Colon cancer occurs when extra tissue inside the colon (the longest section of the large intestine) amasses to form a cancerous growth. This growth, or tumor, can spread to other organs through the lymph nodes. Symptoms of colon cancer include diarrhea, constipation, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, having blood in the stool, bloating, having stools that are narrower than normal, and frequent cramps.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Colon Cancer.
The Chinese Medicine treatment of colon cancer generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).
The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of colon cancer:
The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating colon cancer. For a complete list from our store with more details see our colon cancer formula section.
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Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)