My Personal Journey of Healing

Julia Chang, MSc

11. Breast Cancer Prevention

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”

According to the American National Cancer Institute, one of the major risk factors for breast cancer is estrogen, along with radiation exposure, obesity, alcohol use, and genetics.  Certain kinds of breast cancer tumours are said to be “estrogen-sensitive”, and estrogen also plays a role in breast cell division, which is important because cancer cells often appear during cell division.

Fortunately, I have never had breast cancer myself, but I did have ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and breast cysts, which have also been linked to estrogen.  I believe that I could have developed breast cancer eventually, if I had not cleaned my liver and improved my health in time.

In addition to breast tenderness (especially just before menstruation), I noticed that two tiny dot-like blood clots had formed in the skin on my breast.  These blood clots were there for years and never caused any concern to me until a few years after I took care of my liver.  A lady friend with breast cancer showed me her breast, and I saw that she had many clots herself.

According to Chinese medicine, blood clots are the result of blood stagnation.  When excessive estrogens accumulate in the breast, they can cause further blood stagnation because the estrogen binds to sodium, which retains water.  The resultant swelling can potentially restrict blood flow, thus causing even more estrogen accumulation.

My breast tenderness and other womens' problems disappeared after I did a complete program of liver and gallbladder flushing, in addition to daily morning exercises and diet control.  Exercises reduce estrogen production, and they help a variety of other womens' problems as well.  Foods which tend to increase estrogen levels or weaken the liver should be minimized or avoided.  Also, many medications such as antibiotics weaken the liver or kidneys, so it would be wise to avoid them unless they are absolutely necessary (that is a good general rule for antibiotics in any case).

Note: it is important to stress that, although preventive measures are usually sensible and prudent, they must never be regarded as a substitute for professional medical diagnosis and treatment.

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