Last Modified on Aug 29, 2015
While medical treatment is essential in treating Leukemia, holistic treatments are also available. Certain herbs like those found in Essiac Tea are known for their anti-cancer properties, while supplements like Vitamin C support the immune system.
What is Leukemia?
Cancer of the body’s blood-forming tissues is called leukemia. Many forms of leukemia exist including childhood leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia. Typically beginning in the white blood cells, leukemia causes the abnormal production of white blood cells, resulting in the improper function of these infection fighting cells. Treatment of leukemia is complex depending on the type as well as the stage.
While the exact symptoms of leukemia differ depending on the type, several symptoms are indicative of leukemia in general. Fever and chills, pervasive fatigue, overall weakness and frequent or severe infections are some of the most common symptoms of leukemia. Additional symptoms include unexplained weight loss, swollen lymph nodes, an enlarged liver or spleen, unexplainable bruising, frequent nosebleeds, red spots in the skin, excessive sweating and bone pain or tenderness. Symptoms of leukemia are often vague and may resemble the flu or other common illnesses, so consulting a doctor is important.
Alternative Cancer Treatments
While medical treatment is often required of leukemia, several alternative cancer treatments are also available. Acute myeloid leukemia and childhood leukemia often exhibit a rapid onset that may prevent treatment methods. As such, using methods such as essiac tea, vitamin C and goat’s milk can treat the cancer.
Dietary Changes for Leukemia
Detoxing the body, boosting the immune system and changing the diet are important elements of treatment for Leukemia. A diet should consist of no sugar or white flour and as close to organic food as possible.
Home Remedies for Leukemia
Papaya and periwinkle treat low platelet count and support recovery as well.
I would like any information you could give me on cures or remedies for AML/Acute myeloid leukemia. A dear friend of mine has been diagnosed with this recently and I am trying to find out any information on this that I can, he was involved with Silkwood in 1979 and was exposed to yellowcake uranium.
Is there anything natural or at all we can do to help him? Will look forward to your reply.
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My brother has aml non m3 leukemia, with a bone marrow transplant, over 500 days ago. He is not healthy enough for treatment. I am looking for all holistic aproches possile, as I fear he does not have much time. Veronica
I am a 72 year old female in otherwise very good health, diagnosed last week with AML. Having already done some studying about what goes on in this country in the pharmaceutical corporation controlled state of medicine here, I absolutely refuse to submit to the suggested poison in the name of chemotherapy. I have read a great deal about food grade hydrogen peroxide as a remedy for many types of cancer, but have seen no indications about this particular type. Is it possible for oxygen therapy to work inside the bone marrow. I have already begun the recommended progression of dosage, except increasing dosage by 2 drops per day. Tomorrow I will be using 9 drops. Unless I begin getting adverse reaction that is intolerable, I should be up to the recommended 25 drops 3 times per day within 8 days. Then will continue that therapy for another 25 days. I understand there may be some side effects like rashes, nausea, etc. , but that is far preferable to side effects of chemo such as likely permanent heart damage.
Does anyone know of someone who has successfully self-treated Acute Myeloid Leukemia with Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide?
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I was diagnosed with AML over a year ago and decided not to go on Chemo, I think this is the wisest decision i have ever made. I am not in remission, and have to have blood transfusions about once a month, i am free to go about my every day life, I am 70 years of age, I dont eat red meat, i have a blender and eat a lot of fruit and vegetables mostly blended. I do lots of research since i beleive we are all responsible for our care. and condition. I dont give a doctor sole responsibility for my care 90% is up to me. by all accords i was supposed to be dead a few months ago, I truly believe i would have been dead had i did like the doctors recommended and went on Chemo. I beleive that without Chemo I will live just as long if not longer, and with less pain and suffering.
That's my story and i am sticking to it
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AML and ApML are well treatable in Ayurveda. Probably this is the only remedy that cures leukemia with out side effects. Myeloblast can be brought down to 0% level within 2 weeks of medication and marma, much faster than chemo works. Marrow gets revived and the blood counts improve to normal. Chance of relapse is seldom, so we call it (not remission) recovery. I am happy to extend my support to the patients, especially childern suffering from AML.
James Vaidyan from India.
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08/23/2012Posted by Vaidyan (Cochin, Kerala, India) on 12/30/2008
While leukemia patients are dying miserably in hospitals please listen to Ayurveda. Probably, Ayurveda is the only science where blood cancers are cured, without side effect. Pediatric leukemia is amazingly faster recovering, perfect control often in few weeks. Wish oncologists probed the credibility of the treatment, which may in turn become beneficial to all humanity.
Advanced nations are spending billions of dollars in research for a cure. Recurrences of most types of cancers are general phenomenon. It means malignancy did not completely respond to the best up front treatment. Scientists can research how Ayurveda acts selectively inducing cell death in only the malignant cells and not affecting neighboring healthy cells. I am a Vaidya, eager to associate with such initiatives sharing abundance of knowledge and to participatng integrated treatment programs.
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11/13/2014Posted by Aadhira (Chennai, India) on 01/19/2013
This is Aadhira and my friend is diagnosed with CLL (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia) . We're based in Chennai. Been mad since I heard this grave news. The doctor had informed that its been there for about 6 months now and he can survive for just 7 more years. He's just 25 years old. The symptoms were unreasonable fever, weakness, sweating and 6 weeks back he had tiny red spots all over his arm. I'd be glad if you can help me where and how we can get treatments. What diet shoould we follow. In all the sites, it is said that it's controllable at the early stage and remission of cancer is possible. Kindly help me.
