19659002] Using her prosthetic leg to get around, she continues to see Dr. Godfrey Chan, a pediatric oncologist at Queen Mary's Hospital in Hong Kong, said she has been diagnosed with cancer.
To get through her KC turned to a seemingly contrasting practice: traditional Chinese medicine.
When her family prepared ginseng for her to drink, she felt more energized and regained a little more strength,
But she took it with Chan's blessing – because Chan is not your typical oncologist. Though Chan practices modern Western medicine, his father is a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine.
His family history gives him an edge, helping him bridge a medical divide to the benefit of patients like KC, particularly in the cultural melting pot that is Hong Kong.
Advantages and complications
"It's like a treasure mine," Chan said. Some of this formula does not work. "
By exploring the active ingredients of thousands of items used in Chinese medicine, Chan believes , he could find treatment combinations to help patients heal faster.