Unexplained leukemia is a malignant disease of the blood system. Characterized by leukocyte and naive cells (leukemia cells) in bone marrow hematopoietic tissue or other non-self to diffuse proliferative and infiltration of various organizations have different symptoms. Abroad since starting in 1845 awareness of the disease, so far there has been a century and a half, but the cause has not yet been fully explained, may be associated with genetic, viral infections and certain physical and chemical factors (such as ionizing radiation, benzene, chloramphenicol, certain pesticide poisoning ) and so on. At home and abroad there is no specific drug can be completely cured. Western methods of use of combined chemotherapy-induced remission, but there are obvious side effects. Data showed that the leukemia death rate in our country for 3 ~ 4 / 10 million, a poor prognosis.
Modern since 1955 about the beginning of the application of Chinese medicine on the treatment of acute leukemia. Since then, up to 60 years, China's combination of traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine method in the initial stage of leukemia, this period, the clinical data and the theory of small articles, only 23, and the majority of cases the treatment is an experience. Summing up the majority of clinical experience primarily in the age of 70 to 80 up tired. 70 years, traditional Chinese medicine extracted from the Indirubin, Cephalotaxaceae base, such as fat, the clinical validation, leukemia effect of good governance in our country found leukemia medicine, prompted the development and application of Chinese medicine for the Ke-mei has broad leukemia prospects. 80's the increasing number of cases reported to date in 1990, domestic journals published a total of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine Leukemia Research article nearly 200 (including five cases of the following cases of more than 50 papers). According to rough statistics, the total number of cases reported in 3000 cases have left there, so that continuous research to develop in depth. If the cause of leukemia in medical research and to explore, from the cell kinetics, immunology indicators, treatment and control of animal experiments Syndromes and blood, bone marrow and blood, urine, such as the relationship between cyclic nucleotide different angles for a number of research to explore the mechanism of Chinese medicine treatment. System was also studied 150 cases of acute leukemia in patients with changes in the characteristics of the pulse that the pulse of change and the nature of the disease, the severity of a sense of evil and righteousness of the law of the vicissitudes of a certain degree, to further improve the Chinese medicine diagnosis and treatment of systemic leukemia and integrity. From clinical application, the treatment of leukemia by traditional Chinese medicine there are two tendencies:? Is based on traditional Chinese medicine for leukemia are known to have a clear effect, less side effects and their own characteristics, mainly in traditional Chinese medicine for treatment. The second is the use of traditional Chinese medicine the body has adjusted partial victory, reducing the role of toxic chemotherapy drugs, herbal supplement, with the western medicine treatment. It has been observed that combined Chinese and Western medicines, better than the general effect of traditional Chinese medicine or Western medicine alone, the clinical combination of Chinese and Western medicine often the main treatment. In addition, there are also some with qigong, acupuncture, Chinese patent medicines for the treatment of sporadic reports of this disease.
Chinese medicine treatment of leukemia has accumulated considerable experience, but how to make the treatment, efficacy standards tend to unity, stability, and reduce the set of the arbitrary use to enhance the efficacy of Chinese medicine, with the exception of the need to summarize the literature outside need for further clinical drug screening, the active ingredients and formulation of reform and so on.