Friday, January 12, 2007

Cancer Treatment from the Chinese Medicine Perspective

This article comes from a new (and free) online journal Chinese Medicine Times. It is an overview of how the author sees Chinese Medicine as offering help cancer to cancer patients
What can we offer as practitioners of Chinese medicine? This is dependent upon our expertise as practitioners but also on the person who seeks help. For example, some people merely request alleviation of symptoms caused by conventional medical treatment. Other people involve themselves much more in their Chinese medical treatment, look at their diets and take up internal exercises such as tai chi or qi gong. Some completely eschew conventional treatment and seek only support and treatment from holistic medicine, either Chinese medicine or a combination of different therapies. I have observed, over the past 20 years or so in practice, that increasing numbers of people are actively questioning their treatment options and are moving towards holistic methods, either in conjunction with conventional treatment or alone.