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Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Breast Cancer - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses


Breast Cancer - Basics

Breast cancer occurs when cells in the breast tissues amass to form a malignant growth, or tumor. This type of cancer is typically found in the ducts that carry milk to the nipple and the lobules, which are comprised of tiny glands that produce milk. Signs that a man or woman may have breast cancer include a change in the size or appearance of the breast; detection of a lump in or near the breast; discharge from the nipple; the appearance of red or inflamed skin on the nipple, breast or areola; and other changes.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Breast Cancer.



Breast Cancer - Tam Healing - Tong Ren Protocols

Tong Ren Therapy is the energy healing/medical qi gong aspect of the Tam Healing System. The areas of focus for breast cancer that we would use in Tong Ren techniques form the basis for our acupuncture treatments as well. Generally you would mix these primary points with points specific to the patients underlying TCM pattern and then our tuina (medical massage) would be largely focused on these points as well.

The following Tam Healing/Tong Ren Therapy Protocols May Be Used With Breast Cancer


Breast Cancer - Formulas From Our Store

The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating breast cancer. For a complete list from our store with more details see our breast cancer formula section.


Breast Cancer - Questions

Need treatment options for breast cancer and not finding the information you need?

Using our forums our staff and our community may offer guidance with regards to the treatment of breast cancer.



Breast Cancer - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (4) acupuncture points may be useful for breast cancer. A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)



Breast Cancer - Related Chinese Herbs

The following (2) chinese herbs may be useful for breast cancer. In most cases, however, treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine is done with herbal formulas based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting herbs by function alone. When available, relevant formulas will appear below and/or in the store listings above.



The following (1) Formula TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Breast Cancer

Er Chen Wan

  • Two Aged Herbs
    • The primary base formula to resolve phlegm damp, particularly in the lungs and GI system - cough (with white mucus), plugged ears, sinus blockage - along with GI symptoms of nausea, vomiting.
    • Upper respiratory tract infections, bronchitis, emphysema, COPD - when arising from phlegm damp.
    • Phlegm accumulation in the head symptoms such as dizziness, insomnia, meniere's disease, alcohol hangover.
    • Cysts from phlegm accumulation - fibroids, breast cyst, ovarian cyst, thryoid cysts, goiter. 
  • Treat Phlegm
  • Dry Dampness and Expel Phlegm
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in patients with yin deficiency - i.e. cough from dryness.



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