Integrative cancer treatment
Many people experience fear and worry as a result of cancer. This is especially true in a country like Thailand, where people are becoming more health-conscious and aware of the concept of “health is wealth.” The population is rapidly reaching 70 million people. The number of cancer patients in the Kingdom is increasing as the population ages. According to Globocan, the number of new cancer cases in Thailand in 2018 was 170,495 while the number of deaths was 114,199, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
When someone is diagnosed, the first thing they do is look for a treatment. Two of the most important treatment pathways are discussed below.
Conventional Treatment Pathway
Treatments that are routinely employed by hospitals and most medical experts are known as conventional treatments. Surgical intervention, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy are some of the therapeutic options.
Chemotherapy and radiation have been proved in numerous studies to kill cancer cells. It can potentially damage normal cells at the same time. Normal cells can be resistant to damage at times, but dealing with the side effects of the treatments indicated can be difficult. The way a patient reacts to treatment differs from one person to the next. Some people may have fewer side effects than others, and no one can foresee how severe they will be.
After surgery, radiation is frequently utilized as a supplemental treatment. It is used to penetrate cancer cells, kill them, and remove them. However, most of the time, both cancerous and non-cancerous cells are damaged equally. Radiation therapy side effects are determined by the patient’s treatment area, duration, and type of radiotherapy.
Patients’ quality of life is impacted in general, which has an impact on compliance rates as well.
Integrative Treatment Pathway
Integrative medicine, on the other hand, takes a unique approach. It incorporates both traditional and complementary and alternative therapeutic modalities. It is very patient-centered, incorporating natural products, lifestyle and dietary changes, and a mind-body-spirit healing journey alongside conventional treatments such as chemotherapy. It has been proven to be a more effective therapeutic option.
6 Dimensions Integrated Cancer Therapy
As previously mentioned, most people may only associate cancer treatment with surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation. In reality, several studies have indicated that depending alone on these three basic treatments may not be sufficient, and here is where Integrative Medicine comes in.
Detoxification programs following chemotherapy or radiation, for example, can aid in the reduction of toxins accumulated in the tissues as a result of exposure to radiation compounds. This is the most common source of a patient’s suffering and agony. Furthermore, some individuals experience hair loss, peeling nails, and blisters, the severity of which can be controlled with detoxification.
Phytonutrients can nourish and heal the body after it has been damaged by natural extracts. This therapeutic approach can aid in the reduction of fatigue symptoms while also boosting immunity and strength, allowing normal cells to work properly. The body will be better prepared for the next round of chemotherapy or radiation with the additional vitamins and minerals.
For individuals experiencing treatment-related side effects, a nutrition correction program might be quite beneficial. When receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy, some individuals may experience appetite loss or food intolerance. In cancer patients, an inability to eat or obtain enough nutrients can result in serious health consequences such as weight loss, muscular atrophy, increased inflammation, and more. As a result, a well-designed nutritional program is critical in supporting the body in combating cancer cells and facilitating more successful treatment.
Integrative medicine not only ensures and maintains immunity, but it also has a mental healing pathway. The therapy strategy provides support and encouragement while also encouraging a stronger mindset in order to combat the disease, improve quality of life, and raise the chances of surviving cancer.
1. Detoxification helps
Detoxification is the process of removing toxins from the body. Toxins are usually excreted by the digestive system in the form of urine or feces, or through the skin in the form of sweat in most situations. However, residues can build up in the body; for example, heavy metal toxins that linger in organs like the liver, blood vessels, and lymphatic system might be difficult to eliminate.
These toxins can lead to a variety of chronic and dangerous diseases, including cancer, coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, allergies, and immune system diseases like SLE, rheumatoid arthritis, and others. Toxins can also compromise the immune system’s ability to combat viral infections and foreign elements that enter the body. Joint discomfort, muscular pain, headaches, exhaustion, mood swings, and other symptoms are all conceivable. To break these disease cycles, one must first eradicate not only the symptoms described, but also the underlying problem.
The key solution is detoxification which also has the ability to get rid of toxins from the entire body. As a result, one’s risk and concern about the diseases indicated above can be reduced.
