Mr M, 69 years, retired officer, came to see the author and told her that raised immature white blood cells and platelets had been found in his blood. He was diagnosed with suspected leukaemia and was advised to wait three months for a further examination to confirm it. He hoped and expected that TCM could give him support during this stage.
His other symptoms were lethargy, restlessness, insomnia, some bruising at his legs and nasal bleeding, which occurred occasionally. A treatment regimen for acupuncture and herbal medicine was designed for correcting the syndrome he showed. He was also advised to take a bigger daily dose of vitamin C. He gradually improved, with less lethargy, better sleep, less bruising and his nasal bleeding stopped. He was taken off the suspected leukaemia diagnosis after three months. He also stopped his TCM treatment at that time.
However, his symptoms and blood accounts were aggravated again after five years. Chronic myeloid leukaemia was diagnosed and a course of oral chemotherapy was given. He went back to taking herbal medicines to increase his general energy levels and to correct all of his unwanted symptoms. He confirms the benefit to his treatment from Chinese herbal medicine (treatment summary in appendix three).
Dan Jiang*, Fan-Yi Meng , Lily Li and Fan Qu. (2016). The Role of Chinese Medicine in Cancer Care—a Critical Review World Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine 2016; 2(1): 68–73