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How can oriental medicine claim to cure cancer?
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: TCM for cancer
What you refer as oriental medicine is traditional chinese medicine correct? Tcm has thousand years history to support its effectiveness and efficacy.
A lot of "western" chemotherapy are originally found and made from natural source-i.e.Such as sea cucumber, periwinkle plant. Etc. The problem is that it is really hard to prove/explain the mechanism/ efficacy of tcm using the western standard.

In brief: TCM for cancer
What you refer as oriental medicine is traditional chinese medicine correct? Tcm has thousand years history to support its effectiveness and efficacy.
A lot of "western" chemotherapy are originally found and made from natural source-i.e.Such as sea cucumber, periwinkle plant. Etc. The problem is that it is really hard to prove/explain the mechanism/ efficacy of tcm using the western standard.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Also, it is very difficult to really pinpoint what is the main ingredient that really has therapeutic effect and how to dose the ingredient -to the dose that is therapeutic and not giving too much side effects. Who knows if TCM really cure cancer-it may. I think, more clinical trials on TCM particularly in cancer therapy are needed to answer this question.
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