Cancer Related Problems

Cancer Related Problems

There are a number of ways in which we support cancer patients, playing an adjunctive role alongside conventional treatment.

For example, many of the side effects of some conventional cancer therapies, such as surgery and chemotherapy, are deeply unpleasant, sometimes debilitatingly so. Traditional Chinese Medicine seeks to alleviate these effects and generally boost and support you as you undergo treatment, or whilst you recover afterwards.

Similarly the emotional toll of a cancer diagnosis, or of conventional treatment, can be heavy, leading to feelings of despair, anger, fear or desperation.  Our holistic approach to patient care includes help to calm the spirit, relieve stress and harmonise the emotions, helping you better manage the rollercoaster of cancer and cancer treatment.

Please click on the links below to read about specific conditions.  The list is not exhaustive but gives you an idea of how we approach these conditions.


The Sean Barkes Clinic does not claim to cure any conventional medical disease states.  Traditional Chinese Medicine seeks to re-establish and maintain the harmonious function of the human body-mind using tried and tested principles that have been discovered and matured over millennia.  A Western medical diagnosis provides very little by way of insight in informing a Chinese Medical diagnosis.  Patients usually recognise their own condition in terms of the medical disease category that they have been given by their GP or other conventional medical practitioner.  The research presented here is merely an indication of the potential to draw parallels between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Modern Western Medicine.