There are two types of lymphoma,- Non Hodgkin and Hodgkin. Regardless of the type of lymphoma diagnosis, medical treatment is the option of choice.
Holistic practice can be a great compliment to that medical treatment. Reduction of stress, increased energy levels and enhanced nutrition can play a vital in the recovery process. Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation and Aromatherapy can help to decrease stress and promote sleep. Lower stress levels can also reduce pain levels.
Use of radiation and drugs will result in a build up of toxins in the body, and also compromise the body’s immune system. Since the lymph system is part of the body’s immune system, it is already compromised. Alcohol should be completely avoided. Detox juices, teas and colonics will help reduce these toxins, and flush out impurities. Eat plenty of organic foods that promote detoxification and are high in anti-oxidants. Beets, carrots, broccoli, mushrooms, artichokes and yams are all good choices. Green Tea has powerful anti-oxidants. To avoid caffeine, purchase a concentrated decaffeinated green tea product. Just one dropper full of concentrate to a full cup of water equals 30 cups of green tea! This can be found in your health food store or online.
Stay away from saturated fats, sugars and refined white flour. Certain foods are considered inflammatory and should be avoided, especially if surgery is involved in your treatment. Some of these are eggplant, tomatoes and potatoes.
The following supplements may also provide positive benefits: Coenzyme 10, L-carnitine, and Selenium. Ask the specialist at your health food store to advise you on products and dosages.
Juicing is a great way to reduce toxins. In a juicer, combine celery, parsley, lettuce, and green pepper, and an apple or pear. Use organic fruits and vegetables (fewer toxins) and drink one glass per day. This will help with elimination.
Herbs that promote detoxification are Milk Thistle, Barberry, Lobelia, and Yellow Dock. You can take these in any combination. All are very good for the liver.
The best means of removing toxins from the body is a fast. However, prior to initiating this or any other holistic therapy, check with your physician.