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  • Hyperthermia

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    The word “hyperthermia” comes from the Greek of which original meaning is “heat” or “overheat”. Hyperthermia is a physical therapy in which heat is transferred to the body to achieve its treatment goal through all kinds of heat sources. Common hyperthermia can be divided into three categories, i.e., diathermy, photo-thermal therapy and conductive heat therapy.

    The blood circulation of the cancer cell population is quite special, as its blood capillary is fragile and the population has low heat dissipation. Therefore, when the whole-body temperature reaches 40.5℃, the temperature of local tumor tissue can be up to 45℃ or above. The sustained high temperature for a short period makes the tumor tissue and cancer cell die and encourages apoptosis but normal histocyte survives. In the mean time, high temperatures can damage tumor angiogenesis and inhibit the infiltration and metastasis of tumor cell through inhibiting the vitality of vascular endothelial growth factor in the tumor and matrix metalloproteinases.

    Hyperthermia can boost the immune system, strengthen the vitality and immunity of Natural Killer cells (NK cells), T lymphocyte and macrophage. Meta-protein of tumor cell and breakdown products of necrotic tissue produced by hyperthermia can boost specific immunity for anti-tumors and enhance body immunity to fight tumors.

    Additionally, hyperthermia can open up the pores and cause people to sweat, which is a way to detoxify your body. If certain drugs are infused to the body during hyperthermia, their efficacy can be significantly improved. Moreover, hyperthermia can increase the sensitivity of chemotherapy and local radiotherapy.

    Local and Regional Hyperthermia
    Local hyperthermia means a heating method in which the heating range is limited to including pathologic changes in local tissues without the overall rise of temperature in the body. While regional hyperthermia is another form of local hyperthermia, with heat sources such as, microwave, radio frequency and ultrasonic waves. Some researchers include it with whole body hyperthermia because it can cause the rise of temperature of the whole body. The therapeutic range of regional hyperthermia includes early, medium and advanced malignant tumors in various parts of the trunk, except for the head, neck, and limbs.

    Whole Body Hyperthermia
    Whole body hyperthermia refers to a hyperthermia method whereby various heating methods are used to raise the temperature of the human body to reach the therapeutic temperature which is maintained for a certain period of time.

    The heating methods for whole body hyperthermia are divided into three categories: biological method, extracorporeal circulation method and superficial heating method. The biological method aims to heat the body by injection of microbial or biological agent, such as early injection of Coley toxin or short corynebacterium. It is rarely applied at present, because the degree of sensitivity reaction by the human body to the pyrogen is unpredictable and the heating temperature and time can not be easily controlled, resulting in high risk. The extracorporeal circulation method is to take some of the blood out of the body and heat it in vitro to a predetermined temperature with a special device, and then re-circulate it into the body to achieve elevated body temperature. This method is not popular due to high cost equipment and an elaborate procedural requirement.

    The superficial heating method refers to thermal energy transferred to the body by radiation or conduction, such as infrared radiation, hot water bath, hot wax bath, and electric blanket wrapping. However, hot water bath, hot wax bath, and electric blanket wrapping have been rarely applied since the 1980s due to their various defects. Infrared radiation has been widely accepted clinically due to its definite heating effect, fewer side effects, easy monitoring, and lower cost.

    Endoceliac Chemohyperthermia
    Endoceliac chemohyperthermia refers to the method that the wherein liquid with chemotherapeutic drugs is infused into the body cavity and kept for a certain amount of time using the heating equipment, aiming to cure malignant tumors. The current common chemohyperthermias include intraperitoneal chemohyperthermia, intrapleural hyperthermic infusion chemotherapy, bladder chemohyperthermia, and pericardial cavity chemohyperthermia which are under research. Endoceliac chemohyperthermia is characterized by high concentrations of local drugs, and low systemic toxicity. It is the most recognized, mature and common method of hyperthermia.

    1.Intraperitoneal Chemohyperthermia
    Intraperitoneal chemohyperthermia, as a relatively mature method applied clinically, it aims to heat the liquid with the chemotherapeutic drug which is filled into the abdominal cavity and kept in constant temperature. Under the condition of high temperature, the liquidity of tumor cell membranes increases, and then the chemotherapeutic drug with synergistic effect enters and congregates there. Since the concentration of the drug in the abdominal cavity tissue is much higher than that in plasma, it can kill any intraperitoneal metastatic carcinoma without great systemic toxicity. For this reason, it is widely used on the intraperitoneal digestive tract, gynecological tumors and ascites.

    The indications of intraperitoneal chemohyperthermia mainly include treatment on peritoneal wide metastatic carcinoma (including gastric cancer, carcinoma of the large intestine, ovarian cancer, biliary cancer, pancreatic carcinoma, and peritoneal pseudo mucous gland cancer); prevention of postoperative peritoneal metastasis of gastric cancer, carcinoma of the large intestine, ovarian cancer, biliary cancer, pancreatic carcinoma, peritoneal pseudo mucous gland cancer; and treatment on malignant ascites. Its contraindications include; patients with intraperitoneal wide synechia, abdominal cavity with multiple tumors, complete intestinal obstruction, end-stage cachexia and severe cruor-promoting disorder.

    2.Intrapleural Chemohyperthermia
    As for the intrapleural chemohyperthermia, researchers adopt various methods and different apparatuses, but certain risks are present due to various physical limitations, such as vacuum sealing of the chest cavity, while the therapeutic result is invigorative and its efficiency on a malignant hydrothorax can be as high as 88% ~ 100%.

    Indications of intrapleural chemohyperthermia include: ① cancer hydrothorax accompanied by non-small cell lung cancer; ② diffused cancer focuses in the pleura; ③ breakage of tumor during therapy; ④ less residue of recurrent cancer after resection; ⑤ reoccurrence and metastasis after surgery. Its contraindications include: ① patients with poor constitutional condition (KPS score<60); ② patients with severe cardio-pulmonary dysfunction; ③ patients with tumor metastasis in the liver, brain, and bone; ④ patients with tuberculosis at tumor position; ⑤ fever, body temperature>38 ℃, or accompanied by active infection; ⑥leukocytes or blood platelets less than normal and patients with bleeding tendency.

    3.Bladder Chemohyperthermia
    Through modern hyperthermic technology, bladder chemohyperthermia aims to heat the perfusate continuously and maintain it for a certain period of time. The sensitization and synergistic effects of hyperthermic chemotherapy, which, with its definite anti-cancer properties and pharmacokinetics advantage, can effectively kill the free cancer cells in the bladder, eliminate smaller residual cancer foci, prevent and cure bladder cancer and its postoperative recurrence, and improve the clinical therapeutic effect on bladder cancer. It is a therapeutic method characterized by low cost, effectiveness, simple operation, less toxic and less side- effects, fewer complications, and repeatable treatments.

    Indications for bladder chemohyperthermia include the following: postoperative patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, bladder cancer in situ, mastoid tumors which are distributed widely and with ablation difficulty, palliative therapy of invasive bladder cancer which cannot tolerate surgery or multiple superficial bladder tumors which can not receive any surgery or unsuitable for surgery due to poor body condition, preoperative cooperative therapies on invasive bladder cancers, and prevention of high-risk patients from tumor evolution.

    Its contraindications include invasive tumors which have penetrated the bladder wall, urinary tract infections, and bladder inflammation.
  • Chelation Therapy

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    Chelation Therapy
    Studies have shown that the occurrence and development of cancer are closely related to the accumulation of all kinds of “toxins” in the body. The “toxins” not only include external harmful substance like the heavy metal, but also mutated cells, excessive free radicals and metabolic wastes. Choosing an effective way to eliminate these toxins is one of the significant treatment for cancer. The application of chelation therapy in cancer marks the progress of such therapy. Chelation therapy is a crucial part of Non-Toxic Integrative Cancer Treatment. It plays an important role in modern malignant tumor treatment.

    Chelation Therapy mainly applies Vitamin C, Vitamin B17 and chelating drugs for cancer treatment.

    Vitamin C is essential to the body and it is a common vitamin. Modern research has proven that Vitamin C can damage and kill cancer cell in a selective manner at pharmacologic concentration.

    Vitamin C does not harm normal cells and it is of vital importance in clinical application. This is the fundamental difference between Vitamin C and many chemotherapy drugs. Vitamin C can damage and kill malignant tumor cell selectively but has no negative effect on metabolism and organ function. Therefore, Vitamin C is available for several types of medium and advanced cancer patients. Vitamin C has strong potential in treating malignant tumor and its drug adaptability in patients is good. Vitamin C therapy has been used in treating malignant tumor for over 30 years and there is extensive foreign reports.

