The three-year COVID-19 epidemic has made most of us realize the importance of “good immunity” for ordinary people, especially for cancer patients.
Perhaps no one is more aware of the impact of weakened immunity than cancer patients.
What does “good immunity” mean for cancer patients?
“Immunity” is by no means an elusive concept.
In modern medicine, immune function plays three important roles: defense, homeostasis and surveillance, which is similar to what traditional Chinese medicine refers to as “healthy qi”. For cancer patients with severely compromised immune systems, “strengthening the body’s resistance to eliminate pathogenic factors” is the focus of treatment.
In 2020, Xiaobo Sun, director of the Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, said in the public welfare live broadcast room of GanoHerb with the theme of “Guarding life with Reishi” when talking about “the relationship between cancer occurrence and the immune system”:
Xiaobo Sun was interviewed in the live broadcast room of “Guarding Life with Reishi”
“Tumor is a chronic wasting disease, especially in patients with middle and advanced cancer or those undergoing postoperative radiotherapy and chemotherapy. It often manifests as the imbalance between yin and yang, deficiency of qi and blood, malnutrition of zang-fu viscera, and decline of immune function. At this time, a series of treatment methods guided by the concept of strengthening healthy qi to fight cancer can support the healthy qi, and balance yin and yang, thereby improving the body’s immune function, and strengthening its ability to resist and eliminate pathogenic factors.”
Ping Zhao, former president of Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, also said in the live broadcast room of the third public welfare activity launched by GanoHerb, “It is crucial to boost the immune system after tumor surgery in order to prevent new cancers from occurring. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has made significant contributions to boosting immunity, and many cancer patients have survived for decades with the help of TCM.”
Today, traditional Chinese medicine is widely used in conbination with other cancer treatments, and Ganoderma lucidum and ginseng are the main traditional Chinese medicines on the market with the effect of strengthening healthy qi.
Why is Ganoderma lucidum the first choice for improving immunity?
Ganoderma lucidum is the only high-grade medicine that can nourish the five zang viscera among thousands of traditional Chinese medicines. It can strengthen healthy qi and eliminate pathogens while helping the body to detoxify, so as to cure diseases.
Professor Zhibin Lin from Peking University Health Science Center shared his insights on Reishi mushroom in the live broadcast room of the 3rd GanoHerb Public Welfare Action.
Today, Ganoderma lucidum plays an increasingly important role in the lives of cancer patients. It can be said that Ganoderma lucidum not only inhibits the growth of tumor cells but also enhances the immunity of patients.
“Ganoderma lucidum is like a camera, which can monitor cancer cells, inhibit the immune escape of cancer cells, and promote the transformation of cancer-associated macrophages from M2 to M1″, Professor Zhibin Lin from Peking University Health Science Center talked about the effect of Ganoderma lucidum on tumors in the live broadcast room of the third public welfare activity sponsored by GanoHerb.
In addition, many cancer patients experience severe discomforts such as vomiting and hair loss during radiotherapy and chemotherapy. “Ganoderma lucidum can enhance the curative effect of radiotherapy and chemotherapy and reduce the toxicity of radiotherapy and chemotherapy”, shared Professor Zhibin Lin.
Today, there are also some clinical prescriptions in traditional Chinese medicine that use Reishi mushrooms to effectively prevent and treat tumors. President Jian Du, a renowned TCM practitioner in China, once shared a prescription for strengthening healthy qi and suppressing tumors.
This prescription contains 30g of Astragalus, 30g of Ganoderma lucidum, 15g of Ligustrum lucidum and 15g of Chinese yam. ”These four medicines are mainly tonic and improve people’s immune function. Astragalus supplements qi, Ganoderma lucidum nourishes five zang viscera, Ligustrum lucidum enriches yin, and Chinese yam fortifies the spleen.”
There are many ways to improve immunity, and the advantage of Reishi mushroom is that it is a prescription in itself, with scientific reliability, safety and efficacy.
Today, when the virus is attacking us from all sides, what else can help us better than good immunity?
The 4th anti-cancer public welfare activity with the theme of “Co-construction and Sharing for the Health of All” has been launched. Stay tuned for more exciting content.