Apart from Western practices, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is seen as an alternative and/or plays complementary role in cancer rehabilitation. Cancer management through TCM aims to increase overall life expectancy and lower the risks of relapses.
In TCM, diagnosis is done based on the observation of symptoms and the individual’s body constitution. The TCM approach to cancer rehabilitation essentially comprises of treating the root cause and managing the symptoms holistically.
Cancer progresses through different stages and TCM can play a complementary role in each stage.
TCM can also help to greatly reduce the side effects and symptoms of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. It helps to increase immunity, regulates the internal systems and restores the inner balance to prevent factors that could potentially lead to the recurrence of cancer.