Report on the Disappearance of Carcinoma/Cancerous Syndrome

Even though medicine has developed tremendously, cancer is still today a chronic and life threatening disease. Recently, patients are turning to traditional therapies such as acupuncture for cancer management as opposed to the aggressive approach of modern medicine.

There has been much research published indicating that acupuncture is beneficial for chemotherapy-induced nausea, vomiting, and cancer pain.Other data also suggests acupuncture might be effective for chemotherapy-induced leukopenia, postchemotherapy fatigue, radiation therapy-induced xerostomia, insomnia, and anxiety.

In this article we introduce six case studies on the disappearance of carcinoma/cancerous syndrome after acupuncture treatment and the use of herbal medicines. The goal of this paper is to show that acupuncture has direct anticancer effects and should be used in the first instance before turning to more aggressive therapies.


Case 1

Non-Small Cell Carcinoma 非小细胞肺癌

Mr. Zihongchon, Age: 58 Johore

File no.: 0206-12

On May 2002, the patient was diagnosed with Lung CA. The CT scan showed the mass was 3.6 x 3.7cm and 5 days was increased to 5.3cm x 4.00cm and had compressed the right middle lobe bronchus and the right pulmonary vessels, the mediastinal lymph nodes had metastases.

PATIENT DETAIL 患者资料

Patient : A Medical Professional

Male/Age59/Weight72kg/Frequently Exercise/Vital And Healthy

Non Smoking/No Syndrome of Discomfort/ No Medications

Discovery of the Growth Of The Mass/ Lung Carcinoma About 3.7×3.6cm Located At The Lower Lobe Of The Right Lung During His Journey In Yantai ,China ( May 2002)

The patient repeated the scan in Singapore, which showed that the mass had increased almost 40% compared with the first CT scan in a very short period of time. Furthermore, the patient went to another hospital in Tianjing, Beijing for a further opinion.

He received treatment with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for 15 days. On the 12th June 2002 CT Scans showed that the growth of carcinoma had reduced again to 70%

DIAGNOSIS With Non-Small Cell Carcinoma 证断为非小细胞肺癌

  • 3.7X3.6 c m Tumor Mass Was Found At middle Lobe Of Right Lung
  • The Density Of Tumor Mass Was Smooth
  • The Marginal Of The Tumor Was Uneven
  • There Were Small Nodules Surrounding The Mass have Been Seen
  • Lung Carcinoma With Mediastinal Lymph Nodes Had Metastasis
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Non-Small Cell Carcinoma
  • Obstructive Pneumonitis With Mild Cough
5th day after discovery of tumor
The Fifth Day After The Discovery, The Tumor Was Increase To 5.3X4.0 CM About 40% ( 25th May 2002) SINGAPORE.  After 22 Days Of Acupuncture Treatments Showed 70% Reducing In It Side ( Treatment Between 25th May – 16th June 2002)

On 17 June-12 July 2002, he underwent 20 sittings of radiation therapy, after that, the CT scan showed that the mass had continued to reduce in size. The mass almost disappeared after 3 months.

A group of consultants from the oncology department of the 4th Hospital of Beijing advised the patient to continue chemotherapy, but his chief Chinese physician from another hospital gave him Chinese medicine instead.

The 5th CT Scan Showed The Tumor Had Continue to Shrink
The 5th CT Scan Showed The Tumor Had Continue to Shrink
THE CT SCANS ON SETEMBER 2002
THE CT SCANS ON SETEMBER 2002

Within 3 years, yearly CT scan showed the lungs were cleared.

The Chinese herbal medicine which the patient took was Qi Bei Fei An Wan Fang, Chansuzhueye, Yadanzi, Chinese Ganoderma Lucidum Essence etc.

Suggested acupoints were E-system Lung and Throat at metacarpal bone, Zusanli (St 36), Dazhui (Du14), Feishu (Ub 13) and Auricular Lung & Throat point. Direct moxibustion on Zusanli (St 36) was performed twice a week.

In addition, food remedy such as white butter, Jew’s ear, Kiwi and Asparagus also aided in recovery.


Case 2

Fibrosarcoma / Tumor 筋瘤硬结/肿瘤

Mr. Fu Age: 31 Singapore File no.: 0303-28

This patient is an interior designer. The patient presented with a Fibrosarcoma of 7cmx3cm in his left medial thigh, near acupoint Xuehai.

Due to the pain, he had difficulty in walking. In the past 12 years, he had undergone 3 operations to remove the recurring cyst.

In May 2003, he was distressed that the cyst recurred but he was reluctant to be hospitalized. In our treatment program we performed micro-cut therapy to remove the discharge.

The acupoints prescribed were local points, using a box system theory, supplemented with acupoints Yinlinquan (Sp9) and Sanyinjiao (Sp6).

