of cancer victims resort to alternative treatments to fight their cancer. In fact, some researchers believe that
all persons struggling with cancer try a form of alternative medicine in order to increase their body's natural
defense (the immune system) or increase their chances of surviving. These alternative therapies are used not
only to stimulate the body's immune system, but also to limit the growth of the tumor and to reverse or reduce
side effects of conventional therapies – radiotherapy and chemotherapy. It is about the same thing in the case
of breast cancer. It is estimated that almost all women with breast cancer are engaged in complementary
practices: homeopathy, vitamin supplements, massage therapy, herbal remedies, acupuncture, yoga, prayer therapy,
and more. Some women use several methods at once.
there is no conclusive evidence asserting that these alternative practices do work, certain alternatives such as
prayer therapy help the patient to live with the disease with a positive mind. In addition, these alternatives
help breast cancer victims to relax, communicate and not remain reclusive or isolated to always focus on the
disease. In no case, however, these methods should not replace conventional treatments. These complementary
therapies should not endanger the lives of patients, but help them live better and longer with the cancer.
Therefore, it is important to tell your oncologist or health care team of any complementary medicines you are
taking or plan to take. To avoid complications, it would be better that these alternative treatments are
prescribed by health professionals (although not practicing conventional medicine) that are imbued with what
they are doing. Prayer therapy, however, requires no professionalism but faith, perseverance and a life free of
increase life expectancy, helps to better react to stressful situations, and promotes good mental health. The
prayer of faith can relieve one of any desperate situation including cancer. Although scientists cannot fully
explain the mechanisms that cause these curative effects, constant prayer practice is shown to have positive
effects on health. Numerous studies have demonstrated a clear link between religious practice and health.
Researchers found that people who are not indulged in any religious practice have almost twice as likely chance
to die within the eight coming years than those who practice more than once weekly. And life expectancy of
people who regularly go to church and do their best to practice what they preach is higher than non-attendees.
The reason seems to be because church
is the place where people believe they are loved by the loving and almighty God, and tend to love one another
and encourage one another (although it is not always the case).
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