I underwent 24 weeks of chemotherapy and 6 weeks of radiation treatments after my surgery for stage II breast cancer. Simultaneously I also chose TCM with acupuncture and Chinese herbs. I practiced specific Wu Ming Qigong energy movements and followed a diet prescribed for preventing and healing from breast cancer. I was fortunate to be able to take leave from work to allow my body and spirit time to heal and renew. My western medical doctors, family and friends were amazed; I did not experience any nausea, vomiting, bone marrow depression, skin burning or blistering which are the common side effects of western anti-cancer treatments.
Thirteen years after the completion of my active cancer treatments, I continue to practice what I learned through my experience and my involvement with TCM. I enjoy good health, increased energy, a sense of inner peace, and faith in the universe.
-Esther Rudnick, RN