    Vitamin B17 plays an important role in Non-Toxic Integrative Cancer Treatment for its special function against malignant tumor. In the 1950s, Dr. Krebs found Vitamin B17 and first applied it in malignant cancer treatment. The anti-cancer theory of Vitamin B17 put forward by Dr. Krebs consists of two parts. First, cyanide hydride can damage and kill cancer cells. Secondly, cyanide hydride conducts non-toxic metabolism in the body. Several studies both domestic and foreign have proven that applying Vitamin B17 to advanced cancer patients can relieve symptoms, extend their life expectancy and alleviate side effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

    Chelation and detoxification therapy is a treatment that applies NaFeEDTA through intravenous drip. NaFeEDTA is not metabolized by the body but it works as chelating agent and reaches the tissue and organs through blood circulation. This chelating agent chelates the metal that accumulate in the tissue and organs, including calcium, iron, copper, lead, aluminum, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, nickel. Then a non-toxic, stable and soluble compound is formed. This compound is excreted from the body through the kidneys, eliminating the accumulated toxic heavy metal, to achieve the goal of chelation and detoxification. The mechanism of chelation and detoxification therapy includes four aspects which are; chelating heavy metal, remedying calcium overload, preventing the premature aging of cells and eliminating free radicals. Since the 1970s, the famous American scientist Cameron and Professor Pauling, who was honored with Nobel Prize twice have first applied chelation and detoxification therapy with a high dose of Vitamin C in integrative cancer treatment and achieved excellent curative effect.

    International Development
    The synergistic effect of Vitamin C and Vitamin K3
    In recent years, many medical scientists have studied that Vitamin C and Vitamin K3 have strong synergistic anti-cancer effects. Belgian medical scientists Taper and American oncologist Gilloteaux et al worked together to make a further study on this synergistic anti-cancer effect. It showed that the combination of Vitamin C and Vitamin K3 can boost the DNA enzymes in the cancer cells. The anti-cancer pharmacological properties of Vitamin K3 are related to its chemical structure naphthoquinone. Naphthoquinone produces hydrogen sulfide and amine in   intracellular metabolism. This has a direct cytotoxicity and destroys cancer cells. So far, there is no report about treating cancer patients with Vitamin K3 alone. However, there are several positive reports of clinical trial in regards to the combination of Vitamin C and Vitamin K3 in treating cancer patients.

    It has been proven that Ukrain can inhibit and dissolve 60 types of cancer cells (brain, ovary,colon, kidney cancer, small and non-small cell lung cancer, sarcoma, leukemia and lymphoma). Also, Ukrain can inhibit the cell cycle in pro-phase and meta-phase through single tubulin and induce apoptosis in pancreatic cancer cell (Jurkat, THP-1, MIA PaCa2, BxPC3 and AxPC1). Ukrain selectively induces apoptosis in cancer cells but has no effect on normal cells. In the past 20 years, Ukrain has been used as an adjuvant drug in cancer treatment and its anti-tumor mechanism remains uncertain. Besides enhancing immune function, Ukrain injection can inhibit the growth of cancer cells during gap 2 phase or mitotic period, and it can induce apoptosis in cancer cells. The mechanism of inducing apoptosis in cancer cells may be inducing mitochondrial membrane depolarization and boosting caspase. The inducing function of Ukrain comes from the extraction of alkaloids from the celandine. 
  • Medical Ozone Therapy

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    Medical Ozone Therapy
    Cancer is the major killer harming human health. Surgery can remove visible tumor lesion, but it cannot remove residual malignant cells in the human body. Radiotherapy can kill localized tumor cells, but it would damage the surrounding healthy tissues. Chemotherapy can destroy part of sensitive cancer cells, but its toxicity inhibits bone marrow and reduces the human bodies’ resistance to fight the disease.

    Medical ozone can destroy tumor cells directly, improve oxygen supply of tissue, increase immunity, strengthen curative effect of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, reduce side effects dramatically to improve the quality of the patient’s life, prolong patients' life, and even cure the tumor altogether. Furthermore, there are no side effects on the normal tissues of human body.

    Treatment of Medical Ozone in Cancer
    Patient's blood is drawn, then re-transfused after it is ozonized. This process generates ozone blood circulation. When proper concentration of ozonized blood reaches the tumor tissue, the growing tumor cells and tumor cells with metabolic disorder are destroyed and killed directly by ozone as tumor cells lack protective ability. While normal cells have an anti-oxidant function, they will not be destroyed by ozone. Ozone is also utilized to enhance vitality. This is beneficial for recovery and achieves the goal of non-toxic treatment for tumors.

    As the metabolism of cancer cells accelerates, the cancer cells conduct anaerobic metabolism (glucolysis), which makes the tumor site lacking in oxygen. After applying the ozone, oxygen content in tumor area increases to destroy the tumor. Meanwhile, ozone can activate immune cells and boost immune cells to produce interferon, interleukin and tumor necrosis factors. Medical ozone mobilizes anti-cancer functions of the human body contributing to treating cancer.

    Medical ozone therapy only targets at the diseased histocyte and does not harm normal tissue. There is no side effect and curative effect of medical ozone therapy which is remarkable, thus making medical ozone the best choice for cancer patients.

    Medical ozone treatment include extracorporeal blood oxygenation and ozonation (EBOO), ozonated saline injection, major autohemotherapy and rectal ozone insufflations, etc.

    Clinical observation found the quality of cancer patients’ life significantly improves after taking the medical ozone treatment. Additionally, their physical strength increases, appetite and sleep quality significantly improve. Their confidence in defeating tumor strengthens with prolonging their survival. Therefore, more and more patients are willing to choose and take medical ozone treatment to treat cancer.

    Medical ozone can treat various malignant tumors, such as; lung cancer, liver cancer, esophageal cancer, colorectal cancer, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, lymphoma, bone cancer, skin cancer, brain tumors, and etc…

    Notes: The patients who suffer from acute myocardial infarction and hyperthyroidism should be cautious to apply medical ozone for the whole body treatment.
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine

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    Traditional Chinese Medicine
    Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) views the human being as a whole and cancer is the local representation of systematic disease with syndromes of intermingled deficiency and excess. Treatment should focus on two-way regulation, systemic regulation, self-adjustment, and functional improvement, especially on strengthening patient’s ability to fight diseases. Traditional Chinese medicine not only has anti-cancer effect, but also has attenuation of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. It can relieve the symptoms, improve immunity and the quality of life. This is how traditional Chinese medicine strengthens body resistance. Additionally, external application and treatment of Chinese medicine, herbal fumigation and folk medicines have their features and effects.

    Eliminating pathogen is another way for traditional Chinese medicine to treat cancer. The deficiency of vital Qi, dysfunction of organs and stasis of Qi, blood and phlegm are the causes of cancer. According to the theory of “determining the treatment based on differentiation of symptoms and signs” of TCM, and the principle of “Treating the same disease with different methods, different diseases with the same method”, the methods of promoting blood circulation for removing blood stasis, heat-clearing and removing toxins, strengthening the body resistance to eliminate pathogenic factors, and treat the malignant with poisonous agents, etc. are selected to obtain the target of treating both manifestation and root cause of disease and elimination of cancer.

    In recent years, as people’s health conception and worldwide medical models change, medical professions in Hong Kong, Europe and America have studied and developed Chinese medicine practices.

    Clinical Application
    1.Oral Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Cancer
    Oral administration of traditional Chinese decoction is the adoption of traditional Chinese medicine in treating cancer. The TCM syndromes of tumors in a special development stage have their own characteristics. These syndromes reflect not only the status and degree of the body’s internal Yin, Yang, Qi and blood disorders, but also the nature, location and extent of the environmental disorder in the body. The TCM syndrome type of cancer patients usually reflects accurate diagnosis and guides the rational choice of drugs. It can provide more comprehensive and accurate basis for the development of tumor treatment options. Malignant tumor is a complex disease; it is a local performance of a systemic disease. In addition to the modern medical diagnosis like anatomic site, histological type, cytology along with others, all kinds of clinical syndromes at different stages of disease need to be considered, such as the various deficiency, Qi stagnation, blood stasis, tanning, and toxic heat. During, or before and after the applications of abrasive therapies like surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, and depending on different performances of clinical syndromes, syndrome differentiation treatments are taken. Local and systematic treatments are combined and targeted. The therapy is comprehensive and the effect is significantly improved.

    2.TCM Injection for Cancer Therapy
    The clinical effect of TCM injection on malignant tumors has been preliminarily confirmed. The anti-tumor TCM injection acting on the human body is characterized by multiple directions and multiple targets, in line with the mechanism of multiple factors and multiple links of pathogenesis. Although the direct depression effect of TCM injection is weak compared with chemically-synthesized drugs, its application range is progressively wider due to its advantages such as less toxic and side effect, uneasy generation of drug resistance and obvious comprehensive anti-tumor effect. The research on its effect mechanism will provide a theoretical basis for clinical therapies so as to direct clinical applications. In recent years, researches on the anti-cancer mechanism of TCM injection mainly include: cytotoxic effect on tumor cells, depression of new blood vessel formation, anti-metastasis effect, synergic action and toxic reduction of radiotherapy and chemotherapy, reversion of multiple drug resistance (MDR), induction of cell differentiation and immune adjustment.

