Ralph, a 70 year old male presented in my office with the diagnosis of emphysema. Upon questioning he revealed that he has been on oxygen therapy for the past 7 years with symptoms getting progressively worse. His legs and feet are so swollen he is barely able to wear shoes. He is able to walk for only short distances before finding himself gasping for breath.
Three years ago he was also diagnosed with lung cancer of the left upper lobe for which he received radiation therapy. His emphysema is so advanced he says he has just about given up hope. His current treatment protocol is CIPRO 500 mg. 2 x a day for 10 days per month along with using a Nebulizer 4 x a day and PREDISONE 10 mg. per day which he adjusted to 40 mg. per day as needed when he has difficulty breathing. After a TCM diagnosis, the patient was prescribed 4 different herbal remedies. At his next office visit 11 days later, the Edema in his legs and feet has dissipated and he reported feeling much better with a significant increase in energy. Ralph continued his progress over the next three months and was able to get off antibiotics immediately after starting his herbal therapy.
He currently is off all medications and takes a low maintenance dose of the herbal products. Needless to say, Ralph is delighted with the results and has been able to get back to enjoying life again with his wife and family.