While Lucy has not received chemo, there are some who have written in to me that they did. It was hard on the dogs and while dog and cancer type dependent, did not always help.
I do feel that since it's so hard on the dog, chemo might work better if you supported the dog during and after.
I found this:
Chemotherapy Side Effect Support - Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang (Ginseng and Astragalus Combination) powder for dogs
Huang Qi, Bai Zhu, Gan Cao, Ren Shen, Chen Pi, Dang Gui, Chai Hu and Sheng Ma combined from bulk dried herbs and ground into a powder. Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang is commonly used for chemotherapy immune support.
In 2007 a study was done out of the University of Minnesota by K. HWa Choi DVM. This study looked at dogs being treated with chemotherapy (including doxorubicin) for lymphoma and the side effects from treatment. It was found that dogs administered Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang had much less diarrhea and vomiting than dogs getting just chemotherapy. They also did much better than dogs getting chemotherapy and western drugs to control vomiting and diarrhea. In addition the dogs on Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang had better appetites. Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang also significantly raised white and red blood cell counts. Overall the dogs getting chemotherapy and Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang did much better than dogs just getting chemotherapy or those being treated with western drugs for the side effects.
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang helps to support digestion, the immune system, blood cell counts, and adrenal function in the body and at the same time has some strong anti-cancer herbs.
So what is in Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang?
Huang Qi – Astragulus
Bai Zhu – Atractylodes
Gan Cao (sometimes Zhi Gan Cao is used instead) – Licorice Root
Ren Shen – Ginseng
Chen Pi – Tangerine peel
Dang Gui – Chinese angelica root
Chai Hu – Bupleurum
Sheng Ma – Black cohosh
Bupleurum has some amazing cancer fighting abilities. Bupleurum can induce apoptosis or cell death in cancer cells and inhibit cancer cell growth and division. Many studies have been done on this plant especially for lung cancer.
Many of the herbs in this formula work in pairs. Astragulus and ginseng strongly support the immune system and have direct anti-cancer effects. Ginseng and licorice support adrenal function. Dang Gui with Huang Qi stimulates the bone marrow to increase blood cell production. Licorice and tangerine support digestion.
This formula also works to increase peripheral circulation and can help to prevent some skin and nail inflammatory disorders. Many animals with deficient immune function also do well on this formula. It is also often use it to support animals with deficient adrenal function (Addison’s disease). Some of its other uses are for incontinence and prolapse. It is for dogs or cats on chemotherapeutic agents who are having side effects or problems maintaining cell counts (which most tend to have).
I have also read there has also been some success in the herbal veterinary community with this herbal to help manage hemangiosarcoma along with Yunnan Bai Yao.
see article by vet here http://pathwithpaws.com/blog/2011/09/24/bu-zhong-yi-qi-tang-chemotherapy-herbal-support-for-dogs-and-cats/
I found it for sale here
https://www.etsy.com/listing/107373194/chemotherapy-support-bu-zhong-yi-qi-tang?ref=shop_home_active_15 5 grams is 1 teaspoon remember this for amount of servings in 100 grams in dosage section.
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Lucy never did radiation or chemo, she only did the Tippner Protocol. The Tippner Cancer Protocol combines immunotherapy and molecular cancer therapy using off the shelf readily available inexpensive natural substances. Here is her list. She is past 4 years after diagnosis by biopsy
I buy most of the stuff from Swanson Vitamins. They are cheaper, in capsules for dosage changes, and carry almost everything I give to Lucy except for the Chinese Herbs Stasis Breaker prescription, and the Low Dose Naltrexone prescription. Here is a $5 off coupon link I found