More than half of cancer patients have pain. About 70 percent of advanced cancers report pain, and some liver, pancreatic, and osteosarcoma cancers often begin with pain. Cancer suicide rates in developed countries are as high as 8.6 percent. For many years, cancer pain mainly depends on opioids, such as morphine. Many cancer patients do not get satisfactory pain relief for a variety of reasons. The application of traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of cancer pain has its own unique features and is worthy of in-depth discussion.
Prevent pain attacks. According to the statistics of 300 patients with liver cancer, it was found that those who often took Chinese medicine for more than 3 months had significantly less pain than those who did not use Chinese medicine.
Studies suggest that the prevention mechanism of traditional Chinese medicine for pain lies in two aspects:
Firstly, some unbalanced factors in the body can aggravate the pain, while traditional Chinese medicine can balance the analgesic function of patients.
Second, traditional Chinese medicine has “general pain” said, activating blood and removing blood stasis, qi and collaterals can play the role of “general pain”. For cancer patients, taking Chinese medicine as early as possible can prevent the disease from happening. If wait until morphine, demerol also can’t stop the pain and then ask for help Chinese medicine, I’m afraid it is difficult to improve.
Obvious analgesic effect. External use and oral administration of traditional Chinese medicine have analgesic effect on the cancer pain that has occurred, and the effect is lasting and mild, with little side effect.
Commonly used Chinese medicines for pain relief such as: rhizoma corydalis, asarum, rice shell and celandine, etc. Frankincense, myrrh, dried blood, safflower, turmeric and borneol are also topical painkillers soluble in alcohol and easy to prepare. The traditional Chinese medicine is composed of yuanhu, salvia miltiorrhiza, taiwu, zaoxu, euonyx, euonyx, euonyx, euonyx, euonyx, euonyx, euonyx, euonyx, euonyx, euonyx, euonyx, euonyx, euonyx, euonyx, euonyx, euonyx, euonyx, euonyx, euonyx, euonyx, euonyx, euonyx, euonyx and euonyx. The above drugs are soaked in 75% alcohol for 1 week (the alcohol dosage is determined by the amount of traditional Chinese medicine), and the drug concentration is adjusted to 1g per ml of traditional Chinese medicine after filtration. According to observation, the relief rate of chest pain was 90.1%. Abdominal pain relief rate was 75.5%. Spinal and limb bone pain relief rate was 50%. Pain relief duration is better than pain.
Qutong spray tincture consists of yanhusuo, wu medicine, tubie worm, salvia miltiorrhiza, safflower, dried blood and borneol. Firstly, the first five traditional Chinese medicines, such as rhizoma corydalis, were soaked with 75% alcohol 2000ml, and the drug juice was filtered after 1 week. Then add dried blood and borneol into the medicine solution, dissolve and filter them, and put them into a 50ml plastic spray bottle for later use. Each ml contains 0.1g of raw medicine. When cancer pain can be evenly sprayed on the body surface of cancer pain. The best effect was for chest pain and flank pain, but for bone tumors in spine and limbs.
Ingredients of transdermal patch: strychnine, strychnine, gamboflavin, bufalin, euphorbia dienol and lauryl azepone, etc. Transdermal paste on cancer pain local or bellybutton, chest and abdomen and other capillary rich parts. Choose 1 ~ 2 parts to apply every time, 2 ~ 4 parts to apply every day, and each paste can be applied continuously for 12 ~ 16 hours. The paste has the functions of anticancer and tumorigenic, analgesic and detumescence, breaking blood stasis and removing water, and strengthening the health and the foundation.
Point application method: kaempferia, frankincense, myrrh, rhubarb, turmeric, gardenia, angelicae dahurica and scutellaria each 20 grams, fennel, clove, red peony, wood incense and cortex phellodendri each 15 grams, labyrinth 20 grains. Apply the powder, take egg white (or honey) appropriate amount, mix well into a paste. Lung cancer application milk root point, liver cancer application period door point. Patients with pain drama should change the dressing once in 6 hours, and patients with mild pain should change the dressing once in 12 hours. Use continuously until pain relieves or disappears.
Treatment of cancer pain: prescription rosin, frankincense, myrrh, zedoary each 15 grams, borneol 10 grams. Soak 500 ml white wine for 1 week. Apply to the pain, external plastic film cover, to be dry gauze, and then wet with medicinal wine, intermittent or continuous use. Generally apply 10 ~ 20 minutes to feel local cool and comfortable, pain gradually relieve.
Chinese medicine ion introduction yanhu, frankincense, myrrh and salvia miltiorrhiza each 100 grams, xu changqing 150 grams. Soak with 75% alcohol for more than 1 month, take the medicine solution and add a small amount of borneol and dimethyl sulfoxide.
Introduction of acupoints: chest pain to take the neiguan, shan zhong, is point, waist and leg pain to take shenshu, huatao, yanglingquan, kunlun and other points, shoulder back pain to take tianzong, is point, visceral disease to the corresponding viscera yu, chu, the original point. Air lag between lines or too chong; Blood stasis with blood sea, diaphragmatic shu; Phlegm and blood stasis with fenglong.
Chinese and western combined analgesic effect. Chinese traditional medicine can enhance its curative effect and reduce its side effects when combined with western medicine. For example: peony licorice decoction plus rice shell water decoction for abdominal pain effective, and can increase opioid analgesic effect. Tougucao, guxiaobiao and buguzhi three traditional Chinese medicines are effective for bone pain, and can enhance the analgesic effect of antipyretic and analgesic drugs and radiotherapy for bone metastatic cancer. Be like again: before liver cancer sharp pain often relies on injection du lingding to relieve pain, if use toad venom, yuan hu, shan jia and green skin fry thick juice exterior apply liver area, can strengthen analgesic effect. In addition, strystrine seed and toad venom (local anaesthesia is 30 to 60 times more effective than cocaine) with strong analgesic active ingredients can all act on sensory nerve endings receptors, and have synergistic analgesic effect when combined with anticancer active ingredients.
Another characteristic of Chinese medicine in treating cancer pain is its long-lasting analgesia, side effects and multiple effects.
Therefore, the application of traditional Chinese medicine in cancer pain can be positioned as the first and second ladder of cancer pain pain relief, and can also be used as the optimal combination of the third ladder of cancer pain medicine, in order to slow down the opioid dose addition, to avoid the excessive risk of opioids.