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Lung cancer

Integrative Medicine and Patients affected by Lung Cancer

Patients with lung cancer are particularly vulnerable to heavily promoted claims for unproved or disproved “alternatives.” Integrative medicine options of care are getting increased attention in recent years by both patients and health care practitioners. Mind-body modalities and massage therapy can reduce anxiety, mood disturbance, and chronic pain. Acupuncture assists the control of pain and other side effects and helps reduce levels of pain medication required. Trials of acupuncture for chemotherapy-induced neuropathy and postthoracotomy pain show promising results.
An article in the journal Chest reviewed these options of care including some others. 
Open the link to this article.

A chapter dedicated to lung cancer is available in Integrative Oncology textbook second edition by Abrams and Weil.

Link to the lung cancer chapter

The following foods might have some clues for benefit
in lung cancer prevention: 

Apples and lung cancer risk

  Papaya and Lung cancer risk 

Leafy green vegetables

Sweet potatoes


 

Lung Cancer – Foods and Supplements

 

 

Possible Benefits

 

 

Avoid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foods

·         Fruits

·         Vegetables

·         Foods high in Caretenoids (Carrots, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, pumpkins, spinach, apricots  )

·         Foods high in Selenium               (Brazil nuts, crimini mushrooms, tuna, halibut, salmon,  scallops, organic eggs, shiitake mushrooms, barley, grass-fed beef,  turkey)

·          Foods high in Quercetin (capers, dill, kale, buckwheat, sweet potatoes, apples)

·         Green Tea

·         Spices: Turmeric, Black Cumin

·         Soy

·         Garlic

·         Pomegranate

·         Red meat

·         Processed meat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplements

·         Astragalus

·         Omega 3 (EPA:DHA >4:1)

·         Curcumin

·         Ginseng

·         Sun Soup

·         Coriolus Versicolor

·         Homeopathic remedies

·         Melatonin

·         Vitamin D (early stage)

 

·         Selenium supplements

·         Vitamin A supplements

·         Beta carotene supplements

·         Vitamin D (advanced stage)

Source:  Integrative Oncology Consultants website: www.moshefrenkelmd.com  2013

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