Update On Treating My Young Patient With Stage 4 Stomach Cancer and Pulse Diagnosis
- February 19, 2023
- Posted by: Dr. Martha Lucas
- Category: Blog
From the desk of Martha Lucas:
Those of you who have known me for a while have heard some of the story of the now eight-year-old who was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer when he was four years old. That was the first bout. About 15 or 16 months ago, it was back with a vengeance. He went through another 13 months of horrible treatment, lost his hearing because of one of the treatments. (He wears hearing aids so not complete loss thankfully.) Finally he ended up in New York to see the one surgeon in the world who does the Whipple procedure on children. Now he is back home, but his pancreas isn’t working right. Thank God they say that cancer markers are zero. Hallelujah! Now it’s a matter of getting him less nauseated, get his digestion “fixed” which should help him have more energy.
What is his pulse picture now? As you can imagine there is a lot of knottiness which I know is partly scar tissue – knottiness on top of deficiency. His pancreatic enzymes aren’t working right = deficiency in the Sp/St position. He’s nauseated because of that = St qi going upward instead of downward. And the SJ/K/Pc positions are weak …. too weak especially since that’s the energy I have to work with to resolve the other issues. I am looking forward to the day when I can do some neural injection therapy on his scars that will (hopefully) resolve some of the knots physically. It certainly is a work in progress. While being grateful for finding the surgeon in NY, his parents are also very grateful for Chinese medicine.
For anyone who has taken the Pulse Diagnosis and Balancing training, another opportunity for private training and supervision is that Dr. Lucas offers a day of her working in your clinic for half of her usual price (within about an hour driving distance from Denver). For those away from Denver, we can set up a few days of her visiting your clinic if you email her directly firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form.
Have a great day!