Beijing Huangshu Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital

A leading center and research institution
for the study, treatment, and practice
of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Click here for detailed instructions and a map to our Hospital by car, subway, or bus

 Your location: Home→ Departments & Treatments→ TCM Oncology Department
For patients suffering from medical complications related to chemotherapy and other cancer-related treatments, Beijing Huangshu Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital offers proven TCM treatments and therapies for nausea, fatigue, low white cell count, skin scarring, immune-suppression, chronic pain, and other conditions.
Herbal Medicines
Chinese herbal medicine is a major aspect of traditional Chinese medicine, which focuses on restoring a balance of energy, body, and spirit to maintain health rather than treating a particular disease or medical condition. Herbs are used with the goal of restoring balance by nourishing the body.

There may be some individual herbs or extracts that play a role in the prevention and treatment of cancer and other diseases when combined with conventional treatment. However, more research is needed to determine the effectiveness of these individual substances.

Chinese herbal medicine is not based on conventional Western concepts of medical diagnosis and treatment. It treats patients' main complaints or the patterns of their symptoms rather than the underlying causes. Practitioners attempt to prevent and treat imbalances, such as those caused by cancer and other diseases, with complex combinations of herbs, minerals, and plant extracts.

Chinese herbal medicine uses a variety of herbs in different combinations to restore balance to the body, such as astragalus, ginkgo, ginseng, green tea, and eleuthero (also known as "Siberian ginseng"). Herbal preparations are said to prevent and treat hormone disturbances, infections, breathing disorders, and a vast number of other ailments and diseases. Some practitioners claim herbs have the power to prevent and treat a variety of types of cancer.

Most Chinese herbalists do not claim to cure cancer. They use herbal medicine with conventional treatments prescribed by oncologists, such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy. They claim that herbal remedies can help ease the side effects of conventional cancer therapies, control pain, improve quality of life, strengthen the immune system, and in some cases, stop tumor growth and spread.

One aspect of Chinese herbal medicine aims to restore or strengthen immunity and resistance to disease. Treatments undertaken with this goal are called Fu Zheng or Fu Zhen and are given as complementary therapy intended to reduce the side effects from conventional Western anticancer treatments.

Oral Remedies
Chinese herbal medicines are widely available, but there is no governing body regulating practitioners or controlling their appropriate training. Concern about the arbitrary supply of herbs for oral use, the dose and content of which are apparently individually tailored, has already been voiced by various health care professionals.
Topical Remedies
Chinese herbal creams and other topical agents are applied to the skin, are safe and are steroid free.
Phone: +86 (10) 59059010  |  Fax: +86 (10) 85990825  |  E-mail:  |  Website:
Copyright 2009 All Rights Reserved. Beijing Huangshu Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital