Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pancreatic Cancer Cannot Be Successfully Treated With Chinese Herbal Medicine

Pancreatic Cancer destroys the body, but leaves the mind intact. Sometimes, traditional Chinese Herbal medicine is used in an attempt at a cure. This is a big mistake.

Traditional Chinese medicine focuses on restoring a balance of energy, body, and spirit to maintain health rather than treating a particular disease. Herbs are used with the goal of restoring balance by nourishing the body. What a wonderful fantasy; if only it could be even partially true. I am sorry to dispel the notion.

My NFL husband of 49 years, was diagnosed with the disease when he was 74 years old. Yes, we tried a Chinese green herbal drink, but it interfered with the chemotherapy that was critical for even a few months survival. His doctor was appalled that we had begun this type of treatment.

Chinese herbal medicine is not based on conventional Western concepts. It uses a variety of herbs in different combinations in an attempt to "balance" the body. Some practitioners claim herbs have the power to prevent and treat a variety of types of cancer.

Well, my experience would say that does not include Pancreatic Cancer. Steve Jobs had a liver transplant after living with the disease for 4 years. I guess he was luckier, or richer, than my husband. This is an absolutely debilitating devastating condition for everyone involved. Especially for the one who suffered with his brain intact.

Can you believe he gave a speech at a National Convention 2 weeks before his death and conducted a Board of Directors Meeting just 2 days before?


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