Cancer is a disease characterized by uncontrolled growth of cells. Breast cancer forms in the tissues of the breast. It is normally formed in the ducts. It can be detected using a mammogram or a through a self-exam. It is advised that these tests should be done regularly so that early detection can be made. With early detection, advances in treatment and therapy, survival rates are highly increased. Symptoms include a lump in the breast, discharge from the nipple, or a noticeable change in the size or shape of a breast. Some of the factors that contribute to this type are genes, age or even family history of the disease.
There are many alternative approaches for dealing with this type of cancer. For example; homeopathy, use of supplements, acupuncture, massage or use of herbs. Ayurveda is also one of these alternatives. This type of treatment originates from India, but is also used and accepted around the world as a complementary and alternative form of medicine. It is used to bring about a faster response and reduce the side effects of conventional drugs. It also helps prevent recurrence of diseases and also prolong survival rates. These medicines are also used to prevent diseases, to protect and to cure chronic diseases in the body. In addition, they are used to correct immunity disorders in the body.
In most cases, people usually go through the conventional methods of getting a prognosis before treatment can be diagnosed. However, in cases where traditional Ayurveda is still practiced, the patient is asked questions. To answer these questions, all the five senses must be used. A prognosis is then made and the necessary formulations given for treatment. Nowadays, most patients prefer to undergo conventional methods of diagnosis. They then combine the conventional drugs together with the alternative Ayurveda medicine.
While taking Ayurveda medicine for the treatment of breast or any other cancer, you need to continually visit your oncologist for checkups. Formulations for ayurveda treatments are made using seven metals and herbs. The herbs used include; gold, silver, zinc, tin, lead, copper, and iron. However, cases of lead poisoning have been reported over time. This often occurs when some of the formulations have been prepared with excess lead quantities, above the regulated standards. Other reported cases have been deaths due to delayed use of conventional drugs due to belief in the alternative medicine. In addition, it is important to seek advice from a practitioner before you self medicate.