Acupuncture and herbal medicine have the ability to assist conventional medicine in the fight against cancer, depending on the stage of cancer and how aggressive it is. Herbalists will divide the treatment protocol into 2 stages.
- Reducing the side effects from chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and
- Rebuild the immune system during the remission period.
I have been treating patients based on Dr. Henry Liang’s work at the University of Western Sydney, where he has examined the results from clinical trial in all of the common cancers. He has provided ample evidence to suggest that when traditional Chinese medicine is applied in conjunction with other western conventional therapies the prognosis is greatly improved.
Clinical trials and systematic reviews with positive out comes for acupuncture are as follows:
Lung Cancer: (Li et al, 2010; Wang et al, 2011; Yang et al, 2003; Wang 2005; Zhou et al, 2010; Zheng et al, 2010; Gao et al, 2011; Wei el at, 2007; Park et al, 2009).
Colorectal cancer: (Liu & Zhu, 2009; Qian et al, 2009; Goh et al, 2005; Ganbold et al, 2010; Lee et al, 2008; Xie et al, 2009).
Breast cancer; (Wang et al, 2004; Bai & Qiu, 2001; Marconett et al, 2010; Wei el al, 2006; Collins et al, 2009; Tian et al, 2010; Zhong et al, 2011).
Prostate cancer; (Wu et al, 2009; Yin, 2003; Hou et al, 2011; Chen et al, 2005; Meade-tollin et al, 2004; Gao et al, 2011; Chuang et al, 2011).
Lymphomas; (Cai et al, 2004).
Leukemia; (Chen, 2011)
I would be happy to discuss with your General Practitioner or oncologist, how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help. Some doctors are well read on the subject and understand the benefits of TCM. Ultimately it’s about choice, prolonging life and quality of life for this modality and you.