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Complementary and Alternative treatment are different approaches to Breast Cancer treatment. Complementary medicine works in conjunction with conventional treatment like chemotherapy; alternative medicine replaces conventional treatment. Alternative medical systems include Ayurveda and Chinese medicine like acupuncture. Yoga, meditation, and prayer are forms of complementary mind-body interventions.  Taking supplements like Vitamin C or eating dark chocolate for antioxidants are ways get additional nutrients. Chiropractors and massages can alleviate pain.

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There’s no official governmental definition for “natural;” but it’s understood that in dealing with cancer, the term applies to treatment not involving surgery or drugs, often referred to as “alternative treatment.” Whether it’s St. John’s wort taken in pill form, or vinegar drunk straight from the…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Treatment Choices: Metastatic Breast… I'm sure it is hard for you and your mother to stay hopeful, but maybe…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Medical Marijuana Treatment For… Craig, thanks for connecting here. For myself, I'd rely on proven science; but…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Exercising during Breast Cancer… Great information, Jan - thanks so much for sharing this PDF. I'll see about…

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