Cancer & Supportive Therapy


I suffer from Multiple Myeloma (a cancer of the plasma cells), and I have been seeing Andrew Flower, who has been a tremendous help, since September 2009.  I have had a stem cell transplant and chemotherapy and have taken the Chinese Herbs in conjunction with both.  The herbs have been fantastic, having the triple effect of: reducing the adverse effects of the chemo, whilst boosting its effectiveness and fighting off the cancer.

The cancer cells are currently at an untraceable level in my system and quite clearly I want to keep it that way, so I am still having regular appointments at Avicenna.  I’m continuing with the herbs to enable me to stay in remission for as long as possible, it’s great that I don’t have to worry about any side effects whilst taking them and I feel fitter than I have for years.  I feel like I have my life back.


I first saw Andrew Flower 2 years ago whilst I was having radiotherapy for throat cancer.  He prescribed me an ointment for external burns on my throat and internal herbs that helped to heal the burns on the inside of my throat and the infection that I had developed.  They strengthened my immune system and helped me cope with the treatment.  When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I returned to Andrew for more herbs.

My experience of the herbs was that they really strengthened my inner core, meaning that I could lead a more active life whilst undergoing treatment.  By boosting my immune system, I felt better and was therefore able to do more whilst I was recuperating.  This in turn speeded up my recovery, as I was able to maintain as normal a life as possible.  I really believe my fuller, faster and active recovery was due in great part to the herbs.  They were a fantastic support and have helped me to stay strong, it has been two and a half years and I feel great.