Cancer patients crave relief.  Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can offer it. TCM treatments, most commonly used in the forms of herbal therapy or acupuncture, have long been regarded as valid and valuable methods for alleviating the physical and psychological suffering of patients with even the most aggressive forms of cancer.

Traditional Chinese herbs show promise in recent research, having a positive influence on certain cancers, their symptoms, and as a treatment for the side effects of other therapies. Consider some of the most frequently utilized:

Huanglian (C. chinensis) – an herb used to treat stomach or digestive problems, problems that often plague chemotherapy patients. The herb has been found to suppress cancer cell growth and inhibit Heliobacter pylori growth, an ulcer causing bacteria.

Jin Fu Kang– an herbal mixture of 12 botanical extracts created to treat lung cancer by researchers at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Lung cancer patients who receive a combination of Jin Fu Kang and chemotherapy have been scientifically shown to survive at higher rates.

Astragalus– a potent Chinese herb used for both its anticancer properties and the ability to treat the nervous system, lung function and fatigue issues. For example, regular intake of astragalus during the past decade has helped to boost immunity and fend off fatigue for well-known mesothelioma survivor Paul Kraus.

Maitake- a mushroom combined with others to address combined issues of cancer and the immune system. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center found that maitake mushroom appears to activate antitumor cells and is able to activate anticancer compounds.

According to the scientific research of the World Health Organization (WHO), alongside herbal treatments, TCM offers acupuncture as a highly effective cancer therapy.  Acupuncture alleviates headache, nausea and vomiting, various physical reactions to chemotherapy and radiation, and postoperative pain. Additionally, acupuncture has been shown to positively influence leukopenia (decrease in white blood cells), blood pressure, and cancer-related fatigue, peripheral neuropathy and oral mucositis.

Consider consulting with an experienced practitioner to explore this patient-focused, customized healing practice and more information regarding cancer prevention and relief.