If you are a woman you may have the disease yourself—1 in 8 U. An estimatednew cases of invasive breast cancer and 57, new cases of non-invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among U. Clearly, this condition leaves a significant imprint on the health of women in our society.
This is part one of a series of five articles designed to explore the integration of traditional Chinese medicine TCM in the treatment of breast cancer. Part one will detail the results of clinical trials from China. Part three will discuss secondary prevention of breast cancer and part four will outline TCM pattern differentiation for breast cancer pathogenesis.
Researchers at the University of Adelaide have shown how a complex mix of plant compounds derived from ancient clinical practice in China -- a Traditional Chinese Medicine -- works to kill cancer cells. Compound kushen injection CKI is approved for use in China to treat various cancer tumours, usually as an adjunct to western chemotherapy -- but how it works has not been known. This study, published in the journal Oncotargetis one of the first to characterise the molecular action of a Traditional Chinese Medicine rather than breaking it down to its constituent parts.
Metrics details. The incidence and mortality of cancer metastasis is high worldwide. Despite of the chemotherapeutic agents, many cancer patients still take traditional Chinese herbal prescriptions as adjuvant treatments.
In acupuncture, sterile, hair-thin needles are inserted into specific points on the skin, called "acupuncture points," and then gently moved. Researchers propose that acupuncture stimulates the nervous system to release natural painkillers and immune system cells. They then travel to weakened areas of the body and relieve symptoms.
Traditional Chinese herbal remedies are part of traditional Chinese medicine TCM and have been used in China for thousands of years. Traditional Chinese herbal remedies are a large part of TCM. They can be given as pills, teas, powders, liquid extracts or syrups.
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In Traditional Chinese Medicine, there is specific concept for tumor, but not for cancer. TCM practitioners believe that the causes of tumor includes external factors include toxins and others from the environment and internal factors include emotional stress, unhealthy diets and damaged organs. Also include stagnant blood and a blockage or accumulation of qi. From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, cancer is the manifestation of an underlying imbalance, and a tumor is the uppermost branch of the illness, but not the root.
Methods: Qualitative research, using semi-structured interviews, was the chosen methodology. Results: Participants used TCM as a form of self-help and as a complement, not an alternative, to standard care. Participants reported perceived outcomes and health benefits from TCM usage ranging from increased coping mechanisms, relieving stress and side-effects of standard treatment, the desire to be pro-active in the treatment journey, and to have a locus of control.
The Chinese view on cancer starts with prevention, but in the event of a cancer diagnosis, Traditional Chinese Medicine can help balance and restore the body. October is breast cancer awareness month and an important focus of this awareness is how to prevent it from occurring in the first place or from recurring after a diagnosis. Traditional Chinese Medicine TCMincluding acupuncture and herbs, can be used at any stage of cancer treatment—from prevention to early diagnosis, during conventional treatment, to after those treatments are completed, or alongside your personal journey in however you chose to treat your cancer. Here I will discuss how cancer is viewed within a Chinese medical framework.