Traditional Chinese Medicine & Mesothelioma
Traditional Chinese medicine is a system that has been used in China for thousands of years. In the past few decades it has gained a following in the West as people have gained an awareness of its potential benefits and distinct approach. If you have developed mesothelioma after asbestos exposure, and are considering adding Chinese medicine to your treatment plan, it may be able to help you find relief from pain and the side-effects of cancer treatment.
Chinese medicine seeks to treat the human body as a system, addressing imbalances to maintain the integrity of the whole person. Common treatments include acupuncture, Chinese massage, and herbal preparations. While these techniques have yet to be rigorously tested in the West, they have gained much acceptance in China. If you do decide to use Chinese medicine, however, be sure to let your doctor know. Sometimes chemicals in herbs can have negative reactions with Western medications.
Many cancer patients introduce traditional Chinese medicine into their cancer care plan to manage the side effects of Western treatment. Your medical doctor will likely recommend a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy to kill cancerous cells. These treatments can cause discomfort, nausea, and pain. Acupuncture has been demonstrated to be effective for pain management, in particular the type of neurogenic pain cancer patients often experience.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you have almost certainly been exposed to asbestos fibers sometime in your life-even as long as 50 years ago. Asbestos companies have known the cancer-causing properties of asbestos since at least the 1930s, but continued to produce carcinogenic products for decades after. You can take action against them to recover damages for your medical bills and suffering. To discuss your case with an experienced mesothelioma lawyer, contact the mesothelioma lawyers of Williams Kherkher today at 800-781-3955.