While chemotherapy for cancer can be lifesaving, it frequently produces serious side effects. Many of the side effects occur because chemotherapy is designed to attack rapidly dividing cells. These rapidly dividing cells include not only cancer cells, but also normal cells in the digestive tract and elsewhere. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and mouth sores. Hair loss and anemia may also occur, again due to the chemotherapy’s effects on healthy cells that undergo rapid division as part of their normal life cycle.
This article focuses on the one complication of chemotherapy for which homeopathy has been studied at the present time: mouth sores.
Scientific Evaluations of Homeopathic Remedies for Cancer Chemotherapy Support
, 30 children with mouth sores due to cancer chemotherapy were given either homeopathic or placebo mouthwash, five times daily for at least 14 days.
The results showed that use of the homeopathic treatment significantly reduced symptoms as compared to placebo.
The mouthwash used in this trial contained the following ingredients:
Traditional Homeopathic Treatments for Cancer Chemotherapy Support
Oberbaum M, Yaniv I, Ben-Gal Y, et al. A randomized, controlled clinical trial of the homeopathic medication TRAUMEEL S in the treatment of chemotherapy-induced stomatitis in children undergoing stem cell transplantation.
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