plans that blend the best of modern medical science and traditional natural medical approaches to not only treat disease, but to also restore health.
Bowel Cancer Diet
Eating the right food is paramount for patients with bowel cancer. Foods should ideally assist the elimination of waste by keeping the stool regular, while also maximising absorption of nutrition from the foods eaten.
Read more about the core foods for Cancer here.
Bowel Cancer Treatment Options
The symptoms expressed by an individual in a state of disease are produced by the body in an attempt to heal. The naturopath’s first task is to identify any factors in the patient’s diet, lifestyle or environment that may be contributing to the problem and to assist in removing them. If any therapy is given, it should aid what the body is trying to do to assist the body to balance again into a state of health. The naturopathic approach aims where possible not just to remove the symptoms but also to remove the reason for the symptoms.
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