No one should be able to answer this question for you without having specific information about your diagnosis and your treatment plan. This is because each person who is diagnosed with cancer is individual and there is no ‘one size fits all’ therapy in complimentary medicine.
So I urge you - if you are currently being treated for cancer and you wish to explore ways in which complimentary therapies can support your body during the process - find a qualified and experienced practitioner to work with. As Kaitlin said, just because a treatment is natural doesn't mean that it is either effective or safe; it is very important that you have the guidance of a practitioner who understands the nature of your condition and mode of action of the treatments your oncologist is providing you with.
Certainly, complementary therapists are an integral part of modern multidisciplinary cancer care and have much to offer a person experiencing ill-effects of cancer and its related treatments.
When you make an appointment with a complementary therapist, particularly a herbalist or naturopath, confirm whether they are willing to communicate with your doctors, if necessary, about your treatment. Also check whether you should bring medical information such as test results, a list of your medications or your conventional treatment plan. This will help the practitioner gain a better understanding of your case and will minimise the risk of them dispensing remedies or providing complementary treatments that might interact with your conventional medicines or treatments.
For more information on complementary therapies and cancer click here to download a comprehensive booklet from Cancer Council NSW.
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