Cancer is a complex disease with over 200 types. Also, each individual manifests their cancer in their own unique fashion. There is no one right way to treat cancer but a variety of methods are needed to get the best results. Treatment must be tailored to the individuals needs. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a long history of treating many cancers successfully and a great deal of scientific research has gone into how it works so well. TCM is also used in conjunction with western oncology and again research demonstrates that this combined therapy gets better results than the individual treatment protocol alone. I do research on cancer and Chinese herbs in hospitals in China and have written research paper as well as practitioner level books on the subject. I have 45 years experience and have world expertise on the subject. I only use medicines that have been shown to have scientific evidence of efficacy and do not interfere with chemotherapy or radiotherapy. I create treatments that enhance better outcomes.
Evidence grows that there is no single type of “breast cancer” or “lung cancer.” These broad categories simply refer to diverse tumors that just happen to originate in certain parts of the body. We now know that what matters most in determining the behavior of a particular cancer (and its response to specific therapy) are the molecular pathways that drive malignant cell growth instead of where the tumor begins in the body. A tumor in the lung and a tumor in the breast, for example, may have more in common with one another (and be fueled by abnormalities in the same pathway) than two different breast cancer malignancies. Treating cancer is really about treating the whole self; body and mind.
Integrative cancer care is the bringing together of orthodox cancer treatments with complementary approaches. In this case, complementary care is about supporting the patient's needs while in orthodox treatment and then afterwards in remission. Integrative Cancer is an approach, where the main concern is humanity, the end or reduction in human suffering. But it is also concerned with evidence of efficacy, some proof that an herb, a word or a touch has some objective demonstration of working successfully. Somewhere between tradition and laboratory reductionism is the medicine of the clinic, where in the relationship between patient and practitioner are aligned. The living patient is unique, presenting their suffering in a jumble of genetic, epigenetic, social and life-style constructs. Disease is the misalignment of these factors.
Integrative cancer care focusses on the patient while at the same time bringing tested and researched treatments to support well-being.