The top five cancers (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) are:
These are similar to statistical findings in other European countries and the United States. Cancer has become a global problem. In 1975 for example, there were 5.9 million new cases worldwide this rose to 12 million new cases in 2007. If these trends continue, Health officials predict that by 2030, 17 million people will die worldwide of cancer, and 75 million people will be living with the disease and require treatment and follow-up care. This will make cancer the leading cause of death in the world, claiming more lives than AIDS, TB and malaria combined. It is a crisis for public health and health systems worldwide.
In Chinese Medicine, cancer is considered the manifestation of du- toxins, which evolved from different aspects of heat pathology. Over time, this pathological heat process consumes the vitality and essences of the body-mind-spirit continuum. Within Chinese medicine, many strategies have evolved to deal effectively with these toxins and rectify the pathological process.
Collectively referred to as Fu-Zheng therapy, this seminar focuses on the aetiology, pathological process, and treatment strategies involving “cancer.” In addition, Master Yuen discusses how these approaches can be integrated into conventional and other alternative medical modalities.