PATIENT DETAIL 患者资料

Patient: An interior designer Age: 31

In the past 12 years Had undergone

3 operations to remove recurrence of cyst

Which was located left thigh inner media near

Acupoint xuehai about 7cm x 3cm with painful redness and hardness which caused him difficulty in walking

About Herb Ren Shen (Ginseng)

Ginseng

Rén Shen (Ginseng)

Ginseng (Ren Shen) is a popular herbal tonic that combat fatigue and boosts our immune-system function. The botanical name is known as Panax ginseng C. A. Mey. and the Pharm. name is Radix Ginseng. The plant’s medicinal portion is the root, tasted sweet and slightly bitter. It is warm in property and enters the lung, spleen and heart organs and its meridians.

Action:

  1. To replenish the Qi (vital energy)
  2. To promote the secretion of body fluids
  3. To tonify the spleen and lung
  4. Sedative, cardiotonic and anti-fatigue

Indication:

  1. Shock and prostration
  2. Diarrhea and loss of appetite due to the hypofunction of the spleen
  3. Dehydration, diabetes
  4. Palpitation, insomnia, forgetfulness
  5. Fatigue, extreme weakness

Contra-indication:

For a person with true heat and pathogenic fever factors

Chemical Component:

Panaxosides, essential oil (panacene, panaxynol), saponin (ginsenoside), protopanaxadiol, protopanaxatriol. Recommended Dosage: 3-9 gm. (30gm. For shock)

Pharm. Action:

  1. Action on the central nervous system:
    • Balance the excitatory and inhibitory process of the cerebral cortex
    • Enhance the conditioned reflex
    • Increase the ability of analysis
    • Reduce fatigue – can prolong the swimming time of rats
  2. Influence on the response of the organism:
    • Similar action as the adaptogen – can increase the defence ability of the organism
    • Prevent the febrile action caused by injection of vaccines in rabbits
    • Increase the process of healing in injury situations
    • Reduce the toxicity of certain chemicals
    • Anti-histamine – no significant anti-histamine reaction
  3. Action on the endocrine system:
    • Excitatory action on the pituitary-adrenal cortex system
      • increase the function on the adrenal cortex system
      • increase the immunity response to outside stimuli
      • increase the resistance to diseases
    • Stimulate the pituitary gland to produce more sex hormones
    • Increase the function of the thyroid in a short period if a large dosage of ginseng is given to the rabbits
    • Anti-diuretic – action similar to dehydroxycortisone
  4. Action on the metabolism:
    • Reduce blood sugar – synergistic action with insulin
    • Regulate the metabolism of cholesterol – prevent the incidence of hypercholesterolemia
    • Increase appetite and absorption of the digestive system
    • Increase the synthesis of protein ribose and nuleic acid
  5. Action on the circulatory system:
    • Cardiac tonic – action similar to cardiac glycoside. A small dosage can increase the contraction of heart, but a large dosage can cause toxic reaction.
    • Stimulate the production of red and white blood cells
  6. Action on the reticuloendothelial system:
    • Increase the immune response of the body
    • Stimulate the production of immunoglobulins
    • Increase the production of white blood cells and prevent the decrease of wbc.
    • Increase the production of lymphocytes and promote the transformation of lymphoblast
  7. Anti-anaphylaxis:
    • Prevent anaphylactic shock caused by horse serum
    • Significant inhibition on allergic edema

(reference : The handbook of Chinese Herbs)

Ginseng Actions & indication

Invigorating primordial qi, tranquilizing the mind, improving wisdom, promoting the production of body fluid to quench thirst, tonifying the spleen and lung and delaying senility. It is used for : (1) Debility due to severe and long-standing diseases; (2) Magersucht, poor appetite and loose stool; (3) Insomnia, amnesia, palpitation and severe palpitation, etc.

Direction and Dosage 

Take 3 grams of ginseng slice orally, once a day, Or, take 5-10 grams for decoction, which is to be taken in several doses.

Caution

It is contraindicated for those with excess syndromes, heat syndromes and sufficient vital-qi, black false hellebore, faeces trogopterorum or Chinese honey locust should be avoided to be used together with ginseng. Ginseng efficacy may be reduced if one drinks tea or has radish during administration period.

Contemporary Study Summary

1. Chemical Compositions

Ginseng contains panaxosides, panacene, panaxynol, Panax acid, prositisol, choline, amino acid, peptide, panose A,B,C glucose, fructose, maltose, vitamins B1, B2, nicotinic acid, pantothenic acid and trace elements as Ge, Sr and Rb, etc

2. Main Pharmacological Actions

(1) Anti-senility and prolong life, (2) Anti-fatigue; (3) Strengthen the heart; (4) Improve immune
function; (5) Stimulate marrow hemopoiesis and liver detoxification; (6) Improve adaptability.

