At Raffles Chinese Medicine, our traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) physicians take a holistic approach to improve your general health condition before, during and after cancer treatment.
While western medical treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy focus on killing cancer cells, TCM therapy complements them by enhancing your overall health and vitality.
Particular attention is given to ensure that your digestive system, liver function, kidney function, immunity and emotional state are maintained at optimal levels in order to strengthen your energy to fight cancer.
TCM considers the cause of most cancers to be Qi stagnation and Qi loss. This will result in Phlegm and Blood stagnation, as well as heat toxins being produced. The main factors causing Qi blockage comes from both external sources, such as toxins and the environment, and internal sources, such as stress, overwork and an improper lifestyle and diet.
TCM treatment can alleviate the symptoms experienced by you after chemotherapy or radiotherapy, such as hot flushes, nausea, loss of appetite, constipation and fatigue.
For example, traditional Chinese herbal medication and acupuncture can help improve your immunity. Our TCM physicians will also recommend dietary and lifestyle changes to promote healing and reduce the chance of cancer recurring.
If you are keen to learn how TCM can aid you in your fight against cancer, make an appointment.