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A - L Tonic Capsules combined with chemotherapy in treating cancers--60 cases study

Zhang S. Wu, JingTai Hospital, GanSu Province

In this article: 90 cases of cancer patients under chemotherapy were randomly divided into two group, A-L Tonic group and XYZ ( a western medicine) group. The clinical observations on symtoms, peripheral hemogram and cellular immunity showed that: A-L Tonic Capsules can apparently ameliorate clinical symptoms, increase the level of WBC & Hb, and enhance cellular immunity. The therapeutic effects are much better than XYZ.

Results:

Table 1. Effects on symptoms

Group
Cases
Apparent Effective
Effective
No effect
Total Effective
A-L Tonic
60
31 (51.7%)*
26 (43.3%)
3 (5.0%)
95.0%
XYZ
30
6 (20.0%)
20 (66.7%)
4 (13.3)
86.7%

Table 2 Effects on peripheral hemogram

Observations
Group
Cases
Apperent Effective
Effective
No Effect
Total Effective
WBC increased
A-L Tonic
60
44 (73.3%)*
12 (20.0%)
4 (6.7%)
93.3%*
XYZ
30
10 (33.3%)
7 (23.3%)
13 (43.4%)
56.6%
Hb increased
A-L Tonic
60
50 (83.3%)*
7 (11.7%)
3 (5.0%)
95.0%*
XYZ
30
4 (13.3%)
9 (30.0%)
17 (56.7%)
43.3%

Table 3 Effects on immnunity

Observations
A-L Tonic ()
XYZ ()
Cases
Before
After
Cases
Before
After
Tc (%)
60
41.8 6.4
53.7 10.2*##
30
44.7 6.3
50.2 9.4##
Th (%)
60
25.7 4.5
33.2 8.6*##
30
25.4 4.2
27.6 7.2#

Ts (%)

60
18.6 3.1
21.9 3.2
30
18.5 2.4
21.9 3.2

compared with XYZ group, * means p<0.01
compared with before treatment, # means p<0.05, ## means P<0.01

Discuss:

Table 1. - Symptoms efficacy. The apparent effective rate and total effective rate in A-L Tonic group is 51.7% and 95.0% respectively. They are both higher than the equals in the XYZ control group. The difference of apparent effective rate is significant.

Table 2. - Peripheral hemogram. A-L Tonic can greatly increase WBC (73.3% apparent, 93.3% total) and Hb (83.3% apparent, 95.0% total) value. All the numbers are significantly (p<0.01) higher than those in XYZ group.
Table 3. - Immunity. Both A-L Tonic and XYZ can increase Tc & Th levels and has almost no changes on Ts levels. But the augment effect on Tc, Th cells is higher in A-L Tonic group than in the XYZ control group (p<0.01)

Conclusion

A-L Tonic Capsules, when combined with chemotherapy in treating cancer patients, can improve conditions, boost immune system and relieve the side effects of chemotherapy, such as decrease in WBC/Hb.


 

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