Toxicological Study

“Ginseng abuse syndrome” may be induced if one had a long period of continuing consumption of big dosage. One consumption of extremely big dosage may lead to death.

(reference : The Collection of Ageing Delaying Traditional Chinese Medicines With Color Illustration)

Other Indications:

Taxation damage with low food intake and lassitude; stomach reflux; efflux diarrhea; vacuity cough with rapid, distressed, dyspneic breathing; spontaneous sweating; fulminant desertion; fright palpitation; dizziness; impotence; frequent urination; uterine bleeding; chronic fright wind; enduring vacuity; insufficiency of qi, blood, and fluids.

(Source : The Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica, page 40)

Used for gastric carcinoma, lung cancer, carcinoma of esphagus, mammary cancer, tumor, carcinoma of uterus, malignant lymphoma.

(reference : Kang Ai Zhi Wu Yao Ji Qi Yang Fang, page 19.)

Also used for Hodgkin’s disease, chorionic epithelioma, acute lymphocytic leukemia, acute monocytic leukemia, lymphocarcinoma, reticulum cell sarcoma, hypertension and primary thrombocytopenic purpura. External application for burns.

(reference : Kang Ai Zhong Yao, Page 14.)

About Herb Gou Qi Zi

Wolfberry

Gou Qî Zi

Gou Qi Zi (Wolfberry fruit; Lycium fruit) , the dried fruit is ovate, spindle-shaped. The skin is bright or dark red. Large, red fruits with few seeds and sweet flesh are best. The botanical name is Lycium chinense Mill.; Lycium barbarum L; and the pharma name is known as Fructus Lycii. The taste is sweet with neutral properties. It enters the liver and kidney channels.

Action:

1. To replenish the liver and kidney Yin (vital essence) 2. To nourish the blood 3. To improve eyesight

Indication:

1. Impotence, nocturnal emission, aching back and legs 2.Vertigo, decreased eye-sight 3. Diabetes mellitus. Contra-indication: For a person with true heat; diarrhea; and spleen dampness.

Chemical Component:

Carotene, vitamin B1, B2, and C, nicotinic acid, ß-sitosterol, linoleic acid, Ca, P, Fe. Recommended Dosage: 6 – 15gm.

Pharm. Action:

  1. Lower the concentration of blood sugar in diabetes.
  2. Inhibit the deposition of fat in liver cells and promote the regeneration of liver cells.
  3. Lower blood cholesterol and prevent the formation of atherosclerosis.
  4. Can enhance the nonspecific immunity, phagocytosis of the macrophage, and the production of T-lymphocytes.

(reference : The handbook of chinese herbs)

Actions and Indications

Nourishing yin and moistening the lung, tonifying the liver and kidney, nourishing the blood and improving acuity of sight. It is used for : (1) Hectic fever due to yin deficiency; (2) Dizziness, blurred vision, decline of sight, soreness and lassitude of the loins and knees, spermatorrhoea and diabetes, etc.

Prescriptions

1. GOU QI GAO

Ingredients : Wolfberry fruit.

Actions and indications : Tonifying the kidney, promoting the production of body fluid, nourishing the liver and improving sight. It is used for deficiency of the liver and kidney, soreness and lassitude of the loins and knees, dizziness and blurred vision.

Direction and dosage : Take 9-15 grams orally, twice a day.

2. GOU QI JIU

Ingredients : Wolfberry fruit, Chinese angelica root, fleece-flower root, capejasmine, cynomorium, safflower, psoralea fruit, poria ophiopogon root and achyranthes root, etc.

Actions and indications : Tonifying the liver and kidney, nourishing blood and improving eye sight. It is used for deficiency of both the liver and kidney, dizziness, blurred vision, and soreness and pain of the loins and knees.

Direction and dosage : Take 10-15ml orally, twice a day. Caution : It is contraindicated for patients with hypertension.

3. QI JU WAN

Ingredients : Wolfberry fruit, chrysanthemum flower, prepared rehmannia root, poria, Chinese yam, alisma, schisandra fruit and glossy privet fruit, etc.

Actions and indications : Nourishing yin and improving eye sight. It is used for yin deficiency of the liver and kidney, dark vision, dizziness and tinnitus.

Direction and dosage : Take 9 grams orally, twice a day.

4. QI JU DI HUANG WAN

Ingredients : Wolfberry fruit, chrysanthemum flower, prepared rehmannia root, dogwood fruit, moutan bark, Chinese yam, poria and alisma.

Actions and indications : Nourishing the kidney and tonifying the liver. It is used for yin deficiency of the liver and kidney, dizziness, tinnitus and blurred vision.

Direction and dosage : Take 6-9 grams orally, twice a day.

