There are a number of things that can be done for cancer pain, even in later stage cancers. Suggestions to research include:
- An electronic device called "TENS" can help block the passage of pain messages to the brain. These can be prescribed by a doctor or you might be able to rent one.
- Try reflexology, acupuncture or acupressure
- Herbal medicine
- Hi dose Vitamin C
- Vitamin B17 - Laetrile, or benzaldehyde
- Cesium Chloride
- Hydrazine sulfate
- Anvirzel may also help - go to http://www.mnwelldir.org/docs/cancer1/altthrpy.htm for more info.
- SPES - http://www.naturalhealthconsult.com/
- Han Husuo has been compared to morphine - http://www.naturalhealthconsult.com/Monographs/yanhusuo.html
- Ganoderma - http://www.cancure.org/ganoderma.htm
- Aconitum in a 1M or 10M dose - a homeopathic remedy for late stage cancer pain
- Mind/body techniques can be especially helpful
Be sure to coordinate any program or approach with your naturopath or alternative physician before using any of these products or approaches.
There is info on cancer pain in the book "Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer" by John Diamond and Burton Goldberg, or, there is a condensed version called Cancer Diagnosis, What to Do Next. Also, Reader's Digest "Alternative Answers to Pain" offers some good information.
Emotional stress and anxiety increase pain, so if you can reduce stress and anxiety, you may help reduce cancer pain.
Hufeland Clinic in Germany does pain management - http://www.cancure.org/hufeland_clinic.htm as well as treating the cancer.
Websites with additional information:
http://www.alkalizeforhealth.net/cancerpain.htm http://www.cancer-pain.org/treatments/alternative.html http://www.nih.gov/ninr/research/vol6/adults.pdf - do a search for pain
The following are more conventional:
There are websites on cancer pain at http://www.cancer-pain.org/press/newwebsite.html -
http://www.noah-health.org/english/illness/cancer/cancpain.html#MANAGEMENT or http://www.cancer-pain.org/treatments/alternative.html