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Homeopathy for Lung Cancer

lung cancer

Lung Cancer, also known as lung carcinoma, is a medical condition in which there is uncontrolled cell growth in lung tissues. The majority of cases of lung cancer are caused by smoking or exposure to smoke. Heavy tobacco or marijuana smokers are 25 times more susceptible to lung cancer. Causes include exposure to industrial chemicals. Radon and passive smoke.

Lung Cancer, also known as lung carcinoma, is a medical condition in which there is uncontrolled cell growth in lung tissues. These abnormal cells continue dividing and form lumps or mass of tissue called tumors.

Lung Cancer in which cancer cells migrate to other parts of the body through the blood or lymphatic system, invading and destroying other healthy tissues, is known as malignant Lung cancer.

The majority of cases of lung cancer are caused by smoking or exposure to smoke, which causes damage to the lining of the lungs.

The two main types are small-cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) and non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC)

Small cell lung carcinoma

Small cell lung cancer is a more aggressive type of lung cancer that comprises 15% of all lung cancer diagnoses. It is highly correlated to smoking. Small cell lung cancers grow quickly but tend to respond to a specific chemotherapy protocols. Oat cell cancer is a highly fatal lung cancer.

Non-small-cell lung carcinoma

The three main subtypes of Non-small-cell lung carcinoma are adenocarcinoma, squamous-cell carcinoma, and large-cell carcinoma. Nearly 40% of lung cancers are adenocarcinoma, which usually comes from peripheral lung tissue.

A subtype of adenocarcinoma, the bronchioloalveolar carcinoma, is more common in female never-smokers, and may have a better long-term survival. Squamous-cell carcinoma causes about 30% of lung cancers. They typically occur close to large airways.

Nearly 9% of lung cancers are large-cell carcinoma. These are so named because the cancer cells are large, with excess cytoplasm, large nuclei, and conspicuous nucleoli.

Causes and Risk factors of Lung Cancer

In 85% of cases, smoking causes lung cancer. Heavy tobacco or marijuana smokers are 25 times more susceptible to lung cancer.  Causes include exposure to industrial chemicals. Radon and passive smoke. Nickel depletes intracellular ascorbate, which inhibits cellular hydroxylase by chronic exposure to nickel, could be deleterious for lung cells and may lead to lung cancer.

Symptoms of Lung Cancer

The most common symptoms are coughing (including coughing up blood), weight loss, shortness of breath, and chest pains. Other symptoms include:

  • Persistent Haemoptysis or coughing with blood
  • Pain in the chest ,shoulder and may on back especially while laughing
  • Weight loss
  • Dyspnoea or difficulty in breathing
  • Frequent attacks of Pneumonia or Bronchitis
  • Hoarseness of the voice
  • Dysphagia or difficult swallowing
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Pain in joints and bones
  • Swelling of face
  • Loss of appetite
  • Generalized weakness
  • Pleural effusion
  • Smoker’s cough
  • Anemia

Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

Diagnosis mainly include

  • History of smoking, occupational history, lifestyle, medication
  • X-Ray chest
  • CT scan chest
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Mediastinascopy
  • Lung biopsy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Bone scan
  • Thoracotomy

Lung cancer treatment

Lung cancer treatment depends on the cancer’s specific cell type, how far it has spread, and the person’s performance status. Common treatments include palliative care, surgery, chemotherapy ( cisplatin and etoposide are most commonly used.

Combinations with carboplatin, gemcitabine, paclitaxel, vinorelbine, topotecan, and irinotecan are also used), and radiation therapy (continuous hyperfractionated accelerated radiotherapy).

Objectives of Treatment

  • Patient must be encouraged to stop smoking
  • Meet energy needs, which are often elevated as much as 30% above normal
  • Counteract side effects such as cachexia, infections, weight loss and anorexia.
  • Maximize pulmonary health and improve quality of life
  • Increase disease free time
  • Minimum weight loss
  • Maximum intake through side-effects management

Food and nutrition

  • Increase intake of protein, CHO, energy, and fluids.
  • Alter diet as appropriate for side effects
  • Small frequent meals may be beneficial
  • If oral diet is possible , promote a protective diet by including fruits, vegetables, sesame seeds and pecans, food rich in quercetin (apples and onion) and other flavonoides, selenium, lycopene, carotenoids, and natural estrogens(such as soy foods).
  • Include good sources of phytosterols such as sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and wheat germ
  • Include more omega-3 fatty acids from fish, shelfish, and walnuts
  • Tube feedings are highly recommended if weight loss, decreased appetite, dehydration, or electrolyte imbalance occurs.

Lung cancer treatment with homeopathy

homeopathy remedies for lung cancer treatmentHomeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach.

This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering.

The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat lung cancer symptoms but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved remedies are available for treatment of lung cancer symptoms that can be selected on the basis of cause, condition, sensation, extension, location and modalities of the complaints.