Chemical Compositions

The fruit contains betaine, zeaxanthine, physalien, carotene, ß-sitosterol, thiamine, riboflavine, niacin, ascorbic acid, linoleic acid, vitamins B1,B2, C, various amino acids, and elements such as Ca, P and Fe, etc.

Main Pharmacological Actions

  1. Lower blood sugar
  2. Lower the level of serum cholesterol and increase phospholipid
  3. Improve cell’s immune function
  4. Act as choline
  5. Increase the level of testosterone and strengthen the body
  6. Protect the liver

(reference : The Collection of Ageing Delaying Traditional Chinese Medicines with Color Illustration)

Other Indications:

Liver-kidney yin depletion; weak, weakening and aching of knees and lumbago; dizziness; copious tears; vacuity taxation cough; wasting thirst; seminal emission.

Daily dosage: 5 – 10g.
(reference : The Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica, page 142)

Used for multiple myeloma, carcinoma of pancreas and liver cancer.
(reference : Kang Ai Zhi Wu Yao Ji Qi Yang Fang, page 507)

About Herb Huang Qi

Chinese herb

Huáng Qí

Common Name: Astragalus root
Botanical Name: Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch.) Bge. Astragalus mongholicus Bge.
Pharm. Name: Radix Astragali
Used Part: Root
Taste and Property: Sweet, slightly warm
Embryonic Property: Spleen and lung

Action:

  1. To replenish the Qi (vital energy) and stop perspiration
  2. To consolidate the defensive energy
  3. To dispel pus and accelerate the healing of wounds
  4. To regulate the water metabolism and reduce edema

Indication:

  1. Spontaneous and night sweat, prolapse of the anus and uterus
  2. Abscess and chronic ulcers
  3. Chronic nephritis with edema and proteinuria

Contra-indication :

For a person with excess (Shi) symptoms and deficiency of Yin (vital energy) symptoms

Chemical Component:

Sugars, choline, folic acid, amino acids, ß-sitosterol, betaine, astragalan, astragalin. Recommended Dosage: 9-15 grams

Pharm. Action:

  1. Excitatory action on the central nervous system.
  2. Increase the phagocytosis of reticuloendothelial system
  3. Cardiotonic – increase the contraction of the heart. This effect is significantly seen in patients with cardiac failure caused by poisoning or fatigue.
  4. Lower blood pressure – by dilating the blood vessels and increase the circulationof blood to the skin.
  5. Diuretic – increase the secretion of sodium.
  6. Decrease protein in urine – decrease the concentration of protein in urine in chronic nephritic patients, and inhibit the episode of serum nephritis.
  7. Prevent the loss of concentration of glycogen in liver.
  8. Anti-bacterial – inhibit the growth of staphylococci, hemolytic streptococci, pheumococci, corynebacterium diphtheriae, and Bacillus dysenteriae.
  9. Prolong estrus in mice.
  10. Decrease blood sugar in rabbits.
  11. Inhibit the secretion of gastric juice and increase PH value.
  12. Anti-cancer – increases the content of cAMP and inhibits the growth of tumor cells. It increases the sensitivity to interferon, which is similar to adenylate cyclase in action. It increases the production of macrophages, plasma cells and antibodies. It is effective against the immunosuppressants. It is effective for both cellular and humoral immunity.

(reference : The handbook of Chinese Herbs)

Actions and Indications

Invigorating qi, elevating the spleen-yang, consolidating superficial resistance to stop sweating, promoting pus discharge and tissue generation and promoting diuresis to alleviate edema, etc.

It is used for: 1) Debility due to qi deficiency, fatigue, prolapsed of the viscera and prolapsed of rectum due to chronic diarrhea; (2) Edema of limbs, dysuria, palpitation and shortness of breath, etc.

Direction and Dosage: Be decocted first, take 9-30 grams daily.

Caution: It is contraindicated for those with excess syndromes and with hyperactivity of yang due to yin deficiency.

CONTEMPORARY STUDY SUMMARY

Chemical Compositions

The root contains cane sugar, glucuronic acid, mucilage, several amino acids, bitters, choline, betaine, folic acid, 2′, 4′-dihydroxy-5, 6-dimethoxyisoflavane, kumatakenin, ß-sitosterol and many trace elements as Se, Si, Zn, Co, Cu, Mo, etc.

Main Pharmacological Actions

1) Strengthen the body; 2) Anti-aging and prolong life. The root can prolong the growing life of body’s kidney cells and lung cells; 3) Regulate immune balance and improve cells immune function; 4)Inhibit platelet aggregation; (5) Induce diuresis.