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10/13/2014Posted by Ltina (Columbus Ohio) on 10/31/2013
Hello, I was recently diagnosed with a chronic form of leukemia called CML, I'm taking srycel as a treatment.. I have so many questions I'm not sure where to start.. I'm not a big medicine person so I was wondering of some natural remedies that could cure or suppress the bad cells being created in the marrow? I've been told supplements aren't as effective by the time it gets to the blood stream the body has disposed of most of the good in them.. the liver gets rid of most of the vitamins. is this a waste to take supplements..?? do I have to take great amounts for them to be effective.. dmso I've taken that in the powder form long before my diagnosis just to detox, is that a good choice?
I'm 29 with three kids I still have a looong life ahead I want to be as healthy as possible to be able to live happy with my kids.. The side effects to having leukemia and taking meds are horrible.Replied by Mike 62
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WARNING! (1) 100%Posted by Mhaley3 (Templeton, Ma, Usa) on 02/03/2013
My husband was diagnosed with CML just over a year ago and has responded well to Gleevec. This medicine makes him very sick and the doctor said there is no other option and he must continue to take medications for the rest of his existance to keep his cells from producing the mutated monocyte blood cells assosciated with CML. I am sure there must be a natural cure that will heal him and stop the genetic mutation of BC-BLR genes. If this medicine can remove all traces of CML from his blood, than there must be another substance that can do the same.
Please help, I can not stand to see him suffering any longer.
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[YEA] I have been doing studies on natural remedies for cancer. My husband was diagnosed with bladder Cancer, I was diagnosed with Endometrial cancer and my friend with AML. My husband and I are both in remission and so is my friend, All done with natural herbs and supplements. I had my friend with AML [Acute myeloid leukemia] take Coral Calcium, Milk Thistle, and Oregano Oil with carvacrol 70. After treatment with those three things she went into remission after four months! This is no joke! I did the same, and my husband did also but I had him add frankensense oil to his regimen. I'm not a medical doctor so I cannot legally prescribe any medication. I assume no liability. Just wanted to share my experiences with you. If you would like to know how these things work, ask me. I can explain in great detail.Replied by Ladymars
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08/13/2015Posted by Christine (Maywood, Nj, United States) on 04/01/2013
My brother was recently diagnosed with adult acute myeloid leukemia. So I did alot of research about the essiac tea and came across the liquid concentrate. Said to be 6x more powerful. I wanted to know has anyone used the liquid concentrate ? how did they use it?
March 22/2013 he was told he was in remission. No signs of leukemia. So now I want to give him the tea. It says it lowers high blood pressure , my brother is on medication to help raise his bp because it has been so low since his immune system is very low. I showed the bottle to his Dr. and the doctor did say once he goes home he can take it.
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[YEA] My husband was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, and put on the drug Gleevec. Over the next year, he came down with pneumonia three times. So after doing a little research, I started giving him 5 ounces of essiac tea a day as well as 12,000 mg of vitamin C a day (4 tablets with each meal). It's been three years since he started taking essiac, and he hasn't had pneumonia or even a cold since then. Also he had growths on his saliva gland that completely disappeared without any medical treatment, and his doctor said his leukemia is in remission.Replied by Connie
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Goat`s Milk An Effective Remedy For Leukemia
Goat`s milk is definitely one of the most nutritional milk around! Goat`s milk have been used for centuries! Goat`s milk may help people who suffer from ulcers, tuberculosis, arthritis, rickets, irritable bowels syndrome, nervousness, anorexia, hay fever and allergies and weak limbs. lt increases longevity and improve our immune system to prevent and fight disease. Goat`s milk is alkaline compared to cow`s milk which is acidic and harmful to health.
Goat`s milk is most effective for cases of exessive white blood cells (Leukemia) where the patients suffer from frequently fever. Drink goat`s milk daily and you will be cured.
YEA (1) 100%Posted by Kevin (Plymouth, In) on 08/16/2013
[YEA] I have CLL and also have excellent results to increase low platelet counts with Papaya Leaf Extract. I have had jumps in the tens of thousands over a few months-most recently from 20,000 to 80,000.Replied by Pam
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12/21/2014Posted by La0508 (Neche, North Dakota, Usa) on 07/13/2011
In March 2010, a researcher from Univ of Florida stated that he had found that a water extract from papaya leaf had very strong anti-tumor effects. Granted, leukemia is NOT a tumor, but I have heard from people that it had a very powerful effect on leukemia. Papaya leaf is a folk remedy for cancer of all types. Pau d'arco (tabebuia impetiginosa or tabebuia avellanedae) is a specific for leukemia. Check out this site: www.taheeboteaclub.com -- these people sell only taheebo, period (taheebo is another name for pau d'arco)--because their grandfather had inoperable metastatic cancer--and was cured 15 years ago from drinking this tea. I have contacted them and found that their replies to me were very honest and straight forward, not trying to snow me with salesmanship. Their tea is rather expensive-maybe $25-$30 a month, but it is never bitter. There are other good sites to get taheebo, and a VERY STRONG extract in capsule form--called Taheebo Life Tea--google it. I use the tea for arthritis and cardiac arrhythmia, and it is wonderful. I often buy it from www.mountainroseherbs.com. I would certainly use this combination all day long for cancer, and if I had any form of brain cancer-astrocytoma or glioma--I would add boswellia. But that's for another post.