    3.External Application of TCM for Cancer Therapy
    External therapy of TCM is characterized by obvious effects, no invasion, cheapness, easy acceptance, easy popularization, and no addiction; therefore it is of increasing interests to patients. At present, a variety of clinical methods are used comprehensively for root diseases, and they can not only “eliminate pathogenic factors” but also “strengthen the vital Qi”, highlighting the characteristics of TCM therapy. When a malignant tumor enters the advanced stage, it is difficult for the patient to take oral medications because of poor gastrointestinal function, which can affect the drug absorption and the effect of the drugs. At this point in time, the external therapy of TCM has its unique advantages.

    The applications of external therapy of TCM during tumor therapy are mainly summarized as follows:
    1) Anti-cancer and acesodyne
    2) Inducing diuresis for removing edema, used for tumor complications such as pleural effusion and ascitic fluid
    3) Softening and resolving hard mass for dispelling tumors.

    Routes of Administration
    a.Transdermal drug delivery: The drugs are assisted by skin penetrant to penetrate into the epidermis which enters the capillaries, and then enter the blood and tissues through the capillaries; afterwards, they gather in the tumor location with rich blood vessels and exert their effects.

    b.Umbilical compress therapy: It has the same advantages as those of the transdermal drug delivery above, and the umbilicus has high absorption and utilization rate of drugs. It has its own uniqueness for therapy on some diseases. Therefore, umbilical compress therapy can be used to relieve the pains caused by tumor infiltration and oppression on liver and part of intercostal nerves, upper and middle abdominal organs, and visceral peritoneum and viscera layers.

    c.Acupoint injection: As for the acupoint drug administration, it brings about both quick drug effect and doubling of drug effect. Experiments show that meridian acupoint administration can amplify and enhance the effect of drugs.

    d.Mucosal administration: The administration is made mainly through mouth, eyes, nasal mucosa, vagina, and rectal mucosa. As for the mucosal administration, its absorption rate is better than skin; with relatively stable drug effect and particularly high concentration of drugs in the administration sites, the drug effect is increased. However, we need to pay attention to the irritation and damage of the drugs on the skin and mucous membranes, to avoid the increase of sufferings of the patients.

    e.Gargling or fumigation and washing therapy: Drugs are boiled into decoction which is gargled in mouth and disgorged without swallowing. It is mainly used for patients with oropharyngeal cancers, oral mucous membrane response caused by radiotherapy or chemotherapy, oral cancer, and nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Considering its special anatomical location, sipping application, mouthwash, blowing the nose and medical gas fumigation can be applied from time to time to increase the concentration of drugs on the focus site. These materials, such as mints, fortune eupatorium herb, and raw licorice, are commonly used.

    Fumigation and washing: Fumigation and washing therapy means that drugs are boiled into hot decoction, which are then used to fumigate and wash the skin or affected places. For the patients with brachioneus caused by radical treatment of breast cancer, and lower leg swelling caused by the lower limb inguinal region lymph node metastasis, the fumigation and washing as well as dipping of the affected legs for detumescence can be conducted by decoction with rhizome of Sichuan lovage, frankincense, myrrh, plantain seed, and Indian bread. This is to relieve the suffering of the patients.

    f.Enema: Enema is a method that drugs are made into liquid and injected into diseased regions through enema syringe which is inserted into the affected parts. For patients with colorectal cancer, apply enema with decoction of dandelion, coptis root, sargentgloryvine stem, prepared rhubarb, gleditsia sinensis, and pleione rhizome, allowing the drugs to reach the affected areas and act on the focuses directly through mucous membranes, which can attack evil toxicities, fight against cancers and relieve pains, thus improving the life quality of patients.

    g.Foot bath: Cancer patients with high blood pressure, or head sweating or asthma can take foot bath with decoction of anemarrhena rhizome, cassia bark, peach kernel, and rhizome of Sichuan lovage cyathula officinalis, to disperse internal heat and induce Qi for recovery.

    h.Esophageal paste: When patients have any difficulty with swallowing, they can triturate notoginseng, sal ammoniac, root of subprostrate sophora, arnebia root and etc…Which are combined with lotus root starch for swallowing; this can be helpful in improving the esophageal obstruction symptom.

    i.External application of plaster: Longhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of TCM, the third factory of Shanghai TCM Pharmaceutical Factory, has developed the toad venom paste to treat malignant tumors. This prescription is a TCM adhesive plaster composed of 18 drugs, such as venom paste, aconite root, pricklyash root, lilac flower, cassia bark, asarum, Paris polyphylla, and safflower. This plaster can be used for various cancer pains, with sound therapeutic effects.
  • Acupuncture

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    Acupuncture plays an important role in Non-Toxic Integrative Cancer Treatment. It has been a common method in cancer prevention. Traditional Chinese medicine holds that “the deficiency of vital Qi” is the cause of cancer occurrence and development, and treating diseases should focus on its root cause. Therefore, cancer treatment and prevention must attach great importance to strengthening the body resistance. Moreover, cancer treatment and prevention should strengthen the vital Qi and improve body immunity. Acupuncture has various features including safety, effectiveness, no side effects, economical, convenience and high acceptability among patients. Besides, acupuncture can regulate meridians, Qi and blood, organs, yin and yang, strengthen body resistance and eliminate pathogen. Acupuncture has the characteristic of integrity and bidirectionality, which can effectively regulate cancer patient’s disorder of organs function.

    The advantages of acupuncture in cancer treatment and prevention are as follows. Firstly, strengthen body resistance and eliminate the pathogen, and strengthen the immune system. Secondly, it clears the meridians, smooth the movement of Qi and blood and relieve the cancer pains. Thirdly, strengthen the organ function and regulate the balance of yin and yang. Acupuncture can not only activate patient’s weak immune surveillance, but also suppress the overactive immune response. Acupuncture provides bidirectional regulation for immune dysfunction, which makes the conversion of immune cell like T lymphocyte and lymphocyte raise, and improve the activity of Natural killer cells (NK cells), lymphokine-activated killer cell (LAK cell) and macrophage. This works effectively in killing and damaging cancer cells and causing apoptosis of the cancer cells.

    Acupuncture improves immunity and anti-cancer effect as shown in the aspects below. In the precancerous stage, acupuncture can prevent malignant tumor from occurring while during the development process of tumor, it can control tumor growth, improve symptoms, alleviate side effect and toxic effect of radiotherapy and chemotherapy, relieve cancer pain, improve quality of life and extend patients’ life. What’s more, acupuncture can be applied during the entire process of cancer treatment. The integration of pulse acupuncture, Dong’s unique extra-ordinary point, dry needling, midnight-noon ebb-flow method (milli-needle therapy, scalp acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, abdominal acupuncture, fire-needle acupuncture, wrist-ankle acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping therapy, needle-embedding therapy, acupoint injection therapy, acupoint application therapy) can strengthen vital Qi, benefit Qi and blood, restore to the condition that “The vital Qi exists in your body, so the disease won’t disturb you” and give full play to the potency “strengthen body resistance and eliminate the pathogen” of acupuncture.

    Acupuncture and Moxibustion Department in Clifford Hospital develops individualized treatment for different patients according to the stages of cancer.

    Precancerous Stage: Integrating acupuncture with traditional Chinese medicine can restore some dysplastic cells to normal cells, which effectively prevent benign and chronic diseases from getting worse. Precancerous stage is an important period of cancer prevention. Therefore, great importance should be attached to regulating Qi and blood and consolidating the origin by means of acupuncture, and boost the self-repair ability through benefiting Qi and tonifying spleen, liver and kidney, which results in preventing normal cells from converting to cancer cells and eliminating the potential malignant tumor from the beginning.   

    Early Stage: In the early stage, cancer treatment should focus on the integration of strengthening the body resistance and eliminating the pathogen, and place great emphasis on acupuncture in clearing meridians and balancing the yin and yang. Acupuncture can be applied before radical surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy and throughout cancer treatment process. It can strengthen the organ function, boost the body resistance, restore internal balance and help cancer patients get holistic healing. The available acupoints in acupuncture are mingmen, shenyu, guanyuan and qihai, etc. Also, Acupuncture can minimize the side effect of radiotherapy and chemotherapy, which is beneficial to the patient’s recovery later.

