Someone asked my opinion on a special herb that claimed to cure cancer.
Can a special herb cure cancer?
It all depends on what do we mean by ‘cure’.
To different people, it may mean a few months, a year or a few years.
That is why to the medical experts, a cancer patient is regarded ‘cured’ once he/she survives the 5 years line.
In reality, many cancer patients face cancer recurrence after 5 years.
How effective is that herb in curing cancer is yet to be seen. It may be helpful for some times.
I have met this lady diagnosed with breast cancer lengthening her life with all types of herbs till year 4 before passing away.
Those researching on medicinal plants will tell us that plants have varying degree of toxicity.
What type of herbs do you recommend for cancer patients?
I am dealing with people's life, I just cannot recommend which herbs are best for cancer.
Be that as it may, I am not against herbs or modern treatments. If the patient wants to go for chemo or radio, taking herbal products, we have to respect the choice and even encourage him or her if it is best for him/her.
But, I always caution them that they should know what they are taking and the physicians recommending the herbs should be professionally trained.
In the mean time, I suggest cancer patients to adjust their diet, mental, emotional, motivation, environment and human relationship that could help lengthening their life.
Health needs a holistic approach, including herbs where appropriate but certainly not herbs alone.