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Exclusive interview of Dr. Purushottam Deshpande- Naturopathy cancer specialist

Cancer represents ‘the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body’. Currently, cancer is one of the leading causes of death Globally. Due to increase awareness regarding the benefits of using CAM (Complementary and alternative medicine) more and more people are turning towards the CAM to combat cancer, and to overcome the side effects of Conventional treatment including Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy.

According to the 2007 NHIS, more than one-third of adults Americans (about 38 percent) had used some form of CAM and about 40 percent of cancer survivors reported using CAM; 18 percent had used multiple CAM therapies. The CAM including, Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Naturopathy, Acupressure, Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Aromatherapy etc, are gaining popularity as a choice of treatment  to improve quality life of patients. Among all, Ayurveda, Homoeopathy and Naturopathy are leader.

Let’s know more about the role of the alternative system of Medicine - NATUROAPTHY in the treatment of lethal disease and how Naturopathy can improve the quality life of patient from experience  Naturopathic practitioner  and speaker Dr. Purushottam Deshpande.

dr.deshpandeDr. Purushottam Deshpande is PhD (Alternative Medicine) in cancer and chronic Ailments by Naturopathy and Alternative Remedies from Indian Board of Alternative Medicines.

  • Former industrialist, X- president of many NGO’s, Practicing Naturopathy and alternative Remedies from 1963. He had done remarkable research in organic farming, Solid Waste Management, Naturopathy and alternative remedies for cancer and chronic ailments.
  • Given extensive training to over 600 healthcare provider and Doctors for the treatment of cancer by naturopathy in Pune and Hyderabad. He also gives free training to desired persons on every Sunday.
  • Regular visiting lecturer in National Institute of Naturopathy, Pune- Central government organization.  Author of some books.
  • Dr. Deshpande is also engaged in promotion of awareness of cancer through regular social lectures, Interviews on Aakashvani, Doordarshan, E TV, and Z TV. The awareness campaign propagates prevention, management and treatment of cancer by naturopathy.   

According to Dr. Deshpande,

naturopathy"In Nature nothing happens wrong automatically. For every disease there is certainly a cause. Whether it is Bacterial, Viral infection or autoimmune system disorder, if you are in good state of health, you can keep all of them away. However, wrong food habits, improper lifestyle and habits, various addiction, environmental pollution, stress and strain can collectively lead to dreaded diseases, including Cancer.

  • The cancerous part of body may show some specific signs, such as the particular part may become warm with changes in colour, texture with or without swelling. Many times associated structural changes can also be seen on precise observation.
  • The cancer patient starts loosing the weight due to high consumption of nutrients by cancer cells at the cost of normal cells.
  • The oxygen saturation level drops some time.
  • Digestive system may also be affected leading to various symptoms such as hyperacidity and poor digestion.

The naturopathy way of treatment for cancer includes various modes of treatment which includes local, external, nutritional support, detoxification and improving the levels of oxygen and alkalinity. The treatment of cancer broadly includes cold compression, chlorophyll rich juices and oil massage, chlorophyll rich juices Tarpan with herbal paste, Nutritional support through retention enema of juices and oil, juices Shirodhara, Pranayam , yoga, exercise and diet.           

Is there any specific type or stage of disease (tumor) where the Naturopathic medicine is effective? Or advisable?

Almost all type of tumor, except the tumor adhering to bone or deeply situated and not accessible; can be treated with Naturopathy. I have treated and obtain positive results in many advance stage cancer, with Naturopathy. Naturopathy treatment can be combined with conventional treatment such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Is patient with carcinoma treated differently than patient suffering from other disease? Or how the cancer patients are treated? The common components for the treatment of carcinoma.

treatment_natThe Treatment for carcinoma and other diseases is different with different components. The local treatment for cancer is restricted to the cancerous part only.  Even, different type of cancer may be treated in various ways, For example In case of Breast cancer,cold compression is localized to  breast only, however, in case of treatment of other type of cancer the cold compression is applied to Abdomen. Similarly, the treatment for other diseases is also monitored separately.