    Medium and Advanced Stage: Tumor grows rapidly in the medium and advanced stage and patients suffer from deficiency of vital Qi and excessive pathogen at this stage. Acupuncture should focus on strengthening body resistance so as to restore vital Qi, fight for the pathogen, live with tumor, relieve cancer pain and improve quality of life. It’s of vital importance for advanced cancer patients to effectively control cancer pain and improve quality of life. Mild pain can be relieved by acupuncture, which avoids the damage to stomach and liver and kidney function from western medicine. Severe pain can be treated with acupuncture and analgesic, which can better relieve cancer pains, reduce the side effect of western medicine and drug addiction, and has better analgesic effect than three-step analgesic ladder strategy.  
  • Nutritional Therapy

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    Nutritional Therapy
    Clinical Nutrition
    Nutritional therapy is an important part of cancer treatment. The cause of cancer remains uncertain. The domestic and international scholars consider the occurrence of cancer is the combined effect of several factors and it is the neoplasm that developed by abnormal cell proliferation in response to internal and external carcinogenic factors. The impact factors include heredity, nutrition, psychology and environment, etc. The dietary factor plays a vital role among all these factors. According to the U.S. National Cancer Institute and the World Cancer Institute, well-balanced nourishment can considerably reduce their risk of developing cancer by 30 to 40%. The development stage of cancer can be divided into initiation stage, promotion stage and the malignant progression stage. As tumors in the first two stages classify as relatively benign, the lesion can be reversed with sufficient and well-balanced nourishment. Some nutrients have excellent therapeutic value because they can even act as antioxidant, inhibit tumor angiogenesis and boost immunity. Among the 1.8 million annual new cancer cases in China, more than 80% suffer from weight loss and malnutrition and the prevalence of malnutrition among medium and advanced cancer patients is even higher. Both the clinical workers and researchers reach a consensus that malnutrition will reduce patient’s quality of life and affect the treatment on the primary disease and its prognosis.

    Clinical nutrition focuses on nutrition risk screening and nutritional evaluation in cancer patients. It also consists of nutrition consultation, nutrition education, enteral and parenteral nutritional therapy, nutrition product admixture service and design of diet. Nutrition Department provides different types of enteral nutrition preparations for patients, including elemental type, non-elemental type and module type. We also make individualized nutrition program for cancer patients’, which is based on their result of nutritional evaluation. 

    Combining clinical nutrition with herbal cuisine can provide more comprehensive nutritional support for cancer patients and improve their quality of life.

    Herbal Cuisine
    Traditional Chinese Medicine maintains that both foods and medicines are of equal importance as both are of the same source, possess the same theory of use, and have similar pharmacodynamics. The combination of herbal nourishment and food nourishment can improve the nutrition function as well as the spleen and stomach function of cancer patients. This can also strengthen body resistance, detoxify and eliminate pathogen. Herbal cuisine should change according to the type of cancer, treatment, physical condition and season. The application of herbal cuisine should be guided by professional dietitians. It will cause the opposite effect because of incorrect application. As for Western Medicine, nutritional therapy like nutritional supplement therapy, enteral and parenteral nutritional support, body-alkalinization therapy and drinking water treatment, etc.

    Common Prescription Diets for Cancer Patient
    Gastric Cancer
    Dried Longan and Peanut Porridge with Donkey-Hide Gelatin
    Indication: gastric cancer patient of stomach yin deficiency. This porridge can benefit yin, nourish the stomach, strengthen the spleen and replenish the blood.

    Citrus Porridge
    Indication: Gastric cancer patient with vomit due to circulation of vital Qi in the wrong direction. This porridge can strengthen spleen, smoothen the flow of Qi, calm the adverse-rising Qi and stop vomit.

    Astragalus and Hericium Erinaceus Soup
    Indication: Gastric cancer of deficiency in Qi and blood. This soup can replenish the Qi and nourish the blood.

    Liver Cancer
    Chicken Stock and Coix Seed Porridge
    Indication: Liver cancer of spleen and stomach deficiency; patients with swelling in limbs, abdominal distension and poor appetite. This porridge can strengthen middle-jiao, benefit the Qi and induce the diuresis to alleviate edema.

    Silkie Stew with Pseudo Ginseng and American Ginseng
    Indication: liver cancer of Qi deficiency and blood stasis.

    Hawthorn and Soft-shelled Turtle Soup
    Indication: Liver cancer of Qi deficiency and stagnation. This soup is good at strengthening inborn Qi, promoting blood circulation, relieving pain, phlegm turbidity and blood stasis syndromes.

    Lung Cancer
    Honeysuckle and Pear Drink
    Indication: Lung cancer of phlegm-heat syndrome; patients that cough a lot and their phlegm are yellow and sticky. This drink is good at heat-clearing and detoxifying. It also nourishes the lung and reduces phlegm.

    Loquat and White Fungus Stew
    Indication: Lung cancer patient with yin deficiency and internal heat after taking radiotherapy and chemotherapy. This stew is good for nourishing the yin and lung, clearing heat and replenishing the Qi.

    Lotus Seed, Lily and Pork Soup
    Indication: Lung cancer of the Qi and yin deficiency. This soup can serve as an adjuvant therapy for radiotherapy and chemotherapy. It is beneficial for benefiting Qi, strengthening spleen, nourishing the lung and yin, clearing heat and relieving cough.

    Breast Cancer
    Honeysuckle and Astragalus Soup
    Indication: Heat-toxin accumulation syndrome; this soup can serves as adjuvant factor for breast pain and fester. It is beneficial for heat-clearing and detoxifying, while strengthening the bodies resistance.

    Leonurus and Flos Lonicerae Drink
    Indication: Qi stagnation and blood stasis syndrome. This drink can promote blood and Qi circulation, remove blood stasis and relieve phlegm turbidity and blood stasis syndromes.

    Astragalus, Wolfberry and Squab Stew
    Indication: Breast cancer of Qi and blood deficiency, liver and kidney deficiency syndromes. This stew can nourish the liver and the kidneys, replenish Qi and nourish the blood.

    Colon Cancer
    Pork Tripe and Water Chestnut Soup
    Indication: Intestinal cancer of the spleen and stomach deficiency. This soup helps in strengthening the spleen, benefits the Qi, clear heat and detoxify.

    Serissa Serissoides and Brown Sugar Drink
    Indication: Intestinal cancer patients with symptoms of loose bowels and bloody mucus in stool. This drink can cleanse intestines, resolve dampness, detoxify and fight cancer.
  • Systemic Biofeedback Therapy

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    Systemic Biofeedback Therapy
    Systemic biofeedback therapy falls into the category of energy medicine and it can relieve or eliminate all kinds of pain, restore the dynamic body balance and keep your body healthy. Systemic biofeedback therapy is a painless, non-invasive treatment with no side effects and it has been successfully applied around the world for 20 years.

    The biofeedback system in Clifford Hospital is imported from Germany. This therapy is equipped with the most advanced digital technology and the manufacturing techniques of cutting-edge German medical devices, and it manifests the essence of worldwide bioresonance development. It is approved to meet the international safety standards and accredited by many authorities:
    American Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    The Certification Europe (CE)
    The Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA)
    The only platinum cooperative partner of World Society of Anti-Aging Medicine and  cooperative partner of all regional societies
    International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

    Core Function: Through stimulating extra-cellular matrix, systemic biofeedback therapy strengthens and improves the self-regulation and self-repair ability of the body. As a result, metabolism will reach its dynamic balance.

    Principle: Based on the electromagnetic induction principle, concentrated pulse electromagnetic field was produced. After this pulse electromagnetic field penetrating targeted area in depth and acting on the extra-cellular matrix directly, electromagnetic field and electric current of cellular level are developed in the body and they move between cells to adjust energy balance, eliminate the block of the body, and prevent diseases. This therapy is non-invasive, painless and has no side effects, but it can boost the self-repair function of the cell and immunity.

    Theoretical Basis
    The relation between electromagnetic system and disease: The study of modern physics and biophysics finds that biochemical processes in human is controlled by an information system with the feature of electromagnetic oscillation. Electromagnetic oscillation is not only the necessity for sustaining life, but also closely related to the occurrence of diseases, even being a cause of disease.

    This power of electromagnetic oscillation not only controls the biological system, but even causes some electromagnetic resonance phenomena. To achieve harmony of electromagnetic oscillation in the body it depends on the ability of resonance of cells, tissues, organs or the whole body.

    When this harmony is impaired or totally lost, the electromagnetic information transfer will become incoherent and improper. This is when the deviations from the normal physiological processes to the pathological one occurs. The pathological electromagnetic wave indicates that there is something wrong with certain organs, tissue or parts in body. If not being remedied in time, the electromagnetic system will turn to be in a pathological model, thus causing diseases.

    The key to prolonging the life of the cell is increasing cell membrane potential. The systemic biofeedback therapy can help the body gain more energy, reduce the death of cells and strengthen the bodies overall resistance.

    Effect and Function
    1.Relieve and eliminate all kinds of pain.

    2.Regulate the cellular metabolism and promote wound healing and tissue regeneration as well as the functional reconstruction of damaged tissues and cells.

    3.Repair damage in the nervous system, endocrine system and immune system, and rebuilding a healthy physiological pattern.

