In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the prevention and treatment of cancer is called Fu Zhen. It is a specific program that supports and activates the body’s own cancer-fighting immunity and emphasizes the reduction of toxicity. Fu Zhen harmonizes, enhances and protects the structure and function of the organs. The Spleen system is strengthened to improve the digestion and absorption of nutrients. By fortifying energy and blood, the immune system is modulated. The endocrine system is balanced, and bone marrow is protected and nourished.
If a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, TCM provides important adjunctive support to Western treatment of the condition. The effectiveness of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and selective hormonal modulation therapy can be greatly increased with acupuncture and herbal therapies that reduce side-effects and enhance healthy functioning and quality of life.
Men are thirty-five percent more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than women are to be diagnosed with breast cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America and affects one in six men. TCM can be helpful in guiding men to lower their risk of prostate cancer through acupuncture, herbs, diet, lifestyle and healthy sexual practices.
In Chinese medicine, cancer is believed to be influenced by genetics, lifestyle, nutrition, emotional stress and exposure to toxins. Over the centuries, TCM has developed effective cancer-fighting regimes to harmonize and strengthen nutritive and defensive functions while clearing disease-causing lifestyle factors. Treatments also include chi gong, dietary therapy and meditation.
The great Chinese physician of antiquity, the Yellow Emperor, noted that it is far easier to prevent a disease than it is to cure a condition once it occurs. To take care of your life, you need to maintain optimal health. Traditional Chinese Medicine provides life-affirming practices for achieving the goal of wellness that creates inner peace.