Sunday, August 17, 2008

Alternative Treatment Approach that May Offer Benefit to Mesothelioma Cancer Pain

Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer and it is not curable. However, different treatment approaches are adopted to alleviate the pain sensation associated with the disease. Many people try to use alternative approaches along with conventional treatment plan. Relaxation techniques, meditation, deep breathing, guided imagery, biofeedback, distraction, acupuncture, skin stimulation, hypnosis, transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS), physical exercising, emotional guidance and counseling are the names of few alternative approaches used to lessen the mesothelioma cancer pain.

Alternative treatment approaches are not yet considered as the integral part of the conventional medications. In fact, these alternative therapies are termed as complementary when used along with the traditional treatment. Some of these alternative treatment approaches are found to beneficial in alleviating few symptoms of mesothelioma including pain. In addition, these approaches work following holistic model, so they offer benefits in physical, mental and spiritual level. But remember, these approaches should not be administered solely by completely substituting traditional treatment plan.