Gastric (Stomach) cancer is a particularly deadly form of cancer that has a very poor prognosis in most cases. Worldwide over 700,000 people will die from stomach cancer and less than 10% of the people diagnosed with stomach cancer will survive. Because of these statistics, researchers are continually looking for anything that can provide a better outcome.
Recently a team of researchers from Shanghai University conducted a study exploring a traditional Chinese Herbal Formula called Zuo Jin Wan on stomach cancer cells. The formula itself is quite basic compared to many in the materia medica with only two ingredients -Huang Lian and Whu Zhu Yu (ina 6:1 ratio). In TCM it is primarily used for what we would call liver fire leading to rebellious qi – which in some cases could be rephrase so to speak as poor diet and emotional stress leading to reflux.
Within the study, which is very heavy on biochemical terms…
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