Chinese Medicine for Colorectal Cancer


Chief Complaint: colorectal cancer

Western Diagnosis: colorectal cancer stage IV

Medical History: age – 55. female. was a smoker and alcohol abuser but quit both 15 years ago, diet includes little vegetable or fruit, high animal fats, high in refined foods, lots sweets, caffeine in form of coffee and also pop, little exercise.

Questioning exam: – blood in stool

– mucus in stool

– pencil stools

– irregular stool with cramping pain in lower abdomen

– night sweats

– poor sleep; wakes frequently to pee and thinking; hard to get back to sleep

Pulse exam: spleen sho – Japanese

moderate pulse – Chinese

doyo gone in all positions on right pulse

slight rapid

Hara: stomach reflex – very tight

spleen reflex area flaccid but hot and sticky

lung reflex both sides sticky

blood stasis reflex tender and tight

Tongue exam: pale body

coat is greasy white with yellow in rear

veins distended – +3

OM Diagnosis: zang du – CRC = organ toxin – stage 4 CRC

damp heat and blood stasis

underlying liver/kidney yin deficiency

Treatment Principle: transform damp heat toxin

stop bleeding

reduce pain with stop bleeding and blood regulating herbs

ameliroate conventional treatment side effects without undermining that treatment

extend life

improve quality of life

Point Prescription: Tianshu








Herbal Formula: huang qi 20gm

dang gui 12

dang shen 15

bai shao 10

hong teng 15

bai bian dou 15

bai hua she she cao 20

yi zhi ren 10

ban zhi lian 20

dan shen 15

gua lou ren 20

yi ren 15

mu xiang 10

hei da zao 5

Lifestyle Prescription: eliminate exposures which include dietary changes like low animal fat, nothing out of a box, no dairy, mostly vegetable – organic only – plus some complex carbohydrate




depends on how things progress but right now these are doable

Results: patient lived for two more years with combined care

even with stage 4 CRC = mets to liver and peritoneum and outer bladder wall.

Lived comfortable and passed away comfortably.

Synopsis: Stage 4 cancers are difficult to treat for cure. However, time can be bought utilizing conventional cytotoxic therapies combined with Chinese medicine. Quality of life is greatly improved.

Clinic Name: Tai Lahans – Cornerstone Cancer Clinic

clinic address: 3800 e. Jefferson St

Seattle, WA 98122


clinic phone number: 206-726-0269

email address:


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