    4.Encourage the brain wave to switch to the alpha frequency and theta frequency, which can reduce tensions and anxieties, improve the quality of sleep and especially the sleep quality for the elderly. 
    5.Maintain metabolism and balance of the circulatory system and regulate blood pressure

    6.Anti-aging: Regulate the secretion of the DHEA and Cortisol, increase the secretion of the anti-aging hormone and regulate the immune system; increase the endorphins secretion which in turn can improve the patient’s mental state; relieve the anorexia and dyspepsia caused by the mental factor.

    7.Reduce infection rate, strengthen the self-healing abilities of tissues and reduce antibiotic use.

    8.Eliminate the internal toxin, especially the heavy metal; improve the body’s ability to detoxify.

    9.Unique antioxidant function

    1.Health maintenance for people in sub-health condition includes; promoting health, anti-aging, relieving mental stress, strengthening the body resistance and boosting energy.

    2.Relieve and eliminate all kinds of pain: soft tissue injury, acute or chronic joint injury,  degenerative changes, spinal discogenic pain, neuropathic pain, vascular pain, postoperative pain, endometriosis and cancer pain, etc.

    3.Cancer and cancer pain

    4.Wound, fracture, postoperative rehabilitation and osteoporosis and etc…

    5.Respiratory and circulatory system: bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and arteriosclerosis and etc...

    6.Digestive and endocrine system: stomachache, abdominal distension, constipation, hepatobiliary diseases, iron deficiency anemia, diabetes, metabolic disorder, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis and etc...

    7.Mental and neurological disorders: insomnia, neurasthenia, psychological trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), symptoms of depression and anxiety, vertigo, sequela of apoplexy, Alzheimer's disease, autism, developmental delay and hyperactivity and etc...

    8.Complicated diseases: myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, neural paralysis, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, disturbance in the internal environment and metabolic imbalance and etc...

    9.Related skin diseases: skin allergy, solar dermatitis and other dermatitis, acne and chloasma and etc...

    10.E.N.T. diseases: eye diseases, rhinitis, pharyngitis, toothache, arthritis of the temporomandibular joint and tinnitus and etc...

    Pregnant women should avoid this therapy.

    Typical Cases
    Ms. Fan, who was 68 year-old, suffered from insomnia for 16 years. She found it difficult to fall asleep and she dreams a lot during her sleep. When she woke up at night, it would be hard for her to fall asleep again. Ms. Fan has sought medical care in several hospitals but no effective treatment was to be found. She has dull skin in depressive mood before taking the systemic biofeedback therapy. As a result, she slept better after taking the therapy 3 times while she got normal sleep, rosy colored face and enjoyed full energy and good mood after use of 15 times.

    Mr. Wang, a 78 year-old patient, had prostate cancer for 9 years and multiple bone metastasis for 2 years. He felt severe pain in the lumbosacral portion but the effect of drug treatment was poor, thus he didn’t sleep well. After taking the systemic biofeedback therapy twice, he felt the pain alleviated. Then after taking the therapy 8 times, the pain disappeared entirely and Mr. Wang would have a better rest with a significant improvement in his quality of life.

    56 year old Ms. Yi suffered from bilateral knee pain, which was diagnosed as osteoarthritis for 13 years. When going down the stairs, the pain got worse. This symptom could be relieved by medical drugs but Ms. Yi was concerned with the side effects. She did not take medicine regularly. Instead, she tried various physical therapies and achieved no remarkable effect. After taking the systemic biofeedback therapy 3 times, her pain was significantly alleviated. Then after 12 times, she could walk smoothly with very little pain.

    88 year old Mr. Li had poor sleep quality. Besides, he showed sign of Alzheimer's disease for about 1 year. He often forgot his family, showed indifference to social activities and got confused about the past with the decline of cognitive ability. After taking the systemic biofeedback therapy 20 times, Li’s memory and cognitive ability improved and has normal sleep. 
  • Psychotherapy

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    The occurrence and development of cancer are associated with social-psychological factors. Different mental state may lead to different results including what causes cancer, treating cancer and preventing cancer. Studies indicate that the nervous system can govern the immune organs through neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and 5-hydroxytryptamine. Positive psychological states can help strengthen this dominance so that anti-bodies will increase. People in poor mental state can reduce the T lymphocyte in the blood and inhibit the function of B lymphocyte and macrophage thus resulting in weakening of the immunity. Paying attention to mental health not only prevents cancer effectively, but also is good for overcoming cancer.

    Pavlov said, “persistent depression and anxiety potentially lead to physical problem. If one’s mental problem cannot be solved, cancer will probably occur and develop”. Emotional changes, such as depression, social isolation, jealousy, anxiety, worry, impatience, irritability, internalizing anger, unresolved grief, negativity and chronic stress can cause and develop cancer.

    Common Psychological Problems in Cancer Patients
    The types of psychological reaction in cancer patients are related to personality, psychological traits, disease severity and knowledge about cancer. The psychological reactions in cancer patients can be divided into six stages of adjustment: shock, confusion, fear, disbelief and denial, depression and finally acceptance.

    1.Experience Period: When patients learn about their laboratory report and know he is diagnosed with cancer, he is shocked and felt his whole world is shattered. He is in disbelief and felt doomed. He becomes numb and possibly faint, which is referred to as “diagnostic shock”. This shock lasts for a short time, probably a few hours or a few days.

    2.Confusion Period: In this period, patients will be in disbelief and may deny the diagnosis. They may even seek second opinions in other hospitals or pretend as the family member of patient to consult with other doctors. There is no trust relationship between patient and doctor at this time. On one hand, patients hope to get a definitive diagnosis. On the other hand, they hoped the diagnosis is inaccurate or incorrect. This negative attitude can be evaluated as negative psychological state. Refusal to accept the truth is a psychological reaction for trauma or stringent state. It is a defense mechanism to lower the degree of fear, relieve emotional pain and allow patient time to adapt.

    3.Fear Period: Patients is frightened as they face the reality of the diagnosis. This feeling stems from fear of disease, pain, death, body defect and leaving family and friends. Patients feel scared, become emotional, have provocative and impulsive action, and a series of physiological changes, such as tremors, palpitation, elevation of blood pressure, paleness, sweating and etc…

    4.Fantasy Period: At this stage, patients have endured painful experience since they had the disease. They can face this reality of discomfort but their illusion and denial remains, for example, they hope for a miracle and hope for a new drug that can eradicate their disease. This illusion may not have negative effect on patients. On the contrary, it can help the patients to fight the disease, boost confidence and coping capacity and relieve their fear and anxieties.

    5.Depression Period: When all kinds of treatments cannot achieve good results; patients’ condition worsen and serious complications starts to appear, patients will be in despair and lose confidence in the treatment. They would not listen to support from medical staff, their families and friends, and they will even have suicidal thoughts. Patients present with irritability, tension, non-compliance and uncooperative to prescription instructions.

    6.Acceptance : In this phase, they have accepted the reality and admitted themselves as patients. They are in a stable mood and comply to treatments. They no longer fear death. When patients’ diseases are in the advanced stage, they are passive towards treatment of the disease. They no longer consider their responsibility for family and society; instead, they focus on the symptoms with despair and helplessness.

    Psychotherapy for Cancer Patient
    Education on Mental Health
    We provide information about the laboratory test, diagnosis, therapy and its side effects, prognosis and the cost for patients. Moreover, we help patients understand the negative emotional reaction caused by disease and introduce different ways to cope, provide information about social support on the impact of cancer. We also help to clarify any patients’ misunderstanding and give them hope and support so as to relieve their difficulty adjusting to living with cancer and its treatment.

    Cognitive Remediation
    Cognition refers to people’s understanding and view, such as awareness of environment, opinion on some events, themselves and others, etc. Individual cognition is affected by emotion, will, motivation and behavior while it also affects individual emotion and behavior. In living daily life, people feel, understand, evaluate and predict the surroundings according to their individual cognition which guide their responses cognitive style and they make relatively fixed responses. That is to say, if there is problem and distortion in the individual’s cognition, the person will experience adjustment difficulty and negative thoughts which will exacerbate the psychosomatic disorder. something wrong and distorted in the cognitive style, people may have maladaptation and a bad mood, and make the psychosomatic disorder worsen. Therefore, cognitive therapy should focus on the following aspects: help patients change the unhealthy unsound cognition; adjust their distorted way of thinking, imagination and attitude; extricate them from negative attitudes; allow them to accept new and correct ideas so as to eliminate maladjustment and negative emotional reaction. Applying the cognitive therapy to patients when they are unstable because of accidents will be much more effective. Pressure will transform into strength to fighting the disease when people face cancer straight on. 

