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Gold May Treat Cancer

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.

β€œIn 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.