By Ping-Chung Leung; Harry Fong
Melanoma remedy has loved part a century of fit improvement, depending more often than not on surgical procedure, cytotoxic treatment and radiation. Achievements and successes are good mirrored within the longer survival interval and higher caliber of lifestyles. still, melanoma nonetheless spreads in the community, recurs, metastasizes and is still one of many best killers. rather than targeting melanoma elimination, it has develop into seen that supportive measures also are very important. those comprise the potential to enhance caliber of existence in the course of remedy and to include tumor progress. To this finish, natural drugs seems to supply holistic suppo Read more...
summary: melanoma remedy has loved part a century of fit improvement, depending usually on surgical procedure, cytotoxic treatment and radiation. Achievements and successes are good mirrored within the longer survival interval and higher caliber of existence. still, melanoma nonetheless spreads in the neighborhood, recurs, metastasizes and continues to be one of many best killers. rather than targeting melanoma elimination, it has turn into noticeable that supportive measures also are vital. those comprise the skill to enhance caliber of lifestyles in the course of remedy and to comprise tumor progress. To this finish, natural medication looks to supply holistic suppo
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Other symptoms that may be helped by acupuncture include constipation, trismus (post-radiotherapy contracture of the masseter muscle) (Ernst and White, 1999), radiotherapy-associated proctitis (Zhang, 1987), hiccups (Yan, 1988), persistent yawning (Wong and Sagar, 2000), chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (Wong and Sagar, 2006), and dysphagia secondary to an esophageal neoplasm (Feng, 1984). Although observational studies by Filshie et al. , 2005). , 1998). , 1998). M. Sagar & R. , 2004).
Stephen Lam, is recruiting participants aged 45–74 years, who are ex-smokers, to evaluate the efficacy of a herbal combination called Anti-Cancer Preventive Health Agent (ACAPHA) (personal communication). This contains Sophora tonkinensis, Polygonum bistorta, Prunella vulgaris, Sonchus brachyotus, Dictamnus dasycarpus, and Dioscorea bulbifera. In Chinese studies, ACAPHA reduced the risk of esophageal cancer by 50%, through reversing severe esophageal dysplasia. In addition, a pilot study of 20 former heavy smokers with bronchial dysplasia treated with ACAPHA showed that, after 6 months, 50% had complete regression of dysplasia, compared to only 13% in the placebo group.
Radiotherapy and chemotherapy act as “heat toxins” that damage the yin and qi. “Heart fire” is expressed as stomatitis; “deficient Spleen qi” is manifest as diarrhoea. Chemotherapy drugs “disturb Spleen and Stomach qi”, expressed physically as damage to the lining of the stomach and intestines (Rosenberg, 1997). These physical expressions are only part of the disturbance in the body-mind network and will inevitably be accompanied by emotional disorders (such as depression, anxiety, insomnia), and constitutional change (such as fatigue or hyper-excitability and poor concentration).