(reference : The Collection of Ageing Delaying Traditional Chinese Medicines with Color Illustration)

Other Indications:

Spontaneous external bleeding; night sweating; blood bi; water swelling; persistent yong and ju Daily dosage: 5 – 10g. Contraindicated in repletion patterns and yang exuberance due to yin .
Source: The Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica, page 30

Used for carcinoma stomach, tumor of bladder, carcinoma of cervix, tumor of bone, malignae lymphoma and cerebroma.

Source: An Illustrated Guide to Antineoplastic Chinese Herbal Medicine, page 645

Ancient stories – Herbs for good health and longevity

longevity

Lately, there were several international reports from various countries pertaining to people who stay near the mountains or countryside away from cities and towns and these people have lived longer and stayed healthier in their old age of over 100 years old.

The peculiar part of these elderly people is that they can still maintain perfect vision, a healthy frame of mind and robust energy flow with strong body functions even at such an age.

Scientists in China did research studies on people staying in a village at Shanxi Province and discovered that these villagers have a life span up to 120 years old or more with grandchildren as old as 80-90 years old.

This is because they have been drinking from a mountain spring growing with Chinese herbal plants like the Spica Prunellae, Polygani Plant, Bupleur and other precious herbal plants. Hence the scientists concluded their findings by explaining that the longevity of the village people was due to the drinking water they consumed daily.

In recent years various reports from China, Japan and European countries described certain plants, tea and herbs proven to be able to use as anti-cancer medicine for treating certain types of cancer. Therefore this prompted us to do some research and we had read through some ancient and old books related to Chinese food and diet, herb cure remedies and from these ancient records we provide a little as following:

Case 1 – Tian Mendung (Asparagus Root)

In ancient record, it is believed that after long duration of consuming this root, it will increase body energy and activate body function, reduce one’s appetite without feeling hunger, create alertness with quick movements and upon old age still allows the hair and teeth to grow and be strong.

Therefore this herb is considered the King or Chief of all herbs. It is described as a “Fairy Herb” to maintain longevity and good health.

Case 2 – Juhua (Chrysanthemum Flower)

There was a case in the old record that a village in China had a population of villagers whose life spans were in 3 categories – maximum age group 100 – 130, medium 100 and minimum up to 70 years old.

Research proved that it was due to the drinking water as the village’s irrigation system went through the chrysanthemum plantation. The news reached to the District Government officers and they demanded the village head to send down water for their own consumption.

They then discovered that after drinking for some time those who are suffering from dizziness (similar to dizziness due to hypertension syndrome in modern terms) were being cured from the spell. The District Governor then ordered this water in a pond be stored and named it the Chrysanthemum Flower Pond.

Case 3 – Zhu Sha (Cinnabaris)

The ancient book known as “Pao-Pu-Tze Nai Pien” (Inner Chapter Of The Holding To Simplicity Master A.D. 320) dated about 2,300 years ago, author Ker Hong has records on “xi xi shou kao” meaning longevity for generations.

Recorded that there was a household with family members living up to 80, 90 and 100 years old. Eventually this household shifted out to another place and realised that the life span of their family members no longer lived up to that ripe old age.

A new family then moved into the same house and their family members were able to live up to 100 years old also for generations. It was then discovered that this was due to a well that provided drinking water for the house at the backyard, which contained burgundy coloured water with property for longevity.

Researchers dug around the well and surrounding areas and discovered that somebody had buried Zhu Sha there in the ground and the household members by drinking the well water were able to live their life longer and kept in good health.

Case 4 – Jue Mingzi ( Semencassiae)

A Taoist from Xianxi, China’s Dragon Mountain whose age was more than a 100 years old but looked young with features like a child – sharp hearing and perfect eyesight able to read and see objects a few kilometres away and read small letters at a very near distance.

People around him felt strange and consulted him for advice and special remedy or formula. The Taoist gave them some Semencassiae grounded into powder to consume one teaspoon daily for 365 days. He explained that this could help to influence good energy to the body abstracted from the earth and heaven as well as the four seasons.

Therefore those who consume this herb from the mountain would enjoy longevity, good eyesight and even those with eye diseases could be cured.

About Herb He Shou Wu

Chinese herb

Hé Shôu Wu

Common Name: Fleeceflower root
Botanical Name: Polygonum multiflorum Thunb.
Pharm. Name: Radix Polygoni Multiflori
Used Part: Tuberous root
Taste and Property: Sweet, bitter, astringent, slightly warm
Embryonic Property: Liver and kidney

Action:

  1. To replenish the vital essence of the liver and kidney
  2. To nourish the blood
  3. Laxative
  4. Detoxicant

Indication:

  1. Early greying of hair, aching back and knees, neurasthenia, insomnia, palpitation
  2. Anemia
  3. Constipation of the elderly
  4. Boils, abscess, scrofula
  5. Hypercholesteremia

Contra-indication: For a person with diarrhea

Chemical Component:

