Author: Fu Jinzhi//Fu Shuli//Qin Jitang
Rehabilitative Hospital, Henan Medical University, Zhengzhou 450052, China
Conference/Journal: 3rd World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1996
Other: Pages: 131 , Special Notes: Some tables are only in Chinese abstracts. , Word Count: 223
Postoperative chemotherapy is often applied to patients with cardiac adenocarcinoma, but severe side effect is found and the survival period is not prolonged obviously. In addition, senile debilitated patients cannot tolerate chemotherapy after surgery. Here is a report about treatment of cardiac adenocarcinoma by qigong and herbs to strengthen body resistance.
1. General information: 186 cases of cardiac adenocarcinoma (male: 155, female: 31)were under observation, their age was 59.8±8.8 years old.
2. Pathological types: High, medium and low differential adenocarcinoma: 154 cases; mucinous adenocarcinoma: 10 cases; tubalar adenocarcinoma: 5 cases; sguamous cell carcinoma: 7 cases.
Stages: I-stage: 14 cases (7.5%); II-stage: 46 cases(24.7%); III-stage: 126 cases (67.8%).
Lymph metastasis: 83 cases (44.5%)
3. Treating methods:
The postoperative chemotherapy group: 1st year: 2 courses; 2nd year: 2 courses; 3rd year: one course.
The herbal group: Herbal decoction of pilose asiabell root, astragalus, root bighead atractylodes rhizome, poria, coix seed, black nightshade, airpotato yam, barbet skullcap and tangerine peel was given, one dose a day.
Herbal and qigong group: herbs as the above and qigong exercises
1. Survival rate and half survival periaelo in year 1,3 and 5:
Surgical group: 80.1%, 37.5% and 20.8%.
Postoperative chenco therapy group: 85.7%, 45.2%,25.1%
Postoperative herbal group: 84.8%, 43.5% and 26.1%.
Postoperative qigong and herbal group: 86.0%, 64.0% and 36.0%
Half survival period:
Operative group: 30 months
Postoperative chemotherapy group: 36 months
Postoperative herbal group: 36.5 months
Postoperative qigong and herbal group: 48 months
2. Lymph metastasis and 5-year survival rate: postoperative chemotherapy, herbal, qigong and herbal group: Much higher than the surgical group.