    Diseases easily strike people’s mind. As the cancer and symptoms resulting from treatment have serious impact on cancer patients’ body image, social function, mental function and quality of life, some patients lose confidence in life. Their pressure mainly stem from the worry about loss of health, loss of confidence in recovery. The negative psycho-reactions are mainly related to patients’ partial understanding about cancer. They believe cancer is equal to death, a cognitive distortion. Therefore, cognitive remediation is of great necessity. We should inform patients:
    ① Cancer is not equal to death.
    ② Cancer is a difficult to cure disease but it is not an incurable disease.
    ③ There is a process in cancer development and cancer treatment aims to inhibit or slow cancer growth.
    ④ As science is developing, there will be increasingly more available treatment.
    ⑤ Miracle happens when you believe.

    Therapeutic Psychological Intervention
    Conduct psychopharmacologic therapy. Use the anti-anxiety drugs, anti-depressant, anti-psychotic drugs and anesthetic to relieve adjustment disorder stimulated by cancer diagnosis and treatment, major anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, delirium, schizophrenia, pain, nausea, vomit and insomnia and etc...

    Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention. We help patients to establish positive cognitive approach and teach them some behavior training program, aiming to help them to change maladjusted cognition and maladjusted behaviors during cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

    Supportive-Expressive Intervention. We provide places like the health club of cancer patient for patient to share and discuss their problems of their disease that they care and express their feeling, such as fear, sadness, anger and so on.
  • Medical Qigong

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    Medical Qigong
    Medical Qigong is non-medicated health-building therapy through the physiological and psychological processes of exercises such as regulating body, breathing and mental activities, relaxing limbs, adjusting respiration, and stabilizing spirit consciousness, so as to regulate the balance of Yin and Yang in viscera. The effect of Qigong breathing exercise therapy is to enhance and replenish the original Qi of the human body, improve the quality of the body, self regulate and self control the life process by the guiding effect of consciousness, so as to coordinate the body to adapt to the environment, keep the stability of inner and outer environment, exert the inherent potential of the human body, and realize the effects of prevention and cure of diseases, while nourishing the body and prolonging life.

    Qigong breathing exercise therapy has a therapeutic effect of strengthening vital Qi to eliminate pathogenic factors. First, Qigong breathing exercise therapy focuses on "regulation of mental activities" to reach the superior skill of “conversion of Qi into vitality” and “conversion of vitality into the original Qi” by regulating mental activities to achieve calmness, because the “Heart”(mental activities) in the “Office of Monarch” exerts the main domination effect on five organs so that the five organs are coordinated, and the regulation of mental activities removes the adverse effects of emotional factors so as to reach a therapeutic effect of “relieving Qi stagnancy in the liver”. Second, the long-term regulation of mental activities can lead Qi consciously, to reach the “Qi running after consciousness”, then the “Qi leading the blood flow” become available. Moreover, the smoothness of Qi and blood can mobilize the vital Qi of the human body, completely remove pathogenetic toxic Qi, and drive the meridian Qi in order to remove pathogenetic factors such as phlegm, dampness, blood stasis, stagnation; and mobilize the essential substances to nourish and moisten the damaged visceral tissues.

    Qigong exercise emphasizes the “absorption of body fluid and conservation of essence Qi” to ensure the storage of essence Qi in the human body. Qigong exercise can play the role of heart governing mental activities and make the mental power brighter, in order to reach the best regulation and control of life movement and process, realize the “increasing vigorousness of vital Qi and gradual breakdown of pathogenic factors”, and then achieve the purpose of the therapy on the tumors.
  • Cryoablation Therapy

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    Cryoablation Therapy
    The cryocare TM targeted cryoablation therapy is also called argon-helium knife. It employs the space rocket guidance technology and the oncology theory of modern ultra-low temperature cryotherapy. The refrigerant (argon) can freeze the lesion to -140℃ while the thermal medium (helium) can heat it up to 45℃. This process takes no more than 50s and the combination of argon and helium destroys and kills cancer cells. Because of the destruction of cancer cell, the antigen of cancer cell enters into the blood and boosts the immune system to generate the cellular and humoral immune response, thus improving the immunity. 

    As the argon-helium ultra-cold knife is a minimally invasive treatment and it can  completely eradicate the tumors, it can be applied to the patients including post-surgery recurrent patients, elder people, people in weak condition, people unwilling to undergo surgery, patient with metastasis, cancer patient with aortic surrounding tissues that cannot be removed through surgery, patients with poor therapeutic effect of radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other therapies or patient no longer sensitive to those therapies, patients that suffer from treatment failure. The cryoablation therapy can minimize the tumor burden, quickly relieve pain, greatly improve the therapeutic effect of immune therapy, traditional Chinese medicine, radiotherapy and follow-up care, reduce side effect, effectively extend life span and improve the quality of life.
  • Body-Alkalinization Therapy

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    Body-Alkalinization Therapy
    According to the famous nutritionist Dr. Ragnar Berg, we should be eating about 80 percent alkaline forming foods and 20 percent acid forming foods at each meal to keep healthy. A Japanese study shows that most cancer patients have acid constitutions; German biochemists Dr. Otto Warburg hypothesized that hypoxic environment made the normal cell cancerate and the acidification of body fluids is closely associated with hypoxia.

    In the process of normal metabolism, the human body generates acid and alkaline substances continuously and ingests them from foods, so the pH level changes constantly. However, due to certain acid-base balance ability, the human body can keep a relative balance between acid and alkali under normal conditions, which is named acid-base balance. In this condition, the resistance of immune cells is the strongest, and the immunological function of the body is the best. When the constitution turns acidic, the activity of immune cells can be reduced greatly and the immunological function will be weakened accordingly, under which the activity of some viruses and bacteria are the strongest, the resistance of immune cells is reduced and body metabolism can slow down, hence the wastes can not be easily discharged and the visceral load increases. Therefore, some medical experts propose that the acidification of the body is likely to be one of the causes for inducing the occurrence of tumors. Studies indicate that the alkalescent and stable internal environment allows full play to the immune function. Through strengthening the body immune function, people’s ability to defeat pathogen and inhibit the proliferation of cancer cells can be improved. As the body-alkalinization therapy can positively regulate the immune system, it is applied for preventing tumors, improving health, etc.

    The body-alkalinization therapy mainly includes dietary therapy and drug therapy.

    Diet Therapy for Alkaline Constitution
    The differentiation between acidity and alkalinity in a food cannot depend on the intuitive reaction or subjective sensation of the food in the mouth. Generally speaking, any food containing more inorganic ingredients such as sulfur, iodine, phosphorics, can be recognized as an acidic food, while it is an alkaline food if it contains more ingredients such as sodium, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron and copper. Because such foods after ingestion and absorption in the human body can generate influences on the acid-base level of the blood, they are associated with the health of the human body.

    In order to maintain the acid-base balance in the body, it’s appropriate to consume more vegetables and fruits vegetal foods in the daily diet, with an applicable proportion of meat and vegetables as 1:4 or 3:7. Additionally, bad habits must be avoided, such as overstrain of cerebration, eye strain, staying up late and alcoholic intemperance. All of these behavior can consume a large quantity of amino acids and fats in the body within a short time, increase the acidic substances in the metabolites and affect the pH value of the body.

    Sodium Bicarbonate Therapy
    In 2000, Moss in Arizona of America first applied the bicarbonate therapy clinically to cancer patients with good therapeutic effects. Since 2003, Simonsini in Italy has started to research and clinically apply the bicarbonate therapy to medium and advanced cancer patients. Drug application approaches include oral application, venous injection and intervention. Since 2004, Sirkus has widely applied the bicarbonate therapy to cancers and found that the oral application is better. Integrating patients’ conditions, approaches such as oral application, venous and local injection, intervention, and celiac infusion, have been applied to systemize and standardize the bicarbonate therapy.
  • Gamma Knife Surgery

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    Gamma Knife Surgery
    Gamma Knife is also known as stereotactic gamma-ray radiation therapy. It employs modern computer techniques, stereotactic technique and surgical technique. Gamma Knife is not a normal scalpel. It uses beams of geometrically-focused gamma rays to focus on the target through precise stereotactic position and a certain dose of gamma rays is delivered to the site where all the beams meet to massively destroy the targeted tissue at once. This result is similar to an actual surgical procedure. As the healthy tissues are in the outside of lesion and focused-on single beam of gamma rays, there will be no harm to healthy tissues in such low energy. By using a magnifying glass, the sunshine is narrowed to a highly localized area. This results in a concentration of heat that can reach incredibly high temperatures. If a high enough temperature is reached, the kindling will smolder and begin to burn. However, there will be no burning in the other area. This phenomenon can further explain how the gamma knife radiosurgery works. As there is distinct boundary between the range of radiation and healthy tissues, which seemed like cutting by a knife, this therapy is called gamma knife. Gamma knife has the advantages of non-invasiveness, no need for general anesthesia and actual surgery, no bleeding and inflammation.  

    Gamma knife can be divided into head gamma knife and body gamma knife. Head gamma knife is used to treat small tumors and other functional diseases in the brain while body gamma knife is mainly applied in treating all kinds of whole body tumors.