2. Immunotherapy plays an important role in cancer treatment
Stress and other carcinogenic risk factors, as well as pressure from an unhealthy cell environment, can alter the genetic code in our bodies. When this happens, our bodies’ metabolism changes, raising the risk of mutations, which can turn healthy cells into cancerous ones.
Immunotherapy is a critical component of cancer treatment. These treatments assist the immune system in locating and attacking cancer cells in the same way as infections and viruses are attacked. It improves or restores immune system function by using compounds derived from white blood cells, organs, and tissues of the lymphatic system.
Immunotherapy can work by boosting the immune system in order to prevent or slow the growth of cancer and reduce the likelihood of it spreading. Immunotherapy examples include NK cell therapy, cancer vaccines (prophylactic or therapeutic), and cytotoxic T-cell therapy.
As a result, immunotherapy is a strategic mechanism for addressing immune function issues so that the immune system can continue to do its job of detecting abnormal cells and increasing immune system function. This, in turn, prepares the body to build and strengthen immunity in order to more effectively remove cancer cells and change the polarity of the cancer.
Benefits of Immunotherapy are as follows:
Support Other Treatments: Other therapies, such as chemotherapy, may work better if applied in tandem with immunotherapy.
Effective When Other Treatments Aren’t: Certain cancers, such as skin cancer, don’t respond well to chemotherapy or radiation, but may respond well to immunotherapy.
Fewer Side Effects: Because it targets only your immune system, you may experience fewer side effects.
Cancer Less Likely to Return: Your immune system learns to go after cancer cells if they return (immune-memory).
3. Non-toxic targeted treatment specifically destroys cancer cells.
This is another type of treatment in which the treating physician will choose to use various non-toxic natural treatment media, as well as heat, light, and energy therapy, all of which have the effect of destroying cancer cells. This treatment can be used in conjunction with conventional primary care to improve treatment efficacy.
It is a tried-and-true treatment method that ensures no harmful side effects on other non-cancerous cells in the body and reduces the side effects of conventional therapies.
4. Nutrition Therapy Diet
Another factor that can promote the growth of cancer cells is poor nutrition. As a treatment method, we at Akesis Life firmly believe in the adage “Let food be thy medicine.” We recognize the significance of proper nutrition. The type of food consumed can either help or hinder the spread of cancer. While cultivating a curative culinary pathway, we focus on healthy and nutritional food sources that have been shown to be effective in cancer prevention and management.
Many medical studies have shown that eating a healthy, standardized diet with the appropriate amount of nutrients to meet the patient’s needs can help improve a patient’s health, immunity, and strength.
Akesis Life offers nutritional counseling and cancer nutritional guidance to our patients. Our team of experienced medical and nutritional experts, including our highly experienced health chef, will develop highly specific dietary programs tailored to the patient’s needs and condition. To ensure effective treatment results, the patient’s progress will be closely monitored.
5. Adjusting lifestyle behavior
Everyone is probably aware that one of the primary causes of cancer is a person’s lifestyle. Aside from heredity, one’s lifestyle habits can pose a number of health risks. As a result, it is critical to concentrate on making positive changes to one’s lifestyle. Akesis Life focuses on the following areas to improve treatment outcomes and prevent cancer recurrence:
- Healthy diet
- Stress management
- Proper rest (sufficient sleep)
- Regular exercise
- Emotional support
- Avoidance of toxic environments
6. Mental and emotional balance
Cancer patients at Akesis Life will be treated by a team of doctors who is also their personal consultants, helping to design a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to each individual patient.
Aside from the aforementioned, our team of professionals focuses not only on the physical aspects of treatment, but also on the patient’s emotional and mental health. A patient’s mental state is critical because a positive mindset leads to higher rates of treatment compliance and, as a result, better treatment outcomes.
At Akesis Life, we have a unique mental healing program that can help our patients on their healing journeys. Our specialized healing and mediation sessions provide a type of mental and emotional balancing remedy that has been shown to assist many of our patients in relaxing, adjusting their attitudes, and strengthening their morale for a better quality of life.