By Sharon Ko
MEDFORD, Ore. – Gold, usually thought of as jewelry or money is now a possible cure for deadly cancers.
A recent study published in a national science journal shows that a combination of gold nano-particles and components from tea, stopped tumors from growing in mice, as much as 70 or 80 percent of tumors were reduced.
Experts found that when a gold-tea component was injected, it did not spread throughout the rest of the body; unlike chemotherapy, which can harm vital organs. A local acupuncturist, Teresa Bresnan, says alternative medicine has proven successful in some cases, but it should not substitute chemotherapy.
“In my experience, we usually work in conjunction with the medical system. You know because, cancer is very tricky. It’s a big leap,” says Bresnan.
Certain metals such as gold and mercury have been used in India and traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years.