How Do Chinese Medicines Treat Tumor
In face of Tumor, people will have complex mindset. How to accept the illness? And how to treat it effectively?
Experts introduce that Chinese Medicine Treatment advocate survival with tumor. That is, through various treatment methods to let pathogenic factors (tumor) and qi (body) confront with each other, the two are in a relatively balanced state, and then the patient's discomforts will be reduced or even eliminated, so as to improve the quality of life and prolong survival time.
1. Guidance of professional doctors
Chinese Medicine Treatments manage tumor from two aspects. One is to strengthen healthy energy and the other is to eliminate pathogen. During the period of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, TCM treatment is mainly focused on strengthening healthy energy; If it is pure Chinese medicine treatment, it is to use Chinese medicine to attack tumor, which is to eliminate pathogen. These two aspects can achieve the purpose of improving the quality of life and prolonging life.
Because early symptoms of many tumors are not typical, the condition has been in middle and late stage when patients show symptoms and see a doctor. At this time, they will miss the chance to take operation and begin chemotherapy. Chemotherapy can restrain the hematopoietic function of bone marrow, resulting in the decrease of peripheral blood image of patients, which is manifested as dark complexion, dizziness, lack of energy, palpitations and dreams, pale tongue moss and white, weak pulse and so on. TCM Differentiation is deficiency of spleen and kidney, qi and blood deficiency syndrome. In Chinese Medicine, Bazhen decoction, Lizhong Wan and Liuwei Dihuang Pills and others are often used to invigorate spleen and kidney, invigorate qi and nourish blood which are beneficial to the restoration of hematopoietic function of bone marrow.
As for some tumor patients, medicines of Chemotherapy can cause dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea and poor appetite as well as other digestive symptoms. Besides, patients during chemotherapy often stay in bed and exercise less. It will cause endogenous dampness. Damp evil will swoop in. The inside and outside wet will trap the spleen, causing decline of spleen and stomach function. Chinese Medicine Treatments can harmonize stomach and lower adverse qi, promote digestion, invigorate spleen and eliminate dampness. Besides, Acupuncture and other traditional treatments start from regulating spleen and stomach, which can enhance immunity and promote recovery of gastrointestinal function.
As for some side effects from chemotherapy like dry mouth, sore throat and ulceration, TCM considers it as “fire evil” and “heat toxins”. Zhejiang shellfish and Sichuan can be stewed soup to eliminate phlegm. Use astragalus, fructus ligustris lucidi, goji berries, longan meat and sealwort to nourish stomach and spleen, supplement qi and promote the production of body fluid, nourish kidney yin.
2. Follow a good diet
Nutritional support is also very important for cancer patients. Adequate nutrition can not only improve the nutritional status of patients, improve immunity, enhance anti-cancer ability, and improve the quality of life, but also improve patients' tolerance to surgical treatment, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, reduce side reactions, and reduce or avoid postoperative infection.
Tumor patients’ diet should be light and balanced. Cereals are main foods. Eat more vegetables, fruits, supplements of various vitamins and fiber, drink some dairy products every day, eat beans and soy products, eat some fish, poultry, eggs and lean meat properly.
3. Have a good mood
Bad mood is one of the factors that contribute to the deterioration of tumors. You must learn to smile and learn to release pressure to prevent tumor. As the saying goes, "Thirty percent of the treatment with seventy percent of nursing", and patients are advised to have a strict and adequate rest, have appropriate entertainment to please yourself and take reasonable exercise.
If you can do the above well, you can live a high quality life and live longer.
***Please seek professional medical advise for the diagnosis or treatment of any ailment, disease or medical condition. This article is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a licensed medical professional.***