Anthraquinone (chrysophanol, chrysophanic acid, rhein, chrysophanic acid anthrone, emodin, methylemodin), tannin, lecithin

Recommended Dosage: 9 – 25gm

Pharm. Action:

  1. Action on blood sugar – after a period of 30 – 60 minute of the oral intake of the decoction by the rabbits, the blood sugar concentration will reach the highest point, then slowly decline.
  2. Increase liver glycogen content – experiment done on the hungry adrenalectomized mice.
  3. Lower blood cholesterol – reduce the absorption of cholesterol in the intestines, prevent the deposition of cholesterol in liver, and prevent the formation of atheosclerosis.
  4. Lecithin is the essential ingredient in the formation of nerve tissues, blood cells and other cell membranes.
  5. Cardiotonic – excitatory action on the frog’s heart in vitro.
  6. Laxative – because of anthraquinone (rhein and emodin)
  7. Anti-bacterial – inhibit the growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, bacillus dysenteriae.
  8. Action similar to adrenalcorticoid hormone.

(reference: The handbook of chinese herbs)

Nature and Taste

Raw : bitter, astringent in taste and neutral in nature.
Prepared : bitter, sweet in taste and warm in nature.

Action and Indications

Processed fleece-flower root: invigorating the liver and kidney, replenishing vital essence and blood, blackening hair, strengthening bones and tendons and prolonging life.

Raw fleece-flower root: loosening the bowel to relieve constipation, detoxicating and removing damp-heat.

It is used for: 1) Sallow complexion due to deficiency of blood, dizziness, tinnitus, early whitening of hair, soreness and lassitude of loins and knees, numbness of limbs and hyperlipemia. Frequent use can cure dyszoospermia; (2) Constipation due to dry intestine, abscess, scrofula, sores and carbuncle.

Direction and Dosage: Be decocted first, take 9-30 grams daily..

Toxicological Study

Raw fleece-flower root is more toxic than prepared one. In general, there are no side effects in clinical applications. But some people will have more times of stool, affect with slight diarrhea and abdominal pain after administration. A few will feel chest distress and intense heat inside.

Caution : It is contraindicated for patients with loose stool or with serious damp phlegm.

Prescription:

QI BAO MEI RAN DAN

Ingredients: Fleece-flower root (prepared), Chinese angelica root, psoralea fruit, wolfberry fruit, dodder seed, poria and achyranthes root.

Actions and indications : Tonifying the liver and kidney and blackening hair. It is used for deficiency of both the liver and kidney, early whitening of hair, loose teeth, spermatorrhea, night sweat, dysphoria, thirst, emaciated body and lassitude of tendons and bones.

Direction and dosage: Take 9 grams orally, twice a day.
Caution : Cold and pungent stimulants are prohibited to be eaten.

(reference : The Collection of Ageing Delaying Traditional Chinese Medicines with Color Illustration)

Other Indications:

Liver-kidney yin depletion with signs such as premature greying of the hair, weakness of lumbar and knees, and seminal emission; blood vacuity dizziness; uterine bleeding; vaginal discharge; enduring malaria; swollen yong; intestinal wind; hemorrhoids.

Source : The Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica, page 52

Used for tumors of bone, acute leukemia and intracranial malignant tumor.
reference : Kang Ai Zhi Wu Yao Ji Qi Yang Fang, page 389

Immune System Therapy

Ganoderma

LING ZHI Mushroom

Chinese GANODERMA LUCIDUM ESSENCE

  • Surgical operation, radiotherapy, chemotherapy are the main means for the treatment of cancer at the present. But side effect or toxicity remains when tumours are resected or controlled. If wrong indications are chosen, patients will suffer serious complications even leading to death.
  • In fact, about 50% tumour patients have not died of cancer itself, but died of the complications of therapy such as serious infections and failures of heart, liver and kidney.
  • Traditional Chinese herbal medicine can restore the balance of patient’s organs, vital energy, blood, yin & yang and support the healthy energy. But the concentration of the herbal extract prepared by stewing, decocting and cooking is usually too low to produce good effect. In the end, the growth and metastasis of tumour cannot be controlled, due to the failure of the therapy.
  • Therefore, a more ideal medicine to eliminate the evils and support the healthy energy potently is needed.
  • It has been shown that Ganoderma Lucidum Essence is able to kill tumor cells directly. There is a high efficiency of causing tumor regression and eradication. Chen Jin Shen has showed that Ganoderma Complex Powder destroys the telomerse of tumor cells resulting in the loss of cell growth capacity. Jiang Et Al from Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica Chinese Academy of Sciences have showed that Ganoderma Lucidum Essence is able to induce DNA single or double chains broken via the inhibition of topoisomerase, exerting its anticancer effect.

