Treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with Multiple Relapses in a 3-Years-Old Child Patient with 8-Years Follow-up according to Iranian Effective Medicine
Introduction: Leukemia is the most common malignant neoplasm during the childhood and constitutes about 31% of malignancies in under-15-year-old children.
Case Presentation: A 3-year-old son with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and a history of cancer complications and its treatment for about a 9 months. The patient was admitted to Dr. Sheikh Hospital of Mashhad after 2 months of treatment in Bojnurd health system. This hospital diagnosed the acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The patient treated with chemotherapy and different and frequent diagnostic methods. The patient returned to Bojnurd due to the lack of response to treatment, repeated relapses and lack of adequate financial resources and inability to pay the costs of repeated chemotherapy treatment and radiotherapies after a 9 months. With complaint of severe side effects and complications of drug treatments, the patient referred to traditional medicine center for treatment in September 2008. During the examination, the patient appeared pale with weak pulse, cold and swollen body. The patient was very weak and barely spoke. After entering the traditional medicine clinic, the patient was controlled for his health and nutrition. In this case, the pharmaceutical measures were according to his temperament and disease status including the medicinal herbs and combined drugs. Manual actions were used for patient including full cupping therapy of back every night until the end of therapy, Hijama (bloodletting) and massage therapy. The recovery appeared in the whole body from the fourth week. Since the patient's physical force and general status became much better, the routine tests were recommended and hemoglobin and hematocrit tests were significantly better. After 8 months, all of the tests were normal and there was not any relapse in clinical and laboratory tests until 2016.
Conclusion: Given the patient's recovery process with an approach to his physical power, mental status, cancer control, and significant recovery of acute lymphoblastic leukemia and complications caused by cancer and chemotherapy, it seems that the combination of modern and traditional medicine can pave the way for most of the common diseases, and thus it is essential to conduct widespread assessments of different diseases based on teachings of Iranian Effective Medicine.
Keywords: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, traditional medicine, modern medicine, Iranian effective medicine, leech therapy