Cancer, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine For Preventative and Adjunctive Treatments
Cancer Cells Are Abnormal Cells that Grow Uncontrollably
Our bodies are miraculously made up of 100,000,000,000,000,000 cells that harmoniously communicate with each other in order to maintain homeostasis (the balance of life) of the human body. While some of our cells are constantly dividing and forming new cells, others are dying leaving room for the newer cells. Some cells have longer life spans that others. While skin cells may only last a few months, bone cells may last a few years. Every seven years, all the cells in our bodies will have been replaced. The growth and shape of cells begins in the embryonic phase of development when an electro-magnetic field dictates the direction of cellular growth. Cancer cells are abnormal cells that may grow uncontrollably and tend to grow against the directions dictated by the body’s natural electromagnetic flow. These abnormal growths may become large and are called tumors. Not all tumors and abnormal growths are cancerous. A non-cancerous tumor is called benign, while a cancerous tumor is called malignant.
Acupuncture and its Associated Meridian System Utilize Our Body’s Electro-Magnetic Field
The application of acupuncture and its associated meridian system utilizes the above electro-magnetic field during treatments. These fields are strongest in regions of the body called organizational centers where it has been measured scientifically that the intracellular communication is strongest. Studies with amphibian embryos have demonstrated that by applying an electro-magnetic field that flows against the normal flow, abnormal growth can be promoted. Hence, promoting flow that harmonizes with the natural electro-magnetic field of the body through electro-acupuncture, one can prevent or deter abnormal cellular growth. (Clinical Acupuncture Scientific Basis, Stux, G., Hammershlag, R. Springer Press, 2001)
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are Natural Forms of Medicine
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, timeliness is important for treatment. Based upon the above scientific facts Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine certainly have a place as preventative measures and adjunctive treatments for cancer. In fact, over and above its ability to prevent abnormal cell growth Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can boast the following facts as an adjunctive treatment for cancer patients:
- 67% less nausea and vomiting. JAMA 2000; 284:2755-2761; Shen J.
- 50% more effective treatments of diarrhea. WHO, Chinese Acup. Mox., 1996, 16(7): 359-360, Chen G.P. et al.
- Strengthened immune systems (interleukin-2 and natural killer cells) and maintained blood counts (thrombocytes and leukocytes). WHO, World Journ. Acup-Mox.,1998,8(2):8-12.Li H.,et al.
- 84% more effective pain reduction. WHO, Chinese Acup. Mox., 1998, 18(1):17-18; Dan ,Y. et al.
- 240% more effective treatments of chemotherapy induced leucopenia. WHO, Chin.Jn.Int.Med.,1991,11(6): 350-352, Chen,HL et al.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can be used to prevent abnormal cellular growth. In applying acupuncture to the body one will improve one’s overall health to withstand the side effects of the more common cancer treatment modalities such as radiation and chemotherapy.
Cancer is a Very Serious and Potentially Life Threatening Disease
Cancer is a very serious and potentially life threatening disease. One should not take one’s treatment lightly and follow instructions of your oncologist. Additionally, to improve the success of treatments and improve overall health one should consider Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine as part of your treatment.
For your convenience we are proud to present Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine as Adjucntive and Preventive Treatments for Cancer. Being trained in both Eastern & Western Medicine, Dr. Barrett is on staff at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and has a private practice at the Century City Medical Plaza in Los Angeles CA.