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Alternative Mesothelioma Treatments

Date: June 26, 2024

Reviewed and edited by David Halpern

Key Takeaways:

  • Alternative mesothelioma treatments can help patients manage their symptoms
  • Being intentional and proactive about your health plan can help improve your quality of life
  • Ensure your doctor is aware of and endorses your intended plans so you stay safe



There are many reasons as to why patients may seek alternative treatments for their mesothelioma symptoms. Some may want to try supplementing their conventional treatments. Others may want to find relief from side effects caused by traditional methods. However anyone decides to manage their health, they should be doing so by the recommendation or support of their physician. Alternative mesothelioma treatments provide patients with more options and can help them take control of their symptoms.


Medicinal Marijuana

The medicinal benefits of marijuana have gained immense popularity in the past decade. Patients look to medical marijuana to alleviate symptoms that cause them discomfort like pain and nauseousness. For mesothelioma victims who undergo chemotherapy, they can experience side effects like nausea and vomiting. Marijuana use under the recommendation of a doctor can help mitigate these symptoms. Mesothelioma victims can find comfort while undergoing aggressive treatment. Medicinal marijuana should only be taken with your other medications or alongside your regular treatment plan if it is recommended and supervised by a doctor.



Acupuncture is a technique that involves inserting thin needles into certain body parts. Acupuncture is used to primarily treat pain and works by targeting certain points in the body associated with pain. Studies show that acupuncture could be an alternative to morphine due to how effective it is at relieving anxiety in mesothelioma patients. If you chose to try acupuncture to help with pain due to mesothelioma treatment, it is important to see a licensed acupuncturist. There are strict regulations surrounding how the process is done. So, to ensure you are safe, see a professional who knows what they are doing.


Yoga and Massage Therapy

Yoga and massage therapy offer relaxation benefits for mesothelioma victims. Those who ware stressed from their diagnoses and accompanying treatments can try yoga to help relieve stress and tension from their bodies. Mesothelioma patients may lose mobility due to treatments and age, but yoga can help them maintain flexibility and control over their movements.

 Massage therapy can help improve blood flow, relax muscles, and even improve your immune system. Since yoga is a low-impact activity, it can be done at any age and almost anywhere. This makes it a great alternative mesothelioma treatment option.



Your diet can greatly affect your overall being from your health to your appearance to your mood. A balanced diet that has been reviewed by your physician or dietitian can help mitigate side effects from mesothelioma treatment. Your body may need more of a specific nutrient due to your treatments, so being intentional about your eating habits can keep you healthy. If you are combining multiple alternative mesothelioma treatments, your body may need more nutrients than you think. As stressed before, your doctor should be made aware of any and all changes you make to your health plan.


In conclusion, alternative mesothelioma treatments can help victims deal with side effects from their traditional treatment plans. When one is experiencing side effects from their prescribed medicines, they may seek remedy in options that do not involve manufactured pharmaceuticals. Using natural remedies can potentially take less of a toll on one’s body. It is important to remember that your doctor should be aware of any alternative methods you wish to practice. Some treatments may interfere with your current plan or could be dangerous to your health. Everybody is different, and their bodies may react differently to certain alternative practices.


If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you do not have to go through it alone. The dedicated team at the Halpern Law Firm can help you get compensation for your condition. Call us at (800) 505-6000 or fill out our contact form to get in touch with us today.


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