Complementary Therapies and Nutrition

All of the therapies listed here are complementary, and are therefore not designed to replace any conventional treatment that you are offered.

However, they are intended to help you become physically and emotionally strong enough to cope both with the stress of living with a low-grade Brain Tumour, and with any orthodox treatment that you may need to undertake in the future.

This section is also provided to give you basic information on nutrition and supplements other high grade brain tumour patients use. Please review any information you read here with your Doctor in order to obtain actual medical advice on whether any of these supplements may be useful to you.

Found in health food stores, supermarkets and chemists; supplements have grown into a major industry. More than half of Cancer patients use supplements, occasionally to the exclusion of conventional treatment. More typically, supplements are used to enhance conventional treatments and ease side effects.

Below is a quick reference guide to some supplements and herbs used by brain tumour patients on the BT-Supplements group. There are also individual articles written by Ben A. Williams, PhD with links to supporting evidence on many of the supplements listed in the quick reference guide.

If you currently take a supplement that is not listed below please contact us with further details and we'll get them added here as soon as possible.

This page was last modified on 12th May 2009 at 19:17

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: All the information provided by this website and forum is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for brain tumours or any other medical conditions. The information should not be considered complete and should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation or advice of your doctors. The articles on this website are just the opinions of the authors. We (BT Buddies) do not necessarily agree with the concepts expressed.

Please review any news or information you see on this website with your own Doctor in order to obtain actual medical advice. You should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read here.
1 Acupuncture
2 Alexander Technique
3 Aromatherapy
4 Art Therapy
5 Breathing Excercises
6 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: CBT
7 Emotional Freedom Technique: EFT
8 Homeopathy
9 Hypnotherapy
10 Massage
11 Meditation
12 Osteopathy
13 Psychotherapy
14 Reflexology
15 Reiki
16 Shiatsu
17 Tai Chi
18 Traditional Chinese Medicine 中医
19 Visualisation
20 Western Herbalism
21 Nutritional Solutions - by Jeanne M. Wallace, PhD, CNC
22 Nutrition in Cancer
23 Supplements with Demonstrated Efficacy
24 Supplements with Potential Efficacy But Not Yet Clinically Tested
25 Treatment options for Glioblastoma and other Gliomas - Ben A. Williams, PhD
26 Links to further information and studies on various Supplements
27 Brain Tumour Supplements Online Group
28 Ketogenic Diet

 
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