Herbal and acupuncture treatment for breast cancer after mastectomy

Article type : Case Report | تاریخ ثبت : 2017/04/06

  • Authors

    1. Zhu Jihe
    2. Arsovska Blagica
    3. Kozovska Kristina
    4. Gjeorgieva Violeta
  • abstract

    Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in women. With age, the risk of this disease increases, but early detection of breast cancer can save lives of infected persons. Signs and symptoms of breast cancer are: lumps, pain in the armpit, swelling or rash around the nipple, nipple changes, changes of the size and shape of the breasts and etc. Acupuncture treatment and herbs as part of the 5000-year-old Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are used very often in the treatment of cancer patients. Our patient is a 44-year-old woman diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma in stadium III-B on the left breast. The patient had a mastectomy and immediately after finishing the surgery she started with acupuncture and herbal treatment. After two years of acupuncture treatment and herbs (Cordyceps sinensis and Ganoderma lucidum), without chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the patient is in an excellent condition with complete remission and no signs and symptoms of cancerous tissues. Acupoints that were used in the treatment are Du20 (Bai hui), Li4 (He Gu), Rn12 (Zhong Wan), St25 (Tian Shu), Cv6 (Qi Hai), St36 (Zu San Li), Sp6 (San Yin Jiao), Lv3 (Tai Chong), Gb20 (Feng Chi), Gv14 (Da Zhui), Bl13 (Fei Shu) and Bl25 (Da Chang Shu).
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