Alternative cancer treatments are not approved by the US government, but unlike traditional chemotherapy and radiation, many people are seeking safe and effective holistic treatments that are non-invasive, painless, and have no side effects. Alternative Health Practitioners treat your whole body – they minister to your emotional, spiritual and physical needs, treating body, mind and spirit. Most include nutritional counseling. There are many criteria to monitor for alternative and complementary cancer treatments. Some alternative treatments are great with newly diagnosed cases but not with advanced cancer. Some practitioners won’t take patients that have had chemotherapy. Some will not work with patients with liver involvement. Many patients recover completely with alternative therapies and others live much longer than their conventional doctors predicted, and they have good quality of life and no side effects from the treatments.