The Pathology and Treatment of Cancer with Integrated Western and Chinese Medicine
What will you learn
- Discover the main herbs used for cancer in China.
- Diagnose and understand the Chinese perspective of cancer.
- Confidently speak with patients who has or had cancer in the past.
- Treat patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy.
- Think of cancer with TCM mind to better diagnose and treat it or relevant symptoms.
Even if you do not treat cancer, you will definitely have patients who may get cancer while under treatment, they may have had cancer, they may be having chemotherapy or radiotherapy or they may ask you whether you can do anything to prevent recurrence of cancer.
This course will go some way towards answering those questions. The course will first examine the ancient diseases that may correspond to cancer and how those relate to a Western classification of cancer.
The pathology of cancer from a Chinese perspective will be discussed with particular emphasis on Blood stasis, Phlegm and Toxic Heat, making correlations between these patterns and different types of cancer. We will then discuss how the pathology of cancer differs from that of any other disease and how we should adapt the Chinese pathology to different types of cancer. Herbs that modern research indicates that they have an anti-cancer effect will be discussed and classified according to organ affected and pattern.
The course will then examine the treatment principles of cancer and most of all the very important distinction between eliminating pathogenic factors and attacking the cancer and tonifying the body’s Qi and the immune system to fight the cancer. This part will also examine how to integrate the Chinese with the Western biomedical treatment of cancer. Particular emphasis will be laid on the treatment approach in the prevention of cancer or cancer recurrence.
We will then review the main herbs used for cancer in China, both to attack the cancer and to strengthen the immune system.
Finally, the treatment of the side-effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy will be discussed.
This course consists of a nearly 3 hour lecture with video narration, text, diagrams and photos. The treatment discussed includes herbal medicine and acupuncture.
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Course Handout, Over 200 pages. Available only for participants of the course.
(The handout will be available for download during the course)