Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
I have a friend who is in his early forties and has liver cancer. He may need a liver transplant. What are your recommendations for this situation?
A: Cancer is a serious condition that requires proper diagnosis and immediate treatment. Any delay can be detrimental. I strongly urge engaging proper specialists to determine the best course of action.
Acupuncture and TCM can, if approved by the primary physician, be used adjunctively to assist with symptoms of chemotherapy or radiation treatments. The primary physician will be able to determine if it can be integrated in the treatment plan.
Your friend might also try out the Traditions of Tao herbal formula “Cancer Support”, which reinvigorates the immune system. Of course, discuss with your physician before beginning any new health regime.