Homeopathy Treatment & Homeopathic Remedies for Cancer
Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic
treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological
condition. The homeopathic medicines are selected after a full individualizing
examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history
of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc. A miasmatic
tendency (predisposition/susceptibility) is also often taken into
account for the treatment of chronic conditions. The medicines given
below indicate the therapeutic affinity but this is not a complete
and definite guide to the treatment of this condition. The symptoms
listed against each medicine may not be directly related to this
disease because in homeopathy general symptoms and constitutional
indications are also taken into account for selecting a remedy.
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#Calcarea fluorica. [Calc-f]
This remedy is most useful for knots, kernels or hardened lumps
in the female breast, accompanied with indurated glands of stony
hardness; the enlargements may occur in the fasciae. It will prevent
the development of cancer, and should be considered always in the
cases where the breasts present suspicious lumps. Enchondroma.
#Lapis albus. [Lap-a]
Several cases of incipient scirrhus (cancer) of the mammary gland,
presenting retraction of the nipple, and the other characteristic
symptoms have been cured with this remedy. It is of signal use in
many cases of goitre. Dr. E. G. Jones recommends Lapis in malignant
diseases of the uterus where the discharges are black and offensive
and intense burning pains all through the diseased part.
This remedy will often abate the pains of cancer. Lupus and sarcoma
with a thick yellow and offensive discharge.
#Hecla lava. [Hecla]
Osteomata (Bone Cancer), not so-called ivory tumors, but those of
Great hardness of the infiltrated glands, with flying stitches in
them worse at night. Cancer, mammary tumors of beginning of scirrhus;
chief remedy, especially useful after contusions and bruises, it
corresponds particularly to glandular bruises. Here it is an absolute
specific, and the writer advises the 30th potency. Dr. O. S. Haines
has verified this statement. The irritability seems the characteristic.
Epithelioma, enlarged testicles or uterus.
This remedy has achieved considerable reputation is cancer of the
stomach and various forms of carcinoma. Many cases have improved
under the Ix; open cancer and cancerous ulcers; it modifies the
pain. Bernstein believes the field of this remedy to be in epithelioma,
especially in open and ulcerated types. He recommends the 6x potency,
and has had remarkable results from its use.
#Baryta carbonica. [Bar-c]
Fatty tumors appearing here and there over the body.
#Baryta iodide. [Bar-i]
Hard cancerous tumors of the breast. Ovarian tumors with a scrofulous
Phytolacca has a tendency to fat formation,
and may prove useful in fatty tumors as well as in hard, painful
nodosities in the breast. Cancers of the breast when the tumors
is hard, painful and purple. It acts as an absorbent in fibroid
tumors of the uterus.
#Plumbum iodatum. [Plb-i]
Inflamed indurated masses in the female breast slowly developing.
The hard, unchangeable character, the slow development and the supervention
of painful inflammations therein are the elements of decision.
This remedy corresponds to the general phenomena of the cancerous
diathesis, though Bayes notes that we have other remedies which
may posses more power over cancer indicated. It is said to be almost
a specific for lupus, and its special indications in any form of
tumor, be it cancer or not, the sharp burning and lancinating pain,
the weakness and debility and the general Arsenicum symptoms known
so well. In other words, the patient is to be treated, not the disease.
Bromine is sometimes useful for mammary
Iodine. Cancer of the uterus, with
Aggravation from warmth. Excessive hunger.
Morphine, when there is great susceptibility to pain, may be of
Fungoid and bleeding growths. Fungus haematodes.
Bleeding fungi. There is on record the cure of a fungus tumor of
the orbit, with this remedy and Carbo vegetabilis, in the Austrian
Field Marshal Radetsky. It is also a remedy for polypoid growths
in the nose and ears. The epithelial variety of cancer, and cauliflower
excrescences would seem to correspond to this remedy. Dr. Helmuth
also considered Thuja as a valuable remedy in sarcoma. Palpillomata
also comes within its field.
This remedy corresponds to what Jousset terms the epithelial diathesis
and is of undoubted and special value in epithelioma and uterine
cancer. Our English confreres praise this remedy in simple glandular
tumors of the breast; here it allays the pain retards the growth
and improves the patient generally. The dyspeptic symptoms of the
remedy lead to its choice. The hydrastis treatment is one of the
best known in cancer.
Cicuta. Epithelioma, honey colored
Kali sulphuricum has cured cases of
facial epithelioma when operation was refused.
Cuprum aceticum will allay with the
distressing vomiting in carcinoma. Dr. Pope, of England thinks no
scirrhus of the breast should be removed until Hydrastis has been
Hydrastis corresponds to the diathesis,
the worn jaded look, the sallow complexion hide-bound state of the
skin, low spirits, loss of appetite, constipation, as well as to
the ulcerative stage. It has cured lupus, epithelioma and malignant
ulcers. Tumors of the stomach and pylorus have disappeared under
the continued use of Hydrastis.
The use of this substance has been heralded as a remedy for cancer.
Though it produces actually and pathologically that disease, it
has never cured cancer in any dosage nor in any stage of that affection.
It use in all doses save those of Homoeopathy is dangerous and should
be avoided. However, the excellent provings by Dieffenbach have
precisioned its use and it may indicated therefore, not in Cancer,
but in what Vannier so happily the terms that "Cancerinique"
dyscrasia, which means the abnormal blood conditions which tend
toward that disease, and always precede it. Thus it use is confined
to the pregrowth manifestations when we have such symptoms as aching
pains, itching over the body, pains resembling a chronic arthritis.
Apprehension. Mentally tired and irritable patients. Pimples on
the skin and spots which itch and burn.Restlessness, heat in stomach,
flatulence and constipation. The 30th potency is as low as it should
be used. We can never be certain whether a patient has not been
subjected in some unknown way to radium emanations and by giving
the remedy in the lower strengths we may add to the trouble. A recent
finding of the New York Health Department (April, 1932) says : "In
regions where radio-active minerals were mined an increased incidence
of cancer, especially of cancer of the lungs, had been noted."
It also condemned the use of so-called radium waters as elements
of danger. A study of the "cancerinique' or pregrowth symptoms
will give positive information as to the approach of this disease,
and positive indications for the remedies that should be used to
prevent the same.
#Carbo animalis. [Carb-an]
Mammary cancer, scirrhus, gland indurated in little nodes, the parts
being as hard as stone; skin bluish and mottled axillary glands
swollen; drawing pains through mammae. Cancer of cervix, with induration
and burning pains, with thin offensive discharge from the vagina.
#Carbolic acid. [Carb-ac]
Has also been highly praised as a valuable internal remedy in cancer.
Helmuth speaks favorably of this remedy for the lancinating pains