On Oct. 17, Allen (age 50) came to my clinic accompanied by his wife. He was dignosed as Linitis plastica, a rare stomach cancer at stage IV in late May this year. Because cancer had spread to the lymph node outside of the stomach, the oncologist decided to give him chemotherapy to let the lymph node shrink first before the surgery for stomach. Therefore, he started to having chemotherapy in middle of June. However because the number of his leucocyte (white blood cells) dropped to 1.2 (normal range is 4.0-10.0 THOU/CUMM) due to the side effect of the medicine, the doctor had to stop his chemothrapy after the blood test result came out on Oct. 13. There is no medicine to increase his leucocyte. He said he had been very weak, dizzy, nausea and vomitting, no appetite and energy at all since the chemotherapy began. Therefore, the doctor had to punch a hole through the skin at the left side of his navel for a feeding tube while receving the chemotherapy.
Time is life. The cancer cells might have grown again if the chemotherapy being stopped long due to the too low leucocyte. In this case, his wife, Maria, a nurse working in Kaiser hospital, searched the internet and found me.
I gave him acupucnture and formulated scientific herbal extract, then told him come twice per week. That was on Monday.
When he came back on Oct. 22 (Saturday, 2nd time), he told me that he felt significant difference after the first treatment, and when he went to see the oncologist on Friday (Oct. 21), his doctor checked the blood and the test result showed the leucocyte rasied to 5.0, high enough for chemotherapy, so the treatment started again. And this time, he was able to eat, no nausea and vomiting, therefore, no tube needed anymore.
When he came on Oct. 25 (3rd time), he told me that he ate like a horse now, felt more energetic.
When he came on Oct. 29 (4th time), he brought his blood test taken on Oct. 27, ten days after the acupuncture and herbal treatment. His leucocyte raised to 6.9. He also showed me the data taken from middle August to middle September. The highest of his previous leucocyte nuber was 5.8.
The patient said that the doctor gave him another stronger but more toxic medicne with i.v. every 3rd week. Before the treatment in my clinic, every time after he received the 2nd more toxic medicine, he was always completely knocked down for the following whole week. But while having acupuncture and herbal treatment, he was fine with it now. When his son sent him here with his girl friend, the girl told me that she rarely saw the patient before because he always lain in his room, but now she saw him walked around every time when she visited them.
When the patient came again today, in 22 days after acupuncture and herbal treatment started, his face looks rose pink, much more healthy (it was pale just like a white page). He said to me "I have not felt such good for a long time already, and I wants to do exercise now". I suggested him start doing strech with deep breath at home. He also brought the blood tests taken every week during the past month. In addition to leucocytes, his low red cells are also slowly raising.
The couples are christians. Every time when they came, they thanked the lord for having received treatment in my clinic. Joseph said that he is very confident to fight aginst the cancer now.
- Willow Liu
- Diamond Bar, California, United States
- I am currently an acupuncturist in my own clinc and a holder of diplomas of Oriental Medical Doctor and Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM). I got my B.S. of Chinese Materia Medica, M.S. of Medicine, Ph.D. of Natural Product Medicine in China, then trained as a post-doctoral research scientist in Columbia University in New York. I was a professor of Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, an AvH research fellow in Dusseldorf University in Germany, a professor in South California University of Health Science in the U.S., and the editor and author of the book: Traditional Herbal Medicine Research Methods-Identification, Analysis, Bioassay, and Pharmacological and Clinical Studies (In English, contracted with John Wiley & Sons, will be published in January 2011). I enjoy to spent time to explore all aspects related to health and illness and to be challenged with diseases or symptoms that allopathic and other doctors failed to treat or relieve. I like to combine the knowledge of traditional and modern medicine in the treatment. Please drag down for the content!