Alternative Treatment For Paraneoplastic Syndrome & Is It A Progressive Disease?

Usually, most of the patients with paraneoplastic syndromes (PNS) do not need any additional treatment to cure for paraneoplastic syndrome alone because if the malignancy treatment is effective then with the disappearance of the malignant cells the paraneoplastic syndrome will also go away and the paraneoplastic syndrome symptoms would also disappear. However, in some instances especially the neurologic paraneoplastic syndrome will not improve with the malignancy treatment as most of the neurologic paraneoplastic syndrome are due to immunological cross-reaction. Therefore, this neurological paraneoplastic syndrome and some of the other paraneoplastic syndrome need additional specific treatment.

Alternative Treatment For Paraneoplastic Syndrome

Other than the conventional treatment methods homeopathic methods, acupuncture, and Chinese medicine have found to be beneficial in improving some of the symptoms. It’s up to you to choose the treatment method to follow but before you select any treatment method make sure you know all about it including the benefits and risks.

Homeopathic Medicine As An Alternative Treatment For Paraneoplastic Syndrome

Anorexia And Cachexia: Hyrdrastis canadensis acts on all mucous membranes and stimulates food digesting. And assimilation. Arsenicum album is a deep acting remedy that affects the whole body. It helps with weight gain. Carcinosin (cancer nosode) acts on anyone with a previous history of cancer with symptoms or a family history of cancer.

Dermatologic Paraneoplastic Syndromes: Radium bromatum is effective for skin affections and ulcers due to radiation burns. Muriaticum Acidum acts on the mucous membrane of the mouth.

Hematological Paraneoplastic Syndrome: Anemia – Vanadium metallicum acts as an oxygen catalyzer and a carrier and increases hemoglobin levels. Trinitrotoluenum has marked action in anemic causes that occur due to the destruction of red blood corpuscles.

Renal Paraneoplastic Syndromes: Teribinthiniae oleum has important roles to play in the kidneys and urinary mucous membranes. Apocynum cannabinum acts on the mucous membrane and on the vascular system of the kidneys, it creates a diuretic effect.

Rheumatologic Paraneoplastic Syndromes: Kali hydriodicum has a marked action on the fibrous tissue and joints. It causes thickening of the periosteum. Asafoetida a syphilitic remedy that reduces bone decay.

Endocrine Paraneoplastic Syndromes: Iodium acts on the whole glandular system. The most prominent action of Iodium is absorption. Adrenalinum stimulates the sympathetic nervous system and increases the glandular activity, I have a powerful vasoconstriction action and a hemostatic action.

Neurologic Paraneoplastic Syndrome: Zincum metallicum has a powerful action on the motor and sensory nerves of the upper and lower limbs. Lachesis mutus has a special action on the cerebrospinal system. Gelsimium sempervirens acts on the upper motor part of the spinal cord. (1)

Acupuncture As An Alternative Treatment For Paraneoplastic Syndrome

There is a case study about acupuncture treatment for the control of night sweats in paraneoplastic syndrome secondary to pancreatic cancer. A 56-year-old male who had night sweating for 2 weeks was treated with a course of acupuncture for 10 weeks. Acupuncture was selected because the patient did not respond to conventional and pharmacological methods. Initially, before the acupuncture treatment, the patients gave a score of 9/10 regarding the severity of night sweating and after the acupuncture course, the patient gave a score of 1/10 for the severity of night sweating. Therefore, acupuncture can be an effective treatment method night sweating associated with paraneoplastic syndrome. Acupuncture might also be effective in treating neurologic paraneoplastic syndrome especially the muscle weaknesses. (2)

Chinese Medicine As An Alternative Treatment For Paraneoplastic Syndrome

Chinese medicine might also be effective for some of the paraneoplastic syndrome but much information is not available in the literature. (3)

Conclusion

the paraneoplastic syndrome usually does not need treatment as it goes away with cancer the cancer treatment but so paraneoplastic syndrome symptoms need specific treatment. Other than the conventional treatment methods homeopathic methods, acupuncture, and Chinese medicine have found to be beneficial in improving some of the symptoms. Homeopathic treatment is found to be beneficial for many of the paraneoplastic syndrome. Acupuncture for night sweating and some of the neurological symptoms. It is up to you to choose the treatment method to follow, but before you select any treatment method make sure you know all about it including the benefits and risks.

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