Thursday, February 18, 2010

Homeopathic Remedies for Breast Cancer

“We were quite impressed to find that homeopathic remedies have similar effects to chemotherapy on breast cancer cells but without affecting normal cells, a very exciting finding.” -- Moshe Frenkel, MD

I recently blogged about a new study published in the February issue of International Journal of Oncology regarding homeopathic remedies and their beneficial effect on breast cancer cells. The study, which was done at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, shows that certain homeopathic remedies have increased cytotoxic (killing) effects on breast cancer cells compared with cells derived from normal breast tissue.

This study on homeopathy by one of the top cancer research institutes in the US is a significant milestone in the world of complementary and alternative medicine. In fact, it may be one of the first ever studies of its kind to demonstrate the success of homeopathic remedies equivalent to a pharmaceutical drug in the treatment of cancer.

Homeopathy, though used widely in Europe and with rising popularity in the US, is unfortunately still regarded by many mainstream medical officials as “quackery.” The reasoning behind this belief is that homeopathy is essentially “energy medicine.” The “active” ingredients in homeopathic remedies are diluted literally thousands of times, so that they are almost untraceable. However, it is this minute amount, essentially just an energy of a substance when looked at on the molecular level that is able to permeate cells and stimulate the body’s immune response in a way similar to a vaccine, without any of the associated risks. Homeopathy is a very gentle yet highly effective form of therapy with measurable results. The fact that a major cancer research institute has recognized it as such will be a huge benefit for those who seek safe, effective alternative treatments to many illnesses, including life threatening ones.

Fortunately, there are progressive, integrative doctors like myself that are pushing towards alternative and effective remedies for cancer.

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