Some patients with mesothelioma will opt to use alternative therapy in place of other treatments for their mesothelioma. Alternative therapy can include eating herbal products, changing diets or taking homeopathic medicines. Some of these methods, however, have been discredited. Clinical studies using alternative therapy are always progressing at different levels.
Choosing alternative therapy is a significant
decision, as the nature of this decision calls
for rejecting some of the more practical and
successful treatment options already proven. To
determine if you should use alternative therapy,
you should do some research. You need
to weigh the pros and cons of using this method. Have
you learned whether the benefits outweigh the
risks? As with all treatments, there will
be side effects, but what are the side effects
of alternative therapy?
Alternative therapy may affect any future treatment, and what’s more important is that it may affect the treatment plan you have already begun. Another factor to think about is that most health insurance policies do not cover alternative therapy, and alternative therapy is neither taught nor used by most hospitals.
Acupuncture is a form of alternative therapy that has been used for years. A patient can choose meditation to help reduce the pain and the stress. Hypnosis is another recognized alternative therapy. Hypnosis should be done only by a licensed and trained professional.
Alternative therapy does work for some. It does offer relief for many patients. But again, the results vary. Your emotions and opinions of alternative therapy will have a pretty high impact on the effectiveness of these methods.
It must be reemphasized that alternative therapy can affect the current method of healing you are currently following. It is important to discuss alternative therapy with your physician. Your physician needs to know everything that you do to your body in order to choose the appropriate plan of action.
As a patient you have lots of rights. You need to understand what your rights are as you try to make some very difficult decisions along the way. Contact an attorney to help you answer some very basic questions that could affect how you can afford therapy. Some patients turn to alternative therapy because the more traditional route of treatment is just not affordable. If you know your rights and are dealing with an experience attorney, you may discover that you are entitled to monetary compensation. This may open more doors to you for your treatment options. You cannot wait – contact an attorney today.