Homeopathy is a type of medical treatment that utilizes drugs in very small doses. The drugs mimic symptoms of the illnesses that they are intended to treat. Normally given in liquid or cream form, the drugs consist of small amounts of chemicals. Homeopathy treatment for mesothelioma involves the use of drugs causing effects similar to those of asbestos exposure, meeting the requirement for symptom mimicry using homeopathy.
Patients who are suffering from lung cancer due to asbestos exposure utilize homeopathy to lessen or treat lung cancer symptoms or symptoms that are due to cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy.
Homeopathy Treatment Types
Various types of homeopathy are employed for treating asbestos illnesses such as mesothelioma. Immuno-augmentative therapy is a method involving the extraction of mistletoe as a homeopathy medicine. Another type of homeopathy for treating asbestos diseases involves the lessening of symptoms through homeopathic methods.
The main principle behind homeopathy involves the “law of similar,” meaning that homeopathic remedies are made by diluting the original medicine in a series of controlled steps. Each successive dilution is believed to make the treatment more effective. The medicine prepared this way is safe, as it has been diluted thoroughly.
Mesothelioma cancer affecting the peritoneum (the abdominal wall lining) presents with symptoms that are very burdensome for the patient. The symptoms come during the second stage of cancer, a stage when some patients begin considering homeopathy as a remedy. Most mesothelioma homeopathy patients are happy with the results of homeopathic treatment because many of their worst symptoms are alleviated or gone after the first month of treatment.
Homeopathic practitioners do not make the claim that using alternative medicine such as homeopathy will cure mesothelioma; rather, they say it can definitely improve the quality of life for patients. They feel it may also make standard treatments for cancer such as chemotherapy easier to endure. If nothing else, the improved mental attitude should help patients in terms of their overall health and well-being.
Some studies suggest that the improvements seen from homeopathic mesothelioma treatment are due to the placebo effect. This shows that at the very worst, homeopathic treatment is completely harmless and without side effects. It can help patients have a more positive attitude about their asbestos disease and feel better about life.