Thank you for your letter which I received two days ago. I am
glad you actually bothered to send me a "snail mail" instead of the more popular
electronic mail !
I am very sorry to hear of your mother's condition. You
mentioned that she is recovering from chemotherapy as a result of breast cancer.
it must have been a very traumatic experience for her as well as all of you. I
know it is difficult to care for an immediate family member especially one that
has suffered tremendously. Chemotherapy can be very debilitating and I am sure
she has lost a lot of hair and not to mention regular vomiting and weakness. I
feel honored that you wrote me for advice.
The efficacy of herbs and vitamins
has long been established both by traditional and modern doctors. The benefits
of these are tremendous especially for those who are recovering from a serious
disease. even before the advent of modern medicine and surgery, humans have been
using traditional medicine such as herbs and roots to treat sickness and
diseases as well as cuts and bruises. As you know my sister is a homoeopathist
and hence, my extensive knowledge of this subject matter ! In fact, many
patients and even pet owners consult my sister for advice on herbs and
Western medication has side effects and is ineffective
for certain people. If you had consulted me about your mother's condition
before, I would have advised you not to proceed with chemotherapy. the latter's
side effects are known and it can be very damaging for an elderly person like
your mother. However, all is not lost.
My advice for you is to approach
pharmacist and traditional healers to identify appropriate herbs and vitamins
for your mother. explain to them your mother's health condition and status and
do not forget to mention that she had just undergone chemotherapy for cancer.
However, I would strongly recommend that you consult your mother's oncologist
first before buying the herbs and medicine. the doctor would have prescribed
some western medication for her and there can be adverse side effects if you mix
traditional medicine with modern pills. Nevertheless, if you feel the doctor's
medicine is ineffective, I suggest you stop the medication and try the herbs and
Please also feel free to contact my sister for advice. Her
patients speak very highly of her and many have told me how homeopathy has
produced better results for them compared to western medicine.
I have to leave
you here now. Do write or call me if you need further advice. send my warmest
regard to your mother and the rest of the family. take good care of yourself.
Your caring friend.