    Indications of Head Gamma Knife
    1.Brain tumors whose size is within 30mm, such as acoustic neuroma, pituitary adenoma, meningioma, pineal region tumor and lymphoma, etc.

    2.Cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM)

    3. Cavernous hemangioma

    4.Benign tumors that cannot be completely eradicated through surgery

    5. Intracranial metastatic carcinoma of small size and clear tumor demarcation

    6. Functional neurological disorder like primary prosopalgia or prosopalgia that fail to be treated with drug, intractable pain, dyskinesia, epilepsy and other functional diseases caused by Parkinson's disease.

    7.Spinal cord tumor of cervical spinal nerve 7 (C7) and above

    8.Extracranial head and neck tumors

    9.Senior citizens, patients with chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, people that are weak, brain cancer patient that can’t tolerate surgery and conventional radiotherapy.

    Indications of Body Gamma Knife
    Indications of body gamma knife include nasopharyngeal cancer, laryngeal cancer, thyroid cancer, primary and metastatic lung cancer, primary and metastatic liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, gallbladder cancer, bile duct cancer, metastatic cancer of lymph node in neck, hilum of lung, mediastinum, abdominal cavity and pelvic cavity, esophagus cancer, gastric cancer, mediastinal tumor, kidney cancer, rectal cancer, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, lymphoma, malignant thymoma, gynecological tumors like cervical cancer and ovarian cancer, primary bone tumor, bone metastasis and all kinds of sarcomas.

    Gamma knife radiosurgery can be a locally radiotherapy boost treatment for the residual tumors and serve as an alternative radiotherapy for treating recurrence after the patient finish taking the conventional radiotherapy.  
  • Radio Frequency Ablation Therapy

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    Radio Frequency Ablation Therapy
    There is growing concern for radio frequency ablation (RFA) as it is the “new shining star” in minimally invasive cancer treatment. Conventional radio frequency ablation finds the tumor through ultrasound, CT and MRI. Guided by imaging techniques, the doctor inserts a thin needle (electrode) with the length of 15 to 20 cm through the skin and into the tumor. High-frequency electrical energy delivered through this needle heats and destroys the tumor, thus causing coagulative necrosis of cancer cell. Radio frequency ablation can be effective for liver tumor, lung tumor and kidney tumor, etc.

    Therapeutic Effect
    1.Kill cancer cells rapidly: The radiofrequency waves released by needle electrode make the polar molecules in the tumor tissues to undergo rapid changes in the direction of the radiofrequency alternating current. The produced frictional heat causes the temperature of treating area to rise to 90 to100℃, even more than 100℃ in a matter of minutes. As the heat tolerance of cancer cells is much lower than that of normal cells, cancer cells can be effectively and rapidly killed in 42℃ or above, then heat cogulative necrosis occurs.

    2.Prevent tumor metastasis: Radio frequency ablation can clot the blood vessels of tumor tissue, which is good for tumor metastasis prevention.

    1.Primary lung cancer, metastatic lung cancer, pleural tumor, metastasis in the bone of chest wall and sole tissue, mediastinal tumor and etc…

    2.Patients who can’t tolerate surgery, unwilling to undergo surgery or with high risk of surgery and senior patients.

    3.Treatment for recurrent cancers and metastatic liver cancer that is unavailable to undergo surgery.

    4.Remedy for surgical exploration: lung tumor with chest wall invasion; metastatic tumors in the chest walls.

    5.The distance between lesion and great vessels and trachea is over 1 cm.

    1.Strong safety. With the guidance of advanced equipment, this therapy can keep away from the nerve and vessels and precisely target the lesion without injuring the healthy tissue and peripheral nerve.

    2.Remarkable therapeutic effect. For the tumor diameter less than 5cm, especially the liver tumor in depth, taking the radio frequency ablation once can eliminate it. This therapeutic effect is as good as that of surgery. For the tumor diameter more than 5cm, this therapy can reduce the risk of surgery.

    3.Minimally invasive. No need for surgery, little injury, quick recovery, short inpatient time and low costs.

    4.Few complication. Unlike surgery, there is no danger for introgenic residual and intrahepatic metastasis in radio frequency ablation and the radio frequency ablation can clot the blood vessels of the tumor tissues, this in turn is good for tumor metastasis prevention.

    5.Wide range of application. It can be applied to major primary, recurrent and metastatic cancer. 
  • Particle Implantation Therapy

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    Particle Implantation Therapy
    Particle implantation therapy is performed under the guidance of medical devices. In this therapy, doctors implant miniature radioactive particle in the tumor and the  particle is proven to have the effect of killing cancer cells. Then the persistent and short-wave radiation released by miniature radioactive source kills the cancer cell and allows the tumor to shrink.

    Particle implantation technique falls in the category of minimally invasive brachytherapy, which can effectively kill the cancer cells and protect the surrounding healthy tissues from damage. As for the advanced cancer patients, particle implantation can prolong their survival time, improve quality of life and control cancer pain. As for the early-stage and medium cancer patients, it can greatly improve the treatment process.

    1.The particle implantation therapy is well-targeted with remarkable therapeutic effect. The radioactive particle implanted in the tumor can intensively and effectively kill cancer cells and allow the tumor to shrink or even disappear. 

    2.Minimal damage and no complication. The particle implantation damages the cancer cell within the 1-cm distance of the radioactive source and does not harm other tissues, which can effectively improve the cancer patient’s quality of life.

    3.Small wound. The radioactive particle is usually implanted under the guidance of B-ultrasound and CT, or during surgery. There is a small wound and a relatively light pain.

    4.Effective and comprehensive treatment. The particle implantation therapy can integrate with other therapies like surgery and chemotherapy to improve the cure rate of surgery and reduce the course of chemotherapy.

    Indications and Contraindications
    1. Untreated primary tumor such as prostate cancer and so on.

    2. Important functional tissues that need to preserve important organs that may be involved in surgery, like the tumors deep within the brain.

    3.Cases of unwillingness to undergo radical surgery, such as thyroid cancer, endometrial cancer, and cervical cancer and so on.

    4. Metastatic lesion or postoperative solitary metastatic lesions that are not candidates for surgery, like the multiple metastatic lung tumor.

    5. Unresectable primary cancer, such as large mass liver cancer, nasopharyngeal cancer and so on.

    6.New version: Radiotherapy boosts treatment for the locally residual tumors. Iodine-125 implantation can be performed.

    7.Poor therapeutic effect or failure case of radiation
    Bleeding disorder, organ failure and mental disorder.
  • Photodynamic Therapy

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    Photodynamic Therapy
    Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a new technology that uses photodynamic effect in diagnosis and treatment. This therapy is based on the photodynamic effect. The photodynamic effect is a photosensitized reaction accompanied by the biological effects and getting the molecular oxygen involved. In the process of photodynamic effect, laser radiation at specific wave length makes the photosensitizer absorbed by the tissue become excited, and then the transfer of energy from the excited photosensitizer produces the highly reactive singlet oxygen. The singlet oxygen can react with neighboring biomacromolecule to generate oxidation reaction, which results in cytotoxic effects, leading to the damage and death of the cell. Many hospitals have applied the photodynamic therapy in the diagnosis and treatment for cancer so far. Additionally, many organizations and institutes are studying this therapy. 

    The Indications of Photodynamic Therapy:
    It is applied to the orificial, cavitary, body-surface tumors and abnormal proliferation

    Major indications: esophageal cancer, gastric cardia cancer, bronchogenic carcinoma,  bladder cancer and nasopharyngeal cancer and etc…

    Other indications: gastric cancer, oral cancer, tongue cancer, laryngeal cancer, bronchial cancer, lung cancer, bile duct cancer, liver cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, skin cancer, breast cancer, brain cancer, vaginal cancer, penile cancer, encephalic glioma, and etc…

    The photodynamic therapy can also indicate to the following types of skin cancer: basal-cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma, Bowen's disease, Paget's disease and carcinoma in situ and etc...

    This therapy is especially suitable for the senior patients, those with contraindications to surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and patients with relapse after surgery or radiotherapy. 
  • Nano Therapy

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    Nano Therapy
    Nano Therapy is a new therapeutic apparatus in cancer treatment. It is developed according to substance metabolism and energy metabolism in life, keeping the physiological, biochemical function running normally and the theory of biological cells that match and absorb photons and then becomes activated. Nano therapeutic apparatus provides an effective, non-toxic and convenient method in treating and preventing cancer, and post-operative rehabilitation through synergistic effects of multi-peaks microwave it with strong energy.

    Scope of Treatment
    Through the evaluation of fundamental experiments and scientific findings, and clinical practices, Nano Therapy is indicated in the following situation including post-operative rehabilitation of cancer patients; integrative treatment of metastatic and advanced cancer; alleviating and eliminating the side effects of chemoradiotherapy after surgery; suppressive treatment of early-stage cancer and cancer prevention. This therapeutic apparatus can significantly shrink and cure various benign tumors. Clinical cure rate can improve when this therapy is combined with other clinical therapies.

