Multiple Myeloma | Types, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Alternative treatment for multiple myeloma

Multiple myeloma is currently incurable when it reaches an advanced stage. Common treatments include chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, but each of these treatments may be accompanied by significant side effects.

This is where alternative treatments and herbal remedies enter to boost the patient’s immune system, effectively beating back the disease. Alternative treatments include herbs such as echinacea, ginseng, and green tea. Other alternative therapies include acupuncture, relaxation techniques, and massage.

While these alternative treatments and herbal remedies may promise great things, there is no conclusive evidence that they really work in treating multiple myeloma. Studies suggest that few patients actually benefit from these treatments.

What alternative treatments do is coadjuvating the actual medical treatment. In other words, they can help you feel better sometimes and may sometimes improve how your body reacts to medical treatment.