Alternative therapies are more well-liked than ever, and women in particular are now looking for “natural” ways to offset the unpleasant symptoms of menopause. But natural doesn’t necessarily always translate to safe. In fact, scientists have discovered that certain herbs may likely increase the risk of breast cancer in some women.
Although there seems to be no direct connection that the use of herbs could reduce or add to the risk of breast cancer, theoretically, some herbs possess estrogen-like qualities, which imply that they shouldn’t be used by women in the long-term or by women with a high risk or history of breast cancer. Some of these herbs include: ginseng, dong quai, dang gui, chasteberry, blue cohosh, and black cohosh.
While Traditional Chinese Medicine has no word for cancer, nowadays, there can be a variety of conditions with traditional names that could be identified by doctors as cancer.
Modern physicians are now beginning to realize that cancer is not a solitary illness, but is made up of a wide variety of illnesses. This recently adopted perception is similar to that of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Cleveland.
In the treatment of cancer, the traditional Chinese treatment is based on the theory of Fu Zheng Gu Ben which means reinforcing what is appropriate (Fu Zheng) and repairing and regeneration (Gu Ben).
Using Chinese herbs to treat cancer requires diagnosing the most plausible causes of the cancer, and then choosing the appropriate plan of treatment. Diagnosis is done based on the four examinations. The objective of the treatment is to balance the patient and to kill the cancer cells.