Brain cancer is an illness that affects a large number of individuals across the globe. It can be very challenging for you or a loved one to develop a brain tumor, as it can leave feelings of fear or uncertainty. The usual method for how brain cancer is diagnosed is upon discovering certain unusual signs of brain cancer. These can include seizures, headaches, changes in mood, and more. Doctors will usually perform various tests, such as MRI scans, in order to provide a brain tumor diagnosis and its severity.1
Many brain tumors develop in the glial cells of the brain and form into low-grade gliomas or high-grade gliomas. Upon the discovery of brain cancer, a team of doctors will often give different recommendations for what the best options may be to treat the discovered brain tumor. Depending on the position and the severity of the tumor in the brain and spinal cord, the targeted therapy options will vary. Most neurosurgeons and physician teams that have evaluated the form of the brain tumor will recommend surgery if the tumor is able to be operated upon. Surgery is a method used to remove tumors either entirely or partially from the affected brain tissue. The hope of surgery is that by removing the tumor from the brain tissue, the cancer will also be removed from the brain. However, some brain tumors can’t be operated upon due to the region of the brain in which a tumor may be placed. In the situation of inoperable brain tumors, the surgical operation may potentially prove to be more dangerous than effective for patients. While surgery is the usual option for the treatment and removal of brain cancer when possible, there are alternative options to surgery that can also be considered. Some alternative brain cancer treatments can be less invasive and would include more of a natural approach. A more natural option for the removal of brain tumors may be preferred by some individuals who would rather not undergo an operation, post-surgery recovery, or any potential side effects from heavier brain cancer treatments or chemotherapy drugs. 1 Keep reading to learn more about the various natural ways to fight brain cancer.
Natural Remedy Options
Current research on natural remedies for brain cancer is still lacking, partly because science still does not understand the mechanisms involved with brain cancer itself. However, certain natural and herbal remedies for brain tumors may help to reduce the risk of brain cancer, inhibit cancer cell growth, and ease some of its more common symptoms.
Folic acid is an example of the type of herbal remedies used to treat brain tumors. Folic acid is a type of B vitamin that is found in foods including dried beans, peas, lentils, whole-wheat products, liver, asparagus, spinach. Folic acids help the body produce and maintain new cells. It can also help to prevent changes in DNA that could lead to cancer. Folic acid can cause some side effects including that of nausea, bloating, sleep problems, among some other side effects.
Fish oil is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are essential fatty acids, meaning that you can’t produce it naturally and can only obtain it via your diet. These fatty acids make up the membranes of cells throughout the body, affecting the function of cell receptors within those membranes. Omega-3 fatty acids also act as precursors for a variety of hormones involved in inflammation, blood clotting, maintaining arterial walls, and other basic bodily functions.
Omega-3 fatty acids are known to possess powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Inflammation and oxidative stress are known contributors to cancer growth. Some rodent studies have found that DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), a type of omega-3, may help to reduce the size of tumors while enhancing the effects of certain forms of chemotherapy.5
Chokeberries, the fruits from the Aronia melanocarpa plant, are primarily known for their rich antioxidant content. However, some studies suggest that chokeberry extract may help to inhibit cancer cell proliferation, adhesion, and migration, contributing to a reduced risk of growth and metastasis.6
Curcumin is a pigment compound that is responsible for giving turmeric its unique yellow color. Along with its natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, curcumin may prevent the proliferation of cancer cells. Studies suggest that curcumin may be effective in reducing brain tumor growth, disrupt molecular signaling between cancer cells, and preventing potential brain metastases.7
Bromelain is a digestive enzyme commonly found in pineapples. The enzyme helps with the breakdown of proteins in food. However, some studies suggest that bromelain may play a role in preventing or reducing brain cancer. Research has found that bromelain may help to prevent cancer cell growth and metastasis, while also exerting some anti-inflammatory properties, specifically on malignant glioma cells.8
The key ingredient in Indian frankincense is boswellic acid, a gum resin extract that is also found in other plants of the Boswellia species. Boswellic acids are frequently used as an adjunct treatment for glioblastomas and other malignant brain tumors. Studies suggest that the mechanisms of action may include natural antitumor cell and anti-inflammatory properties, which is believed to help inhibit cancer cell growth and preventing edema formation.9
Most often associated with cold and flu remedies, vitamin C is a natural antioxidant that plays a role in the immune system and producing collagen. Some studies have found that high doses of vitamin C, taken orally or intravenously, may help to improve quality of life and reduce the side effects in cancer patients.10
Considered an essential trace element, zinc plays an essential role in regulating the immune system, maintaining general growth and development, and synthesizing protein and DNA. Zinc deficiency tends to be common among cancer patients. Studies have found that zinc may halt the growth and spread of cancer cells by inhibiting overactive calcium signals.11
Before using such vitamin or supplemental options, it’s important to understand that no single home remedy will necessarily cure cancer, but they can help you better manage symptoms and improve your health alongside other forms of treatment. Consult your healthcare provider to determine if health supplements might help with symptoms of brain cancer.1-4
Holistic Treatment at Immunity Therapy Center
If you or a loved one is diagnosed with a brain tumor, it’s important to be aware of the options that are available for treatment and understand that it is not a situation you have to go through alone. Here, at Immunity Therapy Center, we offer various natural and alternative options for brain cancer treatment. Every individual who is going through cancer has a very unique experience. The team members at our center understand that it is incredibly important to have a dedicated community that puts the cancer patients and their needs first. This is why we offer a supportive network of individuals who can provide hope, positivity, and knowledge to patients undergoing cancer treatment.
Every patient at Immunity Therapy Center is able to receive specific one-on-one time with their doctor who is available to answer any and all questions regarding their brain cancer or their therapy. Our center knows how to treat brain cancer naturally, with over 15 different alternative cancer treatments to treat brain cancer symptoms and the cancer itself. Our doctors at Immunity Therapy Center will always ensure their cancer patients are receiving the cancer therapy that is best suited for them, and as such, make efforts to evaluate and determine if at any point a patient’s cancer therapy should be changed. Our cancer center offers remedies to treat cancer naturally in place of radiation therapy or chemotherapy drugs. There have been some cases of patients with stage four cancer who were told that they could not be helped any further and were still able to find relief and effectiveness from the natural brain cancer treatments provided at the Immunity Therapy Center. To help you tackle your diagnosis, visit or call our Tijuana natural cancer clinic and learn more about the targeted therapy options available to you.
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