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Chinese Medicine and Cancer Treatment

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Chinese Medicine and Cancer Treatment

In Australia, Chinese medicine is not permitted to be a primary form of treatment for cancer. However, it can play a very important support role.

The Western Medicine Approach to Cancer Treatment

Fundamentally, the Western medicine approach to cancer treatment is to kill the cancer. There are a range of treatments used to kill cancer cells, but the two main issues that stem from this treatment approach are that surrounding ‘innocent’ cells are also killed and the body is weakened by the treatment.

The Chinese Medicine Approach to Cancer Treatment

Fundamentally, the Chinese medicine approach to cancer treatment is to make the body strong enough to fight it off.  The body has always had some cancerous cells in it and it has always had the strength and tools (e.g. killer T cells) to kill these cells off. When someone gets cancer, for some reason their body has become weak enough to allow the cancer cells to take hold and proliferate.

Chinese herbs and acupuncture melbourne work to improve blood flow and strengthen the body so it can fight the cancer and keep it at bay.  Whilst it is not likely your body will rid itself of the cancer, it is far more likely that your body can help keep the cancer under control so you can get on with your life.  And all with no toxic side-effects.

Many Western medicine treatment options are highly toxic to the body.  Chinese medicine can help your body cope with and remove the toxicity to reduce the severe side-affects brought on by medications.