In modern medicine, the three main cancer treatments are surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. These treatments work well for removing the majority of cancer cells in the body, removing masses and shrinking tumors.
However, it is difficult to detect the number of cancer cells that could still be in the body after treatment. This is because the body can function well with a minimal number of cancer cells present. If the body is strong, it won’t present a threat. But in other cases, any remaining cells pose a risk for the cancer to grow and come back.
These cancer treatments are also very difficult on the body. They can present an array of physical and emotional issues as a result.
The damage from typical cancer treatments can cause:
- Blood disorders
- Urinary dysfunction
- Mental distress
- Skin Disorders
- Emotional repercussions
Traditional Chinese Medicine believes in the following treatment strategy for cancer:
- There should be no delay and the cancer cells must be eliminated in the shortest time.
- The treatment should not be at the expense of a person’s quality of life.
- There should be no relapse period and the growth of the remaining cancer cells after all procedures are complete should be inhibited.
- There should be synergy between Western and Chinese medicine through personalized treatment plans based on the type of cancer, the strength of the body, the tools available such as the medicines and types of cancer treatments being used and the integration of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
There are more than 20 Chinese herbs along with acupuncture that can synergize with the modern cancer treatment. This works with western medicine on four different levels. Firstly, it interrupts the cell’s transformation into a cancer. Secondly, it degrades the fibrin protein protection of the cancer cells and allows the treatment to work more effectively. Thirdly, it eliminates the cancer cells directly and fourthly, it enhances the immune system so the body can attack the cancer cells.
Acupuncture can also help to recover blood disorders and bodily functions that were impaired as a result of cancer treatments.
Finally, with the release of opioids, it calms the nervous system to help reduce emotional distress that can arise during chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Acupuncture can be used during or after these treatments to make sure your health is back on track.