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New Hope for Treating Cancer

Artemisinin, a herbal extract, has been used for decades, as an anti-malarial drug. However, it is now showing promise for treating cancer. Holley Pharmaceuticals ( imports Artemisinin from China, where ideal growing conditions produce the highest quality plants for making the extract.

In 1995, in the Cancer Letters journal, and in the November 2001 Life Sciences journal, Artemisinin was reported to have killed off all human leukemia and breast cancer cells in a test tube, within 8 to 16 hours, while leaving nearly all of the normal cells unharmed.

The Washington Cancer Institute Department of Orthopedic Oncology at Georgetown University Medical Centre, and a fellowship trained veterinary surgical oncologist in Washington, DC, have collaborated on a project, to determine whether Artemisinin is an effective compound in the treatment of canine osteosarcoma.

The dose recommended for most dogs is 50 mg or 100 mg twice per day for at least one month, continued for up to 6 to 12 months at a time. Artemisinin should not be combined with radiation therapy, but is compatible with chemotherapy.

For the complete story on Artemisinin, check out the May 2003 issue of The Whole Dog Journal, a monthly guide to natural dog care and training, at

Abbey Animal Hospital Business Card Scott, Audi, & Rainey

Dr. Scott Hobson, of Abbey Animal Hospital, offers acupuncture to his patients.
Abbey Animal Hospital
1131 Nottinghill Gate, Oakville, Ontario, L6M 1K5
Phone (905) 827-4100
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm - Acupuncture for Animals - Dr. R.M. Clemmons, DVM, PhD
While acupuncture cannot prevent cancer, it can be very effective in relieving pain caused by cancer, and may help balance the energy flow throughout the body. - The Veterinary Acupuncture Page, aims to provide educational material on Acupuncture to Veterinarians , who want to learn this therapeutic method. Topics include: Small Animal Cancer; Online Study Material on Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for Professionals; Lectures on Acupuncture; and Useful Web Sites in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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