Monthly Archives: July 2013

Cancer And Mtc

Treating Cancer with Chinese medicine by acupuncture community the traditional Chinese medicine, a system that has more than 4 000 years of history, uses it one fifth of the world’s population. Many people in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia considered the MTC as your first line of defense against disease and a primary system to maintain health. While acupuncture has been which has captured the attention of friends and strangers in the United States, it is actually the Pharmacopoeia, or phytotherapy, Chinese TCM which plays a leading role in the Chinese health care system. With a history of centuries of empirical clinical experience, the Chinese Pharmacopoeia uses thousands of botanical substances, animals and minerals, mostly herbs. At least 50% of the Chinese folk remedies have some kind of scientific validation in terms of their healing properties, according to a study by the National Academy of Sciences with more 796 herbal remedies and Chinese animals. TCM uses a range of therapeutic methods that They include herbs, diets, massage, manipulation, osteopathic, breathing, deep relaxation and therapeutic exercises of holistic nature. The first cause of death in China is Cancer, followed by stroke. Conventional therapies in Western medicine, such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery, have been used more since the 1960s in hospitals in China.

However, the side effects of these treatments are usually highly debilitating. This has led to the Chinese Government to subsidize research on Chinese herbal medicines. One of the results is the routine use of therapy Fu Zhen, an herbal regimen for strengthening the immune system, used as a treatment adjunct to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. There are reports that Fu Zhen therapy protects the immune system from functional damage and increases survival rates, sometimes dramatically, when used in combination with modern therapies against cancer.

Breast Cancer Screening

Breast cancer is one of the most predominant tumors among women and is caused by an abnormal growth of cells in the breast, and may even spread to other organs in the body. For the cure of breast cancer, its detection on time is very important and most widely used for this purpose tests are:-self-examination and clinical examination: self-examination is based on observation and breast palpation by women to detect irregularities. The auto scan is recommended on a monthly basis to all women over age 20. The same woman is capable of timely detecting injury when it does well and even though you don’t have a very big impact on mortality, lesions in the early stages of the disease are detected and the majority of breast cancers are detected by the same patient, discovering a lump or nodule. After the detection has to be a clinical breast examination with what should be a complete medical history of the patient.

Medical history includes the family history of breast cancer and hormone status. Clinical breast examination is based on a physical examination of the breast with its palpation, overseeing addition nipples and armpits. With the physical examination of the breast are allowed to detect a high percentage of lesions not detected by mammography. -Mammography: screening mammography, also called mammography, consists of a flat image of the breast obtained through exposure to X rays. You get two projections with three-dimensional information of the situation of the lesion, so if we want to do a mastografico study to detect possible injury to a woman, we take two pairs of images: a craneo-caudal and another medio-lateral – oblique, for each breast.

Due to the structure of the breast becomes difficult to be able to see an abnormality, since all their fabrics are identical. In a mammogram can find us with: 1. injuries which could not have been palpable, smaller than 0.5 cm if you are nodules. 2 Calcifications can never become palpable by its small size. 3. Asymmetries in the mammary density. 4. Distortion of the structure of the gland. Nodules appear in two photos, blending with the glandular tissue. The calcifications are calcium crystal deposits very small only detectable by mammography. After x-rays and depending on the concentration of the malign particles, a biopsy of the suspicious part will be taken to make a pathological analysis of the sample and thus determine the extent of the injury.