Friday, March 26, 2010

Homeopathic Remedies Effective Against Melanoma (Skin Cancer)

Melanoma is an aggressive form of skin cancer. While it accounts for less than 5% of all skin cancer cases it is responsible for a large percentage of skin cancer deaths. It’s the fastest growing of all cancer groups and worldwide is increasing in incidence. 
Surviving melanoma largely depends on how quickly it is detected and excised. The best chance of cure comes from the early surgical removal of thin tumors. Once the melanoma has spread (metastasized) or thickened, survival rates plummet.
Normal chemotherapeutic options are limited and not very successful with melanomas. They are also associated with significant side effects such as bone marrow damage, reduced blood quality, and pronounced nausea or vomiting.

But perhaps a better and more humane approach to this deadly disease is on the horizon.
Recently, Brazilian researchers showed that a complex (mixture) of homeopathic remedies was able to:

1. Prevent melanoma and bowel cancer cells from invading or sticking to the cells and tissues that surrounded them,
2. Improve the immune system’s ability to kill cancer cells,
3. Make cancerous melanoma tumors shrink or become dormant

This complex was tested repeatedly in both in vivo tests (using laboratory animals) and in in vitro tests using melanoma and colon cancer cells.

The potentized remedies included: Aconitum napellus; Arsenicum album; Asafoetida; Calcarea carbonica; Conium maculatum; Ipecacuanha; Phosphorus; Rhus toxicodendron; Silicea; Sulphur; and Thuja occidentalis.

To read a provisional pdf of this exciting and peer-reviewed research, click here
To read other research about homeopathy’s effect on breast cancer cells, click here