For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. The list of commonly used homeopathic remedies is:

Arsenicum Iodatum
Cobaltum Muriaticum
Ionized Radiation
Acalypha Indica
Ammonium Carbonicum
Anthemis Nobilis
Apis Mellifica
Aranea Diadema
Argentum Metallicum
Argentum Nitricum
Arsenicum Album
Bryonia Alba
Cadmium Metallicum
Caladium Seguinum
Carbo Animalis
Carbo Vegetabilis
Cistus Canadensis
Cobaltum Metallium
Collinsonia Canadensis
Conium Maculatum
Crotalus Horridus
Elaps Corallinus
Kali Carbonicum
Kali Iodatum
Lachesis Mutus
Lycopodium Clavatum
Methylenum Coeruleum
Theridion Curassavicum
Tuberculinum Bovinum Kent
Viscum Album

About the author

Dr. Manish Bhatia

- BCA, M.Sc Homeopathy (UK), CICH (Greece), MD (Hom)
- Associate Professor, Organon & Homeopathic Philosophy, SKH Medical College, Jaipur
- Founder Director of
- Editor, Homeopathy for Everyone
- Co-author - Homeopathy and Mental Health Care: Integrative Practice, Principles and Research
- Author - Lectures on Organon of Medicine vol 1, 2, 3. CCH Approved. (English, German, Bulgarian)
- Awardee - Raja Pajwan Dev Award for Excellence in the Field of Medicine; APJ Abdul Kalam Award for Excellence in Homeopathy Education
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  • Is there any lung cancer patient successfully treated ? Last month, I had to become a silent spectator, when my brother law aged 78 died of lung cancer after taking chemo Therapy initial treatment. He could not tolerate the after effects of the said treatment. It was so painful.

  • My mother is sick her wbc was 44 andTLC44 the doctors give her medicine Hydra capsule now the wbc are 15 and TLC 15 the. Ratio should be 4 to11 in normal person. I want homeopathic treatment please h elp me them alot.

  • R/Sir, My Grandpa aged 91yrs is suffering from – Bronchogenic Carcinoma. As per CTScan – Large mass lesion measuring 7.1×6.0x5.4cm sized in the superior basal segment of the lower lobe having broad based contact with pleural surface and infiltrating into the adjacent chest wall with erosion and permeative destruction of the adjacent 7th rib. Suggestive of malignant mass-bronchogenic carcinoma. No enlarged mediastinal or hilar lymphnodes seen. Well defined nodule in the right lower lobe. ?metastatic.
    due to his oldness, i think he may not tolerate the after effects of chemotherapy. Any medicine cure and to reduce his pain. Kindly advice what should i do and what should i take precautions for him. How much i have time???

    • My elderly father has stage 4 non small cell. He didn’t do well with chemo. Since the beginning i bought him a cool mist humidifier and food grade hydrogen peroxide. Must be food grade- it’s around $40-50 a gallon but u mix 1 oz to a gallon of distilled water in the COOL mist humidifier and put it by him all day and night. It puts oxygen in his system which fights cancer. People might call u crazy but my dad is still alive 1 year after diagnosed with stage 4 non small cell lung cancer. There are many essential oils that are good i hear but i personally believe in food grade hydrogen peroxide. I’m not a medical professional. I just wanted to try anything that might help my dad. God bless your family.

      • hi Miranda.
        That is a great tip. I will buy a humidifier as well for my father. Thank you for it.
        How is your father doing now?
        I am in the same boat as you. Please let me know how is he now and do you have any tips for me?

  • My mother 70 years old suffering lung cancer, brain metastatics, old history cardiac single vessel disease. Now chemotherapy start next week. But patient is very weak.

    • Hi Amanda,

      I read this on another site. Hope this may help in your case.

      “”I was pretty much in your exact same situation. I am 20 years old, my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in Decemeber. He had pnemonia and a heart attack as well. It was the heart attack that had sent him in to the hospital. We were told that he might not have longer than a week to live. I immediatly dove into tons of research on the topic. I’m a student going for psychology, so this wasn’t really my field, but I needed as much information as possible. My dad’s mother had died from lung cancer as well. My dad’s was caused by asbestos from being and HVAC technicion as well as smoking.

      What I read online was mostly about how chemo and radiation does little to nothing to treat lung cancer. As my dad was inoperable and concidered incurable, they chose for him to do chemo and radiation in the hopes of prelonging the inevitable. I wasn’t okay with just letting it be.

      I read about how homeopathic methods have preformed miracles, together we decided there was no harm in trying it out. His diet consisted of eating all the fruits and vegetables he possibly could as they contain antioxidents. Tofu and soymilk which is rumored as a cancer killer. Bolthouse farm juice, especially the green goodness which contains blue green algae, also a cancer killer, fish and chicken. He was also drinking aloe vera juice, green tea and taking vitamins.
      Stay away from red meat, sugar and carbs, they help the cancer spread. Avoid plastic and go organic.

      5 months later and he is almost cancer free, one lymph node still has it. His doctors are dumbfounded and have begun to prescribe my regime. His doctor told him he had less than a 1% chance of ever seeing a decline in the cancer. They said he should have died months ago.

      He has lost a lot of weight, and was still extremely weak from the chemo, but he is winning. Thats what counts.
      I full heartedly agree with homeopathic methods…I believe they really do work.””

      • Dear Vikas,

        Can you please provide the contact of Homeopathy Doctor teated your father. You may SMS to me at 9099357571

      • I would love to know the homeopathic dr or remedy that treated your dad as well. Thanks so much, Jaime Jo

  • Hello mr vikas
    My bro is suffering from lung cancer sclc.can u please inform homeopathy dr name n contact details who treated your father

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