The Clinical Investigation of GANODERMA LUCIDUM ESSENCE

  • Ganoderma Lucidum Essence improves the general immune status by stimulating lymphocyte proliferation, activating immune cells to produce cytokines, thus inhibiting and eradicating tumour cells.§         Ganoderma Lucidum Essence protects the general function of the organ system. It increases tissue blood flow and enhances the efficiency of chemotherapy and radiotherapy effects. It reduces the toxic side effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
  • The effect of its “support the healthy energy” can improve patient’s constitution, enhances the effect of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, promotes rehabilitation and prevents cancer relapse and metastasis.
  • Cancer is the local expression of one or several parts of the body from systemic disease. Clinical features of it are very complicated. Ganoderma Lucidum Essence has wide range pharmacological effects, such as analgesic effect, anti-emetic effect, anti-edemic effect, liver-protection effect, leucocyte increasing effect, tumor regression inducing effect and general health improving effect.

The Pharmacological action of man ingredients in Chinese Ganoderma Lucidum Essence :

Triterpense – Triterpenes is the specific ingredient of Ganoderma that contain large amount of it. The functions of triterpenes are purifying blood, protecting liver and improving the capability of the body to tolerate diseases.

Polysacchariders  – Polysaccharides in Ganoderma have the effects of anti-tumors, modulating immune response, lowering levels of blood glucose and lipid. It also has the effect of anti-oxidation and anti-senility.

Polypeptides – Ganoderma provides 18 kinds of amino acids to improve the body ability to fight against diseases.

Organic germanium – Ganoderma contains organic germanium more than other medical plants. Organic germanium is a kind of semi conductive substance, which can modulate abnormal bioelectric potential.

(Source : Shanhai Green Valley Biological Research Institute)

Our Chinese physician will introduce and explain the usage of different kind of Lingzhi according to individual conditions & needs. We also provide diet guidance and knowledge related to Yin & Yang concept. By adjusting the diet habit that is best and beneficial to individual body system.  Different type of LingZhi will be recommended according to individual condition and budget.

Therapeutic Course

In order to optimize the healing process or in critical condition, the Ganoderma Lucidum Essence can be consumed 3 times a day. The dosage can be reduced when condition has improved. Ganoderma Lucidum Essence is recommended to consume continuously for 1-3 years. For preventive measure consumption, please consult your Chinese Physician for the recommended dosage.

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The article is extracted from English-Chinese Concise, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Publishing House of Shanghai College of T.C.M. (1993)

Identification and Treatment

1 Yin Deficiency of the Liver and Kidney.

Main Manifestations: Early cataract with senile debility, dizziness, tinnitus, and soreness of the low back. Red tongue with scanty coating or without coating, thready and rapid pulse.

Therapeutic Method: Nourish the liver and kidney.

Decoction: Prepared rehmannia root 24g, Chinese yam 9g, dogwood fruit 9g, moutan bark 9g, oriental water plantain rhizome 9g, poria 9g, schisandra fruit 9g, Chinese angelica root 9g, sesame seed 12g, mulberry fruit 12g, cassia seed 12g, and wolfberry fruit 12g.

External Treatment: Use the needle to dissect the cataract.

2 Deficiency of the Liver and Dampness of the Spleen

Main Manifestations: Early cataract, plumpy constitution, mental fatigue and lassitude, edema in lower limbs in the afternoon or after tiredness. Pale tongue, feeble pulse.

Therapeutic Method: Tonify the liver, strengthen the spleen and dry the damp.

Decoction: Prepared rehmannia root 24g, Chinese angelica root 9g, chuanxiong rhizome 9g, white peony root 9g, red tangerine peel 9g, prepared pinellia tuber 9g, raw licorice 9g, plantain seed (decocted in bag) 9g, betel nut 12g, chrysanthemum 12g, pleione rhizome 3g, and poria 9g.

Medicated Diet

1 Decoct 15g of Siberian solomonseal rhizome, 9g of wolfberry fruit, 3g of chrysanthemum flower, 18g of pearl shell, 9g of dried tangerine peel and a right amount of brown sugar in water. Take one dose daily, for 10 – 15 days successively. The decoction is applied to the type of kidney yin deficiency.

2 Wrap 3g of bat’s feces, 30g of Chinese yam, 9g of dodder seed in a piece of cloth. Add 2500ml of water and boil the drugs until 1500ml of decoction is left. Then, put 60g of polished round grained rice and right amount of brown sugar into the decoction to make gruel after removing the dregs. Take the gruel a dose a day, 15 – 20 doses successively. The recipe is suitable for the type of deficiency of both the liver and spleen.

