Huangdai, like many traditional Chinese medicines, can only be found in Chinese pharmacies or herbal stores, or from a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. They're what are referred to as Chinese patent medicines. You can usually find a Chinese pharmacy in Chinatowns, and in communities with a lot of people from China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, etc. You won't find them in health food stores. Some acupuncturists are also certified in TCM and can get these for you, and some naturopaths also study TCM and get certified, and can supply these. Most large urban areas have practitioners of TCM in them.
A close friend developed primary myelofibrosis, a sort of "blood cancer". He requires a unit of blood every week. Conventional treatment is with chemo and, if a donor match is found, a marrow transplant.
He used a database called "pubmed", which contained a large number of studies of treatments of diseases.
The article on use of Huangdai Tablets appeared only in Chinese. To my amazement I found that the "Google" Translation feature worked quire well in turning the Chinese characters into intelligible english. This is the first time I have ever had reason to use the "translation" feature of this search engine.
The study involved ten patients, and according to this study there was total remission in all ten cases. The Huangdai tablets were used in conjunction with low-dose chemo. Apparently this Chinese medication has been used for hundreds of years.
This is unusual because this is a rare and essentially "untreatable" disease in the U.S.
He is being treated at a top United States Hospital, by very qualified cancer specialists.
They immediately and out-of-hand rejected any use of the Huangdai Tablets for his illness, without research or further investigation.
I am not saying they are bad or incompetent physicians, however the pressure exerted on a patient in the conventional healthcare system to "follow the yellow brick road" and not consider anything "not invented here" or in the "approved protocols" is overwhelming.
There's no profit in a plain old Chinese patent medicine, or not enough. That's the problem, unfortunately. It's amazing that our physicians aren't taught natural medicine; after all, they take the Hippocratic Oath, and Hippocrates was an herbalist.
You might want to check into Native American medicine also. It is a good source for knowlege about the entire healing/treatment process, not just medication. Here are a few sources to get you started. The first one, you may even be able to contact this Dr. directly
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