Let’s take a look at the options.
Conventional Skin Cancer Treatments
The National Cancer Institute recommends five different types of standard skin cancer treatments, including:
• Surgery – cut the tumor out
• Chemotherapy – poison the tumor
• Radiation therapy – burn the tumor
• Photodynamic therapy – drug and laser light therapy to kill cancer cells
• Biologic therapy – using the immune system to fight cancer
In many cases, these treatment options can have extreme side effects and actually damage the immune system and increase the likelihood of treatment-induced infections such as pneumonia or Candidiasis or increased risk of metastasis because the immune system can no longer monitor and control abnormal cell growth.
Natural Treatment Options
While conventional skin cancer treatments can be effective (though not without some risk), some patients may benefit from homeopathic skin cancer treatments, such as using natural essential oils with cancer fighting properties. These include: frankincense, myrrh, black raspberry seed and eggplant extract oils.
Frankincense Oil – Frankincense oil has been used for thousands of years as a treatment for health concerns. There are 17 active agents in most frankincense species and researchers have set out to determine which ones exactly target which type of tumors. Several (major) clinical studies have been recently published proving its ability to kill various cancers including breast, bladder and skin tumors. There are 17 active agents in most frankincense species and researchers have set out to determine which ones exactly target which type of tumors. (Source)
Myrrh Oil – Myrrh oil has also been used for thousands of years as a treatment. Two studies show myrrh may kill certain cancer cells, including: prostate cancer, breast and skin cancer cells. (Source)
Black Raspberry Seed Oil – Black raspberry seed oil has immune boosting properties and may target the tumor itself. (Source)
Eggplant Extract – According to a study published in Cancer Letters, a cream with a 10% concentration of solasodine rhamnosyl glycosides (BEC) – a phytochemical extracted from eggplant – has been clinically proven as an effective treatment for keratosis, basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas, selectively killing cancer cells without harming normal cells.
How to Apply these Oils
A great way to get all the healing benefits of each of these treatments is to make your own skin ointment blend, using 100% pure essential oils.
5 mL of Frankincense oil
5 mL of Myrrh oil
5 mL of Black Raspberry oil
1 Tbsp organic eggplant extract cream
Directions: Apply your treatment on the affected area twice a day or as needed.
If you have sensitive skin, or allergies, then I recommend testing any skin treatment first.
Before you apply to your skin, place a small drop of each oil on the inside of your arm and let sit overnight.
If you show no redness, then you should be clear to use these oils topically.
Betty Murray, CN, IFMCP, CHC is a Certified Nutritionist & Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner with the Institute for Functional Medicine, founder of the Dallas-based functional medicine clinic Living Well Dallas and Executive Director of the the Functional Medicine Association of North Texas. A master of the biochemistry of the body, Betty teaches her clients how to utilize nutrition for autoimmune diseases, digestive disorders, MTHFR and weight loss. You can find her book “Cleanse: Detox Your Body, Mind & Spirit” on Amazon here.
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