The common component of the treatment of carcinoma include,

  • Cold compression
  • Local Tarpan
  • Juice and oil massage
  • Juices shirodhara
  • Retention enema
  • Colon cleansing
  • Stomach cleansing
  • Gravitation therapy
  • Intake of potential natural nutrients
  • Dietary restriction
  • Yoga and Pranayam
  • Exercise
  • Medicinal bath, round vessel bath, nasal treatment and
  • Counseling, meditation etc. 

What type of medicine given to patient of cancer or explain about different type of mode of action to treat carcinoma?

Under naturopathy treatment  high potency nutritional supplement made from Wheat grass, Tulsi, Pudina, Ginger, Garlic, Guduchi, and some other plant juices, are used. Indigestible fiber, water is removed to reduce volume and weight by using the low temperature with high air pressure technique. Patient is advised to take different types of juices, oil, Prash, Cream, Extract powder and Tablets. Leafy green vegetable extract, carrot beat extract, lemon juice turmeric powder is also used. Cold Compression that is dry in nature applied.

How Naturopathic medicine / treatment improve the quality life of patient suffering from carcinoma?

Instant and long term relief from pains, stress, mental stability, good sleep, improvement in immune system, oxygen saturation level, alkalinity, are most effective means of treatment in cancer patient.  

Kindly explain us, How Naturopathic medicine are beneficial in relieving the side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy?

In most cases patient undergoing chemotherapy and Radiation suffer from side effect of them including low appetite, nausea, uneasiness, poor digestion, excretory problem, burning sensation, loss of sleep etc. These all side effects and many other symptoms of Carcinoma such as pain can be managed effectively by Naturopathy.

Views and Comments of all Naturopathic practitioners and Health care professional as well as from readers are welcome. Share your views to create awarness in the way to Spread Health and Wellness... Thank you.


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  • Comment Link バーバリーブラックレーベル Thursday, 19 September 2013 03:07 posted by バーバリーブラックレーベル

    Sometimes seeing another person’s point of light enlighten my very own vision. I’m not going to going to say what everybody else has already stated, however i must say, I cant believe how a lot of this I just wasnt aware of .Thanks for publishing more info to this matter for us.

  • Comment Link Rekhesh Jain Monday, 09 April 2012 12:29 posted by Rekhesh Jain

    Dear Dr. Purshottam Deshpande,

    Wishing you perpetual peacefulness and success, you are in woderful mission...
    Hereby ! Because of your open question, I would like to share...

    ‘The uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body...
    It is the sign of bio-chemical malfunctioning. If this is the present state of the patient, I would like to say nothing is wrong, it is the inherent corrective crisis, it is the sign of inherent chemical abnorbility.
    Instant actions are needful. We have to take patient in confidence, at this stage confidence of the patient is lost. Other than, fasting, non verble meditation/nero liguastic reprogramming, neuro muscular micro exercises, luke warm water and neo enhansing breathing technique (under guidence of qualified, lerned, experience nature enhansing practitionar) what ever kind of food or food suppliments, treatment (like chemo) or anti medicine will be given to the patient, it will agrivate abnormal growth of certain cells or disturb the bio-rythem and bio-chemistry of the patient.

    Stated methods which I have share, that's all... nothing is needed other than this... Sake of the present available life spark of the the patient has to be respected not to exhasted by further esternal medicinal doses and gadgets, one should have to attempt such type of the patient... peacefully and with total surrendership to the devine nature...

    It is the challenge to accept such type of approach by experts, patient and relatives of the patient... But this is the one of the only natural way out, which I have found in my 28 years professional career.


    Rekhesh Jain

    Introspective Rejuvenation Research Centre
    Mumbai 18

  • Comment Link admin Wednesday, 04 April 2012 14:20 posted by admin

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  • Comment Link Diane Sanders Tuesday, 03 April 2012 22:50 posted by Diane Sanders

    My grandson 22years of age was diagnosed with Testicular cancer that had spread to his lungs in 2010. He received 3 months of chemotherapy after which he was pronounced cancer free. March 2012 the oncologist is saying there is a part of the tumor that did not respond to chemo,and they wish to do sugery. The Surgeon is saying there is a possiblity it is in the lymph nodes, or it could be scar tissue. but they want to do surgery. Please give me some advice on how to proceed. I am a Doctor of Naturopathy and I would like to use a natural method.

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