Homeopathy For Cancer: Does It Work?

Homeopathy for cancer,

Homeopathy is a complementary therapy that is popular all over the world. It has been shown to be effective in addressing many chronic and acute conditions. But is Homeopathy really effective for serious illnesses like cancer? Let’s find out.

What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is based on the Law Of Similars (Latin: Similia similibus curanter), which says that those substances, which in large amounts can cause the symptoms, can also cure the very same symptoms if given in minute doses. Very much like how vaccination works.

Founded by a German doctor Samuel Hahnemann in the 18th century, Homeopathy is a system of medicine which is widely practiced around the world by certified practitioners and has a dedicated following of users who rely on Homeopathy as their only medical treatment.

What is particularly interesting is that Homeopathy often achieves excellent results in condtions where mainstream medicine (Allopathy) may have diminishing returns. For example, chronic disorders like asthma, sinusitis, arthritis, colitis, migraine, hormonal imbalances and skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis, etc.

Addressing the ‘whole’ person

In Homeopathy, health is the maintainence of a harmonious equilibrium between the mind, body and vital force (life principle or Spirit).  This vital force animates, guides & balances the human organism in health and in disease.

Under stress i.e. physical, mental or emotional, this equilibrium is disturbed and disease ensues. Also the response and reaction of each individual varies according to the  stimulus or the stressor.

Homeopathic treatments are therefore very individualistic and holistic. The trained homeopath considers not only the presenting symptoms but also the totality of the person’s life and lifestyle. The medicines prescribed help to restore the dynamic energy of the vital force, bringing back equilibrium to the organism and returning it to health.

Cancer and Homeopathy

Homeopathy and CancerAccording to Homeopathy, cancer is viewed as an out-of-control behaviour of cells and their resultant destruction (the technical term is a ‘syco-syphilitic miasm’!)

Hence the homeopath’s line of enquiry in cancer, is to understand and treat this ‘out-of-control’ behaviour, not only at the physical (cellular) level but also at the broader (mind, emotion, relationships, spirit) levels.

There are many examples and case-studies of how Homeopathy has been effective with cancer, by controlling tumour growth, relieving symptoms and improving the quality of life.

Using Homepathy in early stages is ideal

Since Homeopathy focuses on the manifested disease and its underlying cause, the homeopath would prefer if the patient comes to him/ her early i.e. soon after the initial diagnosis and with the original symptoms of the disease. That way, the prescribed homeopathic remedy can target the disease directly, even as they complement/ supplement other treatments.

Homeopathic treatment in later stages requires dual functions

Often though, patients seek homeopathy only much later and much after they have undergone allopathic treatments. By this time, either their condition is more severe and/or their original symptoms are masked by symptoms that may be side-effects of the surgery-chemo-radio therapy.

In this situation, homeopathic treatment becomes much trickier as the homeopath has to focus on both aspects simultaneously:

  • The original symptoms/ underlying cause of cancer
  • The side-effects: bio-chemical imbalances, compromised immunity, depression, anxiety, insomnia, loss of appetite, post-treatment nausea, etc.

Of course, the skill and experience of the homeopath and the active participation by the patient are both critical success factors in the healing process.


  • The holistic and integrated approach maintains that no single medical system has all the answers. How can you get the right kind of help to combine different systems for better results?
  • As Homeopathy suggests, take a look at you mind, body and vital force (Spirit). To what extent are they in harmonious equilibrium?
  • What aspects feel out-of-synch … and how can you align them better?

If you would like more details about how Homeopathy deals with specific types/ stages of cancer, please post your queries and comments below. We will be happy to respond.

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  1. A fortnight back, my father underwent cystoscopy and had been diagnosed for Urinary bladder cancer in T2 stage. The doctor has advised immunotherapy for the next 6 weeks and will advise further treatement later. The first injection was given today. For the past 25 years my father is more inclined towards homeopathy and has already consulted a homeopath for cancer treatment. The homeopath has prescribed medicine for a fortnight and assures that the problem can be cured purely by homeopathic medicine and even the bcg injections are not required. But with cancer, we do not want to take such a chance and the decision is a difficult one for us.

    My query is

    1) Can my father take the homeopathic medicine along with the allopathic treatment. Is it effective? Or will it lead to any other side effects pr may be will it contradict each other in any way?

    2) Are there people who had cancer cure with homeopathic medicine alone without taking the main stream medicine

  2. Keya is suffering from Hodgkins Lymphoma, 3rd relapse and would like to also go in for homeopathy along with allopathy, to reduce side effects as well as further relapse.

    • Thank you for sharing Chhaya. We wish for the best outcome possible for Keya, you and your family. Stay connected, we are here to offer guidance and support.

  3. I would like to more about homeopathy for cancer treatment, my wife is combating cancer, where will i get the right tretament

    • Thanks for writing in, Mahesh. I advise you to contact those homeopaths who specialise in cancer … in our experience, homeopathy is rarely ‘curative’ though it is effective when it comes to ‘controlling/ maintenance’.

  4. My senior dog was diagnosed with lung cancer about 39 days ago. I use homeopathy for my family … but a dog? With cancer? I decided I had nothing to lose and had to try. I consulted a contact who is trained in animal homeopathy. I started a homeopathic Banerji protocol 34 days ago. Before she was diagnosed I had no idea what was wrong – I took to the vet right away because I sensed something was very wrong. I refused the chemo drugs-I’d been down that route with two other dogs and some “human” loved ones as well. Since my dog’s homeopathic treatment started , her eyes are brighter, she’s rarely restless, she loves going outside for fresh air and even has some “spring in her step” now, has a very good appetite again . I do not know how long she will be with us – but I do KNOW this … her quality of life has greatly improved; she’s content.


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