There are three parts to my Lymphoma treatment (since 2007): (1) top-of-the-line University of Chicago western medicine (a 14 week course of chemotherapy, very effective), (2) accupuncture (to deal with side-effects and to presently boost immune system, relieve anxiety and deal with old achy joints I've always had besides), and (3) traditional Chinese herbal medicine. I focus here on the herbal medicine. Being a PhD scientist familiar with plant biology, I know that plants have evolved powerful, creative ""molecular sythesis"" capabilities to counteract the fact that they can't move like animals, e.g., flowers produce molecules that smell good to bees to accomplish pollination. Well, traditional Chinese herbal medicine uses the vast 3,000 year old experience with molecules made in herbs gathered throughout China (and the rest of the world) to create a form of medicine that is very effective and useful; but generally barely known about by ""western science"". The fact that ""western science"" does not know enough about it yet is not a reason to distrust it--there are 3,000 years of experience with it from the Chinese culture to back up its effectiveness and to avoid pitfalls and dangers (e.g., side effects). I have used herbal medications daily since the end of my chemotherapy (during chemo, it was decided to keep the two powerful medicines from interacting unpredictably). I can say that my health has never been better--especially the all important immune system which is what has kept me cancer free since the initial chemo knocked the cancer out. I heartily recommend Dr. Gary Xie (L.Ac., O.M.D.) for those of you who want to use the powerful tradition of ancient herbal medicine as a means of complimenting your western therapies (I recommend both). The herbal compounds themselves are very high-quality and are securely manufactured in a manner that assures their effectiveness. I strongly recommend Ton Shen Health.
Pros: Excellent and secure packaging, both teas and pills available for same herbs
Cons: packaging sometimes difficult to open