Also called “blood cancer”, leukemia is a progressive malignant affection, marked by the excessive and chaotic proliferation of the blood cells precursors.
The blood cells are produced by the bone marrow. Each of them performs a specific part in the body: the leukocytes or the white cells play a vital part in the immunity of the body; the erythrocytes or the red cells are responsible for the transport of oxygen and the platelets influence blood coagulation and stop hemorrhages caused by lesions.
The malignant process originates in the bone marrow. It starts by the abnormal development of a hematopoietic cell that will produce other malignant cells in its turn. These ones do not perform their normal functions and they have a different aspect from the healthy cells. As the number of healthy cells in the body decreases, being replaced by malignant cells, the immune system can hardly cope with the action of the pathogenic factors in the environment and the oxygenation as well as the coagulation processes are disturbed.
Depending on the aggressiveness of the disease and on the origin of the cells, there have been iseveral types of leukemia have been identified :
- Chronic myeloid leukemia (C.M.L.) affects especially the adults; the symptoms may be absent for years.
- Acute myeloid leukemia (A.M.L.) – the most frequent form, both in children and in adults.
- Chronic lymphoid leukemia (C.L.L.) affects only the adults ; the symptoms may be absent for years.
- Acute lymphoid leukemia (A.L.L.) – the most common form with children.
The lymphoid leukemia affects the lymphocytes, the lymphoid cells and the functions of the lymphatic and the immune system. The myeloid one affects the myeloid cells – cells that will grow into erythrocytes, leukocytes and platelets.
The evolution of the disease depends with its type and with the patient’s age.
In their chronic forms, the leukemic cells develop from hematopoietic precursor cells and the symptoms appear slowly because the cells can partially perform their tasks. This is the reason why the affection itself may not be diagnosed for years.
The symptoms depend not only on the type of leukemia but also on each individual in particular. In most cases a number of common symptoms were found :
- Chronic fatigue.
- Decreased immunity and frequent infections
- Skin pallor
- Decreased appetite and weight
- Inflammation of the lymph nodes
- Increased dimensions of the spleen and the liver, which leads to distension and abdominal pain
- Decreased physical endurance
- Excessive perspiration – especially at night
- Skeletal system fragility
- Bone and articular pains
- Fever and shivers
- Cutaneous ecchymoses
- Gingival hemorrhages
- Abnormal hemorrhages
- Easy bruising
Leukemia that has grown to affect the brain may cause headaches, vision disorders, balance disorders, vomiting, apoplexy seizures – fainting due to cerebral hemorrhage.
The skeletal system is a profound structure of the human body and its sickness shows a major disorder of the immune system. The medical practice and the experience I accumulated by treating this disease have proven the fact that leukemia sets in by the penetration of a virus into the bone marrow. Under its action, the bone marrow will enter a process of progressive putrefaction. Thus, the blood cells are produced by a sick tissue and they cannot perform their functions, deranging all the processes in the body.
Curing leukemia by the traditional medicine methods implies an intensive treatment, as the most profound structure of the human body is involved. By special techniques of Tibetan acupuncture and intensive phytotherapeutic treatment, the affected areas of bone marrow are isolated and the evolution of the affection is arrested. After that, by more complex techniques, the bone marrow is regenerated and the sick areas are replaced. The treatment goes with an alimentary diet, too, drawn for each particular patient.