    Mechanism of Treatment
    The Nano wave matching human body energy field and emitted by the emissive source of Nano therapy is dozen times higher than that of the human energy. This energy serves the following purpose when lesion, body surface and acupoints are exposed to it.

    1.Increase the secretion of endogenous opioid, such as beta-endorphins, enkephalins and dynorphin, to reduce the patient’s excitability and achieve obvious analgesic effects.

    2.Improve the immunologic function; increase the positive value of tumor suppressor gene P53 so as to increase the number of S-100 protein-positive dendritic anti-cancer cells; cause the apoptosis of cancer cell, suppress the proliferation of cancer cell, strengthen cell’s ability to repair, absorption of exudation, and restore the function of the degenerative and injured cell to prevent canceration of normal cells.

    3.Strengthen the whole-body micro-circulation; speed up the blood flow; improve hemorheology, increase the oxygen and nutrition supply of surrounding tissue and boost metabolism.

    4.Enhance the antioxidant ability of cancer patient, eliminate the free radicals substance in the body and improve cachexia of cancer patient to restore their physical strengths.

    5. Significantly relieve the postoperative chemoradiotherapy symptoms, such as local swelling, loss of appetite, leukopenia and diarrhea because of bidirectional regulation endocrine function.

    6. The thermal effect in the body quickly caused by the energy makes the temperature of the ascites and the vivo tumor rise to 41℃(±1.0)so that the growth of tumor can be suppressed and the ascites can be quickly absorbed.

    Therapeutic Method
    1. Undertake the irradiation while naked: Nano therapy must achieve its treatment goal through nerve receptor of body surface, and the absorption and conduction of meridians and collaterals and acupoints. As the Nano wave can be blocked by a piece of gauze, occlusions may affect therapeutic effect.

    2. Synergy Treatment: The therapeutic effect can be improved when the number of emissive source, the times of irradiation and the irradiation time and site increases. Generally speaking, this treatment is applied 1 to 3 times per day and 45 minutes per site. Synergy treatment can be applied according to the doctor’s instruction.

    3. Irradiation Part: The irradiation parts mostly focus on the affected part but other parts can be added according to the condition and doctor’s instruction. For example, for the lung cancer patients, the irradiation part includes chest, back and waist; for liver cancer patients, the irradiation part mainly include abdomen and waist and for back and knee-joint are also available. 

    4. Irradiation Intensity: Irradiation intensity can be adjusted according to the patient’s condition and acceptance. As for the critical patients and those who have applied the Nano therapy, they are perfectly treated in strong intensity. As for the patients with micro-circulatory disturbance, they should be treated in weak intensity first and then transfer to strong intensity in case that the Nano wave is activated too fast and causes possible blisters. The irradiation can continue even if there are blisters. But should pay attention to inflammation. However, the blister can be cured with the improvement of micro-circulation. 
  • German WOLF Laparoscopy

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    German WOLF Laparoscopy
    The laparoscopy is one of the minimally invasive surgical techniques. During laparoscopy, the surgeon makes one or more “key hole” an incision around surgical site through which laparoscope is placed so the surgeon does not need to perform laparotomy. Moreover, the surgeon can look directly at contents of a patient's abdomen or pelvis on a computer screen and perform accurate surgery. The process only lasts for a short time. This laparoscopy represents the epoch-making progress of conventional laparotomy. 

    The Advantages of Laparoscopy
    Utilizing the laparoscopy inspection technique, the doctor can conduct inspection and treatment on patient’s womb and abdominal cavity at the same time. For example, when the doctor inspects something abnormal like endometrial polyp and fibroid, he can operate surgery for the patient, which saves both time and money. The specific advantages are as follow:

    1.Accurate determination: The laparoscopy is a high-tech minimally invasive medical instrument and it can achieve the goal of accurate determination in the lesion within the womb.

    2.No open procedures: Compared with the conventional laparotomy, the laparoscopy procedure requires no open procedures. Also, there are no wound and pain as well.

    3.Uterus preservation: As for patients with tumors the diameter of more than 6cm, the laparoscopy can preserve their physiological function and patients’ mental state will not be affected whatsoever. 

    4.Quicker recovery times: Patient’s hospital stay lasts for 2 to 3 days. There is a few complications in the short term while no ovarian function affected in the long term.

    5.Slight damage: Small incisions, whose size is 0.5cm; slight damage during the operation; short operation time, less bleeding and there will be no worm-like scar on the abdomen.

    6.Less pain: Only 3 small incisions are made on the belly and abdomen; no incision of diseased organ so the healthy tissue won’t get harmed and there is less pain after surgery.

    Radical cure for early gynecological cancer, such as cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, pelvic cancer, fibroid, ovarian cysts, adnexal cysts, chocolate cysts, vaginal cancer, uterine cancer, uterine sarcoma, fallopian tube tumors, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), ovarian teratoma, hysteromyoma and so on.

    As for the advanced gynecological cancer that loses the chance for surgery, the laparoscopy can solve many complications. A satisfactory therapeutic effect will be achieved when combining the laparoscopy with comprehensive techniques, such as traditional Chinese medicine, immune therapy and so on. 
  • High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound

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    High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound
    High-intensity focused ultrasound, also called HIFU knife, is a new technique to kill tumors without surgery or puncture. It is regarded as an excellent, non-invasive localized physical therapy in vitro by domestic and international experts. Many large-scale hospitals both at home and abroad have promoted the use of high-intensity focused ultrasound. Tens of thousands of patients have taken this therapy, which received remarkable therapeutic effect.

    The HIFU treatment has many advantages: non-invasiveness, no requirement for anesthesia and puncture, no blood loss, remarkable therapeutic effect, quick recovery, strong security and repeated administration. Moreover, there is no restriction on the size and shape of the tumor. This treatment is an ideal way for people to perform surgery in vitro.

    Principle of Treatment
    HIFU knife treatment utilizes the ultrasound wave as a therapeutic source and it focalizes the power of ultrasound wave to destroy cancer cell with pinpoint accuracy, which causes coagulative necrosis of tumor tissue and makes it lose its ability to proliferate, invade and spread. This principle is similar to that of solar cooker, with concentrated sunlight generating great energy at the focus area. Generally speaking, the tumor will stop growing and be absorbed by the body gradually after the HIFU treatment.

    High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU knife) is regarded as an excellent, non-invasive localized physical therapy in vitro by oncological professionals. Its advantages are as follow:

    1.Effective treatment: Ultrasound wave can localize the cancer lesion in real time, and monitor the treatment process so it can effectively damage the cancer cell and ensure the therapeutic effect.

    2.Strong security: As a physical therapy, there is no surgical incision, ionizing radiation and radiation pollution in radiofrequency ablation. Patients do not need to undergo general anesthesia, so this treatment is safe and free of potential risks.

    3. Preservation on the organs and their function: As the radiofrequency ablation can damage the tumor tissue accurately and protect the healthy tissues, it is beneficial for preserving patient’s healthy tissue and its function of the cancerous organ. So it is possible for breast cancer patients to conserve their breast and for patients with malignant tumor of limbs to preserve their limbs.

    4. Slight damage and few side effects: The radiofrequency ablation is a non-invasive therapy in vitro. There is no infection during the treatment process. Patient has quick recovery time with no scar present after the treatment. Moreover, as the treatment is conducted in vitro, it avoids the iatrogenic implantation of cancer cells, which is good for localized control of the tumor and reducing the chance of metastasis.

    5. Strengthen patient’s immune function to fight cancer: After the high-intensity focused ultrasound treatment, the tumor tissue is damaged. Then the dead cancer cells release the tumor antigen and boost patient’s immune function to fight cancer .

    6. Strong effect of comprehensive treatment: The high-intensity focused ultrasound damaged primary tumor tissues and residual lesion from three aspects, which are killing the cancer cells with extreme heat, damaging the blood vessels that nourish the tumor, and strengthening the immunity to fight cancer after treatment. This treatment effectively treats tumor both in local and the whole body and achieves ideal effects of comprehensive treatment.

    7. Available to repeated administration: Local recurrence of tumor after surgery is one of the major causes of cancer treatment failure. For example, during the first surgery of large liver cancer, there may be removal of normal liver tissue in large numbers. So it will be difficult to conduct another surgery when there is local recurrence. However, when there is active cancer cell and cancer lesion in local verified by MRI after taking the HIFU knife treatment, patients are available to repeat administration till satisfactory effect has been achieved.

    The high-intensity focused ultrasound is indicated to; extensive, primary and metastatic liver cancer, breast cancer, malignant bone tumors, kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, retroperitoneal tumor, pelvic tumors, bladder cancer, palliative treatment for advanced malignant tumor or metastatic tumor, fibroid, mammary fibroma, benign liver tumor and all kinds of solid tumors verified by the B-ultrasound. 

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