Pancreatic cancer is very common. The pancreas is approximately 15cm in length and commonly described as being in the shape of a tadpole with a larger head area narrowing to a tail. The pancreas is an essential gland with both exocrine functions – excreting digestive enzymes, and endocrine functions – excreting hormones like insulin.
Cancer can develop in either part, but 95% of pancreatic cancers begin in the exocrine system.
Signs and symptoms can vary depending on which part of the pancreas is affected but include stomach pain, jaundice, weight loss, and changes in bowel habits.
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The Budwig Center aims to identify and treat the root cause of cancer. Holistic practitioners broadly group the causes of cancer into four categories:
A holistic approach to pancreatic cancer means using a multi-faceted approach, treating every aspect of the person. This means that there is no single approach that we use for everyone – our treatments are as varied as our patients.
Our natural pancreatic cancer treatment begins with a full-body detox – we support the body’s natural processes, starting with a clean slate.
One of our detox methods involves using a unique mixture of bentonite clay and selected herbs – the Budwig Bentonite Cleanse. The aim is to remove heavy metals and other residues of toxic chemicals from the body. Coffee enemas and colonic irrigation can also form part of our detox program.
Other aspects of a pancreatic cancer treatment regime at The Budwig Center can include:
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult to treat and has the overall lowest survival rate of any cancer, with limited conventional treatment options. We often find that people turn to alternative and natural remedies as a ‘last resort’ when conventional treatment has failed. This sometimes means that patients only present to us when they have very advanced and widespread cancers.
The grave nature of cancer means that we sometimes have to take a very practical approach. In later stages of cancer, it is essential to focus on symptom management for quality of life and to consider the things that really matter as people reach the end of their lives.
The reality of cancer treatment is that the earlier it begins, the better the outcome. There is no one-size-fits-all, and more and more people are considering natural therapies as an adjunct or complement to conventional treatment. Sometimes this is called integrative medicine, and we’d be happy to discuss it at any point.
If you’d like to learn more about how the Budwig Approach could help you, please contact us.