Traditional and Integrative Medicine 2017. 2(1):31-38.

Treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with Multiple Relapses in a 3-Years-Old Child with 8 Years Follow-up According to Iranian Effective Medicine
Hassan Hajtalebi, Hassan Khani Iurigh, Hamid Reza Hajtalebi

Abstract


Leukemia is the most common malignant neoplasm during the childhood and constitutes about 31% of malignancies in under-15-year-old children.

We report a 3-year-old boy with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and a history of cancer complications and 9 months treatment process. After 2 months of unsuccessful treatment in a hospital in Bojnurd city, the patient was referred to Dr. Sheikh Hospital of Mashhad to undergo chemotherapy and different and frequent diagnostic methods. Due to lack of response to treatment, repeated relapses and lack of adequate financial resources and inability to pay the costs of repeated chemotherapy and radiotherapies he patient returned to Bojnurd after 9 months. With complaint of severe side effects and complications of drug treatments, the patient referred to Bojnurd traditional medicine center for treatment in September 2008. During the examination, the patient appeared pale with weak pulse, cold and swollen body. The patient was very weak and barely able to speak. After entering the traditional medicine clinic, the patient was controlled for his health and nutrition. In this case, the pharmaceutical measures were according to his temperament and disease status including the medicinal herbs and combined drugs. Manual actions were used for patient including full cupping therapy of back every night until the end of the therapy, Hijama (bloodletting) and massage therapy. The recovery appeared in the whole body from the fourth week. Since the patient's physical force and general status became much better, the routine tests were recommended of which hemoglobin and hematocrit test results were significantly better. After 8 months, all of the tests were normal and there was no relapse in clinical and laboratory tests until 2016.

Given the patient's recovery process with an approach to his physical power, mental status, cancer control, and significant recovery of acute lymphoblastic leukemia and complications caused by cancer and chemotherapy, it seems that the combination of modern and traditional medicine can pave the way for most of the common diseases, and thus it is essential to conduct widespread assessments of different diseases based on teachings of Iranian Effective Medicine.


Keywords


Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Traditional Medicine; Modern Medicine; Leech Therapy

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