Traditional Chinese Medicine for Mammary Dysplasia (Fibrocystic Breast Disease): A Case Report

  •  Abeer Elmohandes    


Breast cancer (BC) is one among the most common and fatal malignancies affecting women of all ages, though prognosis are good if caught early. Fibrocystic breast disease, which is interchangeably mentioned as fibrocystic breast, is nothing but a benign (noncancerous) condition which gives a lumpy feeling to women. It is not a rapidly progressing disease or dangerous, but is a constant source of problem to some women.

In this case report, we present a female suffering from mammary dysplasia (MD). She was initially treated with conventional medicine but received no benefit, so shifted to Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Here, acupuncture, herbal remedies, and specific instructions for a dietary regimen and bra usage were given. We found that by utilizing this holistic approach to treat the root cause, rather than the symptoms, breast pain was eliminated, cystic lumps and related densities were diminished, and cancer progression was thwarted by pursuing healthy lifestyle modification and paying more attention to diet and exercise. Ultimately, this resulted in a better quality of life and suggests that TCM can be employed successfully to treat MD when conventional medicine has failed.

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