Herbal Medicine for Prostate Cancer
Naturopathic principles such as a healthy lifestyle and diet are important in the treatment of prostate problems, especially prostate cancer. For example, adequate zinc is important in the diet for patients who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. A supplement may be necessary, but a traditional food medicine in the form of pumpkin seeds or oysters have been found specifically useful in the management of prostate issues. They are rich in zinc, but it also has other prostate-specific beneficial nutrients, as does pomegranate and berries such as blueberries.
There are many medicines useful in the treatment of prostate cancer with increase supportive evidence. One such natural treatment is Ribraxx Biobran.
It is important to remember that natural therapies, nutritional supplements and herbal medicines are only be useful when prescribed to their exact indications and combined with lifestyle and dietary changes. It is always better to see a specialist to prescribe the correct medicines for your specific case. Furthermore it is important to avoid interactions with conventional medical treatment.
Prostatic adenocarcinoma is the medical term for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is a form of cancer specific to the prostate. Most prostate cancers are slow growing, however, there are cases of aggressive prostate cancers. Concerns are mostly associated with metastasised cells (spread) from the prostate to other parts of the body, particularly the bones and/or lymph nodes. Prostate cancer may cause pain, irritation in the urinary tract, erectile dysfunction or localised tenderness. Other secondary conditions may occur such as anxiety or depression.
Prostatitis means inflammation of the prostate. It is considered a non life threatening condition and is not a form of cancer. It usually causes deep pain or discomfort inside the pelvic area and other associated irritation with the groin area. Sometimes it is caused by a bacterial infection which is often treated with antibiotics, however often there is not specific, identifiable cause. Treatment is specific to each case and for this reason, a tailored naturopathic treatment plan is useful.
Prostate Cancer And Natural Therapies
If you are considering natural remedies in combination with conventional medicine for a recently diagnosed cancer, contact the clinic to discuss your options. It is important to understand the interactions between oncology drugs, nutrients and herbal medicines.
If you have been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer you may be considering complementary medicine, herbs or supplements which may help with treatment. You may also be uncertain why a particular remedy is used and how much you should take. You might receive mixed messages from family, friends or medical professionals and it can be quite overwhelming.
It’s important to get professional advice and be careful with advice you may find on the internet!
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.
Commonly Prescribed Alternative Medicines
Adequate zinc is important in the diet. A supplement may be necessary, but a traditional food medicine in the form of pumpkin seeds or oysters have been found specifically useful in the management of prostate issues. They are rich in zinc, but it also has other prostate-specific beneficial nutrients, as does pomegranate and berries such as blueberries.
The following nutritional supplements and herbal remedies are often prescribed in patients with Prostate cancer or BPH. Only some of these recommended for each patient and there is never a generic prescription as the patient is always an individual.
- Personal herbal medicine blend
- Cura blend Organic herbal tea
- Prostate Health complexes
- Herbal Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens)
- Vitamin D
- Zinc in various forms
- EPA/DHA fish oil
Herbal Medicine for Prostate Cancer
Herbal medicine is the oldest and still the most widely used system of medicine in the world today. It is an effective and natural way in assisting the body’s own healing capacity and promoting optimal health and wellbeing.
Tumeric is one such herb which has an increasing amount of literature to support the use of the herbal medicine in prostate enlargement and cancer.
Herbal medicine has a long and successful history. It is how people of all cultures and even animals have been treating illness and maintaining health for thousands of years. The Egyptians from 3000BC kept lists of medicinal plants used to treat illness and from here the Greeks, such as Dioscorides and Galen, wrote books detailing the use of herbal medicine in early AD.
Consultations are available Australia wide in cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane via skype or telephone.
Contact the clinic to speak with a naturopath or to make an appointment