Tradiotional Chinese Medicine and Modern Medicine
There have been a few attempts to prove the methods scientifically with arguable results. Some of them were poorly conducted, some of them did not take into account the whole practise, with illness types and patterns. Some of them were sponsored by the big pharmacy companies, and others did not come to substantial and official evidence and conclusion.
The mixture has been shown in early trials to be effective at reducing some side effects of chemotherapy, including diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting. The herbs also seem to bolster colon-cancer treatment: Tests on animals with tumours have shown that administering the herbs along with chemotherapy drugs restored intestinal cells faster than when chemo was used alone. The herb combination, dubbed PHY906 by scientists, is a rare example of a plant-based product used in traditional folk medicine that could potentially be incorporated into mainstream American therapy. Scientists so far have identified 62 active chemicals in the four-herb combination that apparently need to work together to be effective.
Through both methods on the first look have a lot of differences, parallels can be drawn. They both can be connected as PHY906 shows.
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