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Fighting Menopause And Breast Cancer With Traditional Chinese Medicine

Women are turning to alternative remedies in droves more than ever. They prefer “natural” solutions for the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause. However, all things natural may not always mean they are safe to use. In fact, researchers have found out that certain herbs may actually increase the risk of breast cancer in women.

While there’s no information that would directly prove that using herbs could lessen or raise the risk of breast cancer, theoretically, there are several herbs that possess estrogen-mimicking abilities which when used for a considerable period of time can increase the risk of breast cancer in women, especially women who have a family history of breast cancer. Some of these herbs include: ginseng, dong quai, dang gui, chasteberry, blue cohosh, and black cohosh.

What about the Chinese drugs that are often used by traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners?

While there is no word or term for cancer, in the annals of Traditional Chinese Medicine; however, there are various illnesses with traditional names that can be considered today as cancer by physicians.

Today, physicians are beginning to discover that cancer is not merely a single disease but a bunch of isolated diseases. Today, this viewpoint has now been adopted in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The treatment of cancer in traditional Chinese medicine is based on the theory of Fu Sheng Gu Ben which means fortifying what is correct. In Chinese medicine, “Gu Ben” means repair and regeneration.

Cancer treatment using Chinese herbal medicine in Maitland requires diagnosing the likely causes of the cancer, which will then determine a proper plan of treatment. The completion of the diagnosis will be based on the four examinations. The objective of the treatment is to kill the cancer cells and to balance the patient.

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