Can Chinese medicine treat cancer

Chinese medicine can be used to treat cancer. There are many ways to treat tumors in Chinese medicine, including medication, acupuncture, and external treatments such as patching and fumigation.

TCM treatment can prevent and treat precancerous lesions, such as those of stomach or intestinal cancer, through diet, for example, through the use of medicinal and food-based drugs. For postoperative tumor patients, TCM treatment can achieve rapid recovery by improving the immune status of the patient’s organism. For patients with middle and late-stage tumors, TCM treatment together with radiotherapy can achieve the effect of radiotherapy sensitization or chemotherapy sensitization. The advantage of TCM treatment for tumors is that TCM treatment and western medicine treatment complement and cooperate with each other, and then achieve the effect of treating tumors.

Why the tumor was not destroyed after taking Chinese medicine

The most common Chinese medicine method in China is to take a Chinese medicine compound (soup), but taking Chinese medicine alone cannot completely destroy the tumor. The tumor is a disease that is difficult to control, and as the cancer cells spread, lesions will occur in various parts of the body.

At present, the most effective method to treat early and middle-stage tumors are surgery. That is total or partial excision of the primary focus of cancer, draining lymphatic tissue and its surrounding tissues that may be eroded. The purpose of resection surgery is complete removal to achieve a cure, but for tumors that have spread, surgery is used as a palliative treatment and needs to be combined with other methods.

Chinese medicine has limitations in treating cancer

Many people think that it is a “multiple choice” question to determine the treatment of cancer, choosing between Western medicine and Chinese medicine. In fact, it should be an “additive question”, in which the combination of Western medicine and Chinese medicine in cancer treatment can achieve complementary advantages and treat both the symptoms and the root cause.

The advantage of Western medicine is the local control of tumors, but the disadvantage of Western medicine is the negligence of systemic function and side effects that affect patients’ quality of life.

TCM can effectively make up for the shortcomings of Western medicine, reduce toxicity and increase effectiveness, but it also has obvious shortcomings, such as weaker killing power, less obvious local control of tumors, and can only maintain homeostasis, but cannot solve the problem at the root.

Facing cancer, TCM has 5 major roles

1. Analgesia. Acupuncture can prompt the body to release endogenous endorphins, and several studies have confirmed that acupuncture shows an effective analgesic effect in cancer pain, while some TCM creams can also be effective in analgesia. However, we should pay attention to the identification and choose regular Chinese medicine hospitals for treatment.

2. Relieve side effects. Chinese medicine can alleviate the side effects of nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain and rash, liver function damage, etc. that occur with immunotherapy, targeted drugs, chemotherapy drugs, etc.

3. Slow down drug resistance and improve the efficacy of treatment. Chinese medicine combined with western medicine immunotherapy and chemotherapy can slow down the occurrence of drug resistance and synergistically improve the efficacy of drugs.

4. Inhibit the recurrence of cancer cells. After the cancer cells are removed by western medicine, taking Chinese medicine can maintain the stability of the internal environment and inhibit the recurrence of cancer cells.

5. Improve patients’ physical quality to better fight against cancer. Chinese medicine can improve the environment of qi and blood, which makes the body more conducive to cultivating normal cells. In addition, Chinese medicine can protect the bone marrow and maintain the hematopoietic function to ensure the smooth implementation of chemotherapy.


What are the 3 conditions that can choose TCM treatment

The role of TCM in cancer treatment is increasingly valued by the medical profession, so what are the conditions under which TCM treatment can be chosen?

1. Patients with advanced cancer. Patients with advanced cancer can use some anti-cancer herbs that drive away evil spirits to control tumor growth.

2. Patients who are not suitable for surgery and radiotherapy. The effect of using Chinese medicine treatment alone is certainly not as good as combined Chinese and Western medicine treatment, but the radiotherapy process is very painful and can also cause damage to the patient’s immune system.

3. Patients with poor health. Patients with poorer physical quality can use TCM treatment to assist the body to strengthen immunity and inhibit the growth of cancer cells, and the killing power is not as strong as western medicine drugs, so it is a more suitable treatment method for them.

Note: The choice of TCM should also be standardized

TCM treatment can effectively support righteousness and dispel evil, but we should not ignore the risk brought by its drug toxicity. Extracted anti-tumor herbs like paclitaxel have enhanced killing effects and toxic side effects will be more obvious, which may cause allergic reactions, muscle, and joint pain, nausea, vomiting, etc.

The doctor said, “The same anti-cancer herbs, I will be switched at different times to prevent damage to kidney function and liver function, and in fact, every doctor should be very careful when giving these drugs to patients.”

Therefore, the choice of TCM treatment should be regulated under the guidance of doctors in regular hospitals, rather than listening to biased prescriptions and taking TCM without authorization, otherwise, it is likely to be counterproductive and harm the patient’s body.

In conclusion, it is important to look at TCM treatment correctly, but one also needs to choose rationally, and select and adhere to the treatment plan suitable for the patient’s own situation under the guidance of a professional doctor.

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