3 Have 10 sparrows. Get rid of their feathers, wings, claws and beaks, and smash their intestines, stomachs, bones and flesh together. Have magnetite 30g calcined and dipped into vinegar repeatedly for 7 times, and then grind it into fine powder. Grind medicated leaven 30g into fine powder after it is fired. Grind halite 30g and desert living cistanche 30g into powder after they have been soaked in wine and wine-fried. Grind dodder seed 90g into powder after it has been soaked in wine for 3 days and dried under the sunlight. Make pills with all the above powder and a right amount of rice wine and honey by refining them into soft extract, with each pill in 0.6g. Take 20 pills each time, twice a day, after being infused with warm wine. Take them for several days successively.

Pigmentary Degeneration of Retina

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The article is extracted  from English-Chinese Concise, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Publishing House of Shanghai College of T.C.M. (1993)

Identification and Treatment

1)  Decline of the Fire from the Life Gate

Main Manifestations: Night blindness but with normal vision in the day time, slight contraction of visual field, lustreless eyes, pale complexion, aversion to cold and cold limbs. Pale tongue with white coating, deep and thready pulse.

Therapeutic Method: Warm and recuperate the life gate.

Decoction: Prepared rehmannia root 30g, dogwood fruit 12g, (Chinese yam 12g, Chinese angelica root 12g, wolfberry fruit 12g, eucommia bark 12g, antler glue 12g, cinnamon bark 6g, prepared aconite root 6g, and dodder seed 18g.

Patent Medicine: Kidney Yang-Tonifying Pill (You Gui Wan). Take 9g each time, twice a day.

2) Deficiency of Both Liver and Kidney

Main Manifestations: Night blindness, contraction of visual field, diminution of central vision, dryness and discomfort of the eyes, dizziness and tinnitus, insomnia and dreamfulness. Red tongue with scanty coating, thready and rapid pulse.

Therapeutic Method: Nourish the liver and kidney.

Decoction: Dried rehmannia root 18g, prepared rehmannia root 18g, red sage root 18g, dogwood fruit 12g, wolfberry fruit 12g, chrysanthemum flower 12g, Chinese yam 9g, Oriental Water plantain rhizome 9g, poria with hostwood 9g, moutan bark 9g, bupleurum root 9g, Chinese angelica root 9g, and schisandra fruit 9g.

Patent Medicine: Kidney Yin-Tonifying Pill (Zuo Gui Wan). Take 9g each time, twice a day.

Acupuncture and Moxibustion

Main Points: Jingming (Ub 1) and Qiuhou (Ex 7).

Complementary Pints: Taiyang (Ex 2), Hegu (Li 4), Zusanli (St 36) and Sanyinjiao (Sp 6).

Method: Select 1 main point and 1 or 2 complementary points for each treatment. Puncture the points with moderate stimulation and retain the needles for 20 minutes. Give one treatment a day, 10 treatments as a course.

Medicated Diet

  1. Boil fresh tender sweet potato leaf 100g and sheep liver 90g together (do not cook them too long). Take it once a day, 5 – 7 days successively.
  2. Make decoction with 15g of bat’s feces. Remove the dregs from it and cook the smashed pig liver 90 – 120g in the boiling decoction. Drink the decoction and eat the liver. Take a dose a day and 2 or 3 doses successively.
  3. Make decoction with 500g of spinach, 1 piece of sheep liver and 15g of pipewort. Eat the liver and drink the decoction. Take a dose a day, 3 or 4 doses successively.
  4. Decoct 1 piece of chicken liver, 15g mulberry leaf and 15g of silkworm excrement together in water. Take the decoction a dose a day and several doses successively.
  5. Cook 1 piece of fish liver (rid of the gallbladder), 2 eggs and 15g of fermented soya bean together in water for eating.
  6. Have 1 set of grass carp intestines washed clean and cut into short sections. Add 2 eggs and mix them thoroughly with a right amount of water, and then stew them until done for eating.
  7. Decoct 60g of sheep liver, 10g of pipewort and 10g of white chrysanthemum flower in water for eating.
  8. Make cakes or snacks for eating with walnut kernel, chestnut, Chinese yam, dried longan pulp and wolfberry fruit in a right amount respectively.
  9. Decoct 100g of celosia seed in water. Take out the extract every 20 minutes, and then add water to decoct it again. Put together the extract obtained at 3 times. Boil 500g of black Chinese date in the extract until they are thoroughly done. When the remaining extract is thickened, add 500g of honey and mix them thoroughly. Put the mixture in bottle for later use. Take 15g each time, once a day.
  10. Soak rutabaga seed 1000g in spirits for a night and take it out, and then steam it over the boiling water for 20 minutes. Dry it under the sunlight and grind it into fine powder. Make pills as big as soybeans by mixing the powder with honey. Take 6g each time, twice a day.
  11. Have carrot washed clean, cut into slices and steamed. Take as much as one pleases.