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Herbal Cancer Therapies

© Christopher Hobbs LAc, AHG

The following outline covers the therapeutic categories most often recommended in western herbal practice.

Overview of popular herbal protocols:

Diets:

  • Live foods (purifying diet): wheat grass juice, carrot juice, raw fruits, vegetables; avoid cooked foods
  • Macrobiotic diet: brown rice, millet, other grains, vegetables, mostly cooked; avoid raw foods, sugar Building diet: fish, chicken (20%), whole grains (40%), lightly cooked vegetables (30%), concentrated foods--dairy, nuts, seeds (5%), comfort foods (5%)

"Blood purifiers"
  • Red clover compound
  • Essiac
  • Hoxey formula

Protein-shock (mitogen) therapy
  • Enderlein therapy
  • Mistletoe, poke, venoms, carnivora
  • Compound Q

"Herbal Chemotherapy"
  • Laetrile (vit. B-17)
  • Chaparral
  • Sanguinaria

"Host immune modulators (herbal bone-marrow transplant)"
Reishi
Shiitake
Maitake
Trametes
Astragalus (spleen tonic)
Ligustrum

External preparations: Escarotic salves, anti-cancer herbs

Sanguinaria
Chaparral
Euphorbia
Castor oil
Poke oil

With Deficient Conformation:
1. Macro or building diet
2. Protein-shock therapy
3. Host immune modulators

With Excess or Normal conformation:
In younger people, or robust people, usually with excess, warming diet (meat, sugar, stimulants, processed food).
1. Diet: live foods, purifying, then macro
2. Blood purifiers: red clover combo
3. Protein-shock therapy
3. Herbal Chemotherapy
4. Host immune modulators (with caution)

Breast Cancer

Identify and eliminate as many risk factors as possible:
  • sugar
  • Xanthine-containing beverages, foods
  • pesticides, food additives, estrogenic foods, alcoholic beverages, electromagnetic radiation, etc.

Chinese Patent formulas for Breast Cancer:
  • Lithospermum & Oyster Shell (T.K. (blood tonic), Oyster shell, Astragalus (tonify spleen), Lithospermum (dispel blood heat), Peony (blood tonic), Rhubarb, Licorice, Cnidium (blood tonic), Cimicifuga, Lonicera (dispel heat poisoning)]
  • T.K. 16 herb combo
  • W.T.T.C.
  • Major 6 herb combo: ginseng, pinellia, jujube, atractylodes, citrus, licorice, hoelen, ginger. (tonic formula)
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About The Author
Christopher Hobbs is a fourth generation herbalist and botanist with over 30 years experience with herbs. Founder of Native Herb Custom Extracts (now Rainbow Light Custom Extracts) and the Institute for Natural Products Research. Christopher writes and lectures internationally on herbal medicine. He is a consultant to the herb industry and is currently practicing and working on a......more
 
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