When a person has bone cancer, the pain that they are experiencing is not the cancer itself but it is from the treatment that they must endure in order to try and fight the invasion of cancer in their bones. Although many doctors will prescribe a variety of different kinds of pain killers for this pain, a patient may also want to try other ways to relieve or reduce the pain that is caused from the harsh medical treatments they receive on a regular basis.
By trying to maintain a diet that is filled with nutritious foods as well as vitamin supplements can actually act as natural healers for your body. There are some foods like beets, onions, leafy green veggies and artichokes that will help the immune system and help to detoxify the body from the chemicals used to treat the cancer. These foods also have a high content of antioxidants that might help reduce the pain as well.
You also will need to keep your heart in good shape because a healthy heart can actually help to cut down on pain that is caused by the cancer treatment. So to strengthen your heart you should consider several vitamins and mineral supplements. Take vitamin C two times a day in 250 to 500 mg doses, take beta carotene in 50,000 IU doses two times a day as well as 400 IU doses of vitamin E two times a day. You can also take coenzyme Q10 three times a day in a 100 mg does. L-carnitine is also another good supplement that can be taken three times each day along with 30 mg of zinc one time a day.
Another supplement that is known to help reduce the painful side effects of chemotherapy is to add 300 mcg of selenium and take this twice daily and you can also add 500 mg of glutathione two times a day which will work the same as the selenium.
Don't forget to also include a supplement of the two vitamins need most by your bones and that would be both vitamin A and vitamin D. You can take these in 400 IU dosages each day to help your bones and their growth cycle.
There are also some herbal types of medicines that can help with the after effects of chemo and one of those would be ginkgo. This will help to remove the toxins that are left behind by the chemotherapy. These toxins that are left behind are the major reason for all of the pain that is felt after treatment. You can take 120 mg to get the full benefit of this herbal medicine.
You also need to try and keep up a healthy immune system to try and relieve pain as well so trying to support your immune system with herbs is a way to go. You can use a combination of equal parts of mayapple root, corydalis yanhusuo, tag alder, yellow dock and figwort. Mix these herbs together into a tincture form and you can take it for six month by take 30 drops a day.
Note: Remember, you should always consult with your doctor before adding anything new to your diet or to your health regime.