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Breast Cancer Testimonial

Essiac Tea Heals Tumors

An herbal tea blend helps regress cancer tumors, detoxify the
liver; and purify the blood and other body systems

By L Kathryn Haynes


Well Being Journal Vol. 7, No.2


THERE CAME A QUICK RAPPING at my door. It was the postman delivering a
certified letter. With my hand shaking and my heart beating a mile a
minute, I reached for the letter. My eyes riveted on the return address for
a clue as to where it came from, I recognized the name of the surgeon's
office where I had recently gone to get my breasts examined. At the time of
the examination, the doctor had suggested that I set a date for surgery
before leaving the office. I had done that. But, having second thoughts, I
had phoned and canceled the appointment.

I ripped open the letter and read: "I am certain that you understood when I
explained my concern to you. The radiologist in my office stated that there
is a large mass in the left breast which is different from the other
tissue. It is recommended that the mass be excised." The letter went on to
say that I needed to phone and reschedule an appointment for surgery. It
was signed by the doctor. I was petrified, but for some inexplicable reason
I was in no hurry to have surgery.

For several months, I had been feeling a fullness in my right breast, and
both breasts were sore to the touch. When I had gone for my regular
mammogram, the technician told me I wouldn't be getting the results until
the end of the week, in spite of the fact that the radiologist read the
x-rays in the morning. I new I was going to be on edge every time the phone

I went for my annual gynecological check up. The doctor said my right
breast should be checked by a surgeon. It felt denser than it had the
previous year. I was given the names of several surgeons whom I might call.

My husband drove me about fifty miles from our home to see a doctor I had
chosen from the list. The doctor and an assistant examined me. The
examination was painful due to the pressure they put on my breasts. They
were trying to see if any fluid would come out. It didn't.

My complaint had actually begun with the right breast, but the in-house
radiologist studied the mammograms I had brought with me and decided that
it was actually the left breast that was showing a change. The doctor
described what I had as a large mass, and he recommended that I have a
lumpectomy per-formed on my left breast. I was smiling and joking while the
doctor explained it to me. The doctor, however, did not smile. That led me
to conclude this was serious business.

At first, I felt happy about the idea of getting rid of a big lump. Then
the doctor mentioned that scar tissue would probably form where the lump
was excised, and that the removal would not prevent another lump from
growing in the same place. I thought to myself, "Surgery seems to be a
no-win situation."

I was told I needed to cut out caffeine, take vitamin E, and start taking
oil of primrose on a daily basis. I could buy what I needed at a health
food store. It was also suggested I discontinue hormone replacement therapy.

I was alarmed when the doctor suggested that I might have to be placed on a
male hormone to get rid of the pain. The last thing I wanted for myself was
to look masculine. I pictured hair growing on my face. I thought to myself
that I would rather be dead than turn into a freak.

The next day, my husband drove me to a nearby health food store to buy the
vitamin E and other items I needed. We ran into a women who had helped him
with some health problems he had once had. She told us about Essiac tea.
She said many people had come into the store asking for it, and that they
had had wonderful results. She was so enthusiastic about it that I thought
to myself, "I can try it, and go under the knife later, if I decide to.

Early the next morning, I started on the program of drinking Essiac tea. It
was to be consumed on an empty stomach once in the morning and again before
I went to sleep. The tea had been used in Canada to cure cancer. I didn't
know for sure that I had cancer, but the doctor had described what I had as
a large mass.

Essiac tea had been used by a Canadian nurse, Rene Caisse, to successfully
treat thousands of cancer patients from 1920 until her death in 1978. The
treatment brought remissions to hundreds of documented cases, and the tea
came within three' votes of being legalized by the Canadian parliament in
1938. The tea had the support of many prominent physicians, including a
well-known doctor in the United States by the name of Dr. Charles Brusch.
He is known for the prestigious Brusch Medical Center and for treating
President Kennedy. He claimed a personal cure for cancer in his lower
abdomen using the tea.

The main ingredients of Essiac tea are burdock root, turkey rhubarb root,
sheep sorrel, and slippery elm bark. In 1966, two Hungarian scientists
reported "considerable anti-tumor activity with the burdock root. In 1984,
Japanese scientists discovered the mixture to be capable of reducing cell
mutation. The Japanese named the new property they found in burdock root
"the B-factor," for burdock factor. Essiac tea breaks down nodular masses
to more normal tissue, while greatly alleviating pain.

Rene Caisse found that the tea reduced tumor growth and that the other
herbs acted as blood purifiers, carrying destroyed tissue as well as
infections thrown off by the malignancy out of the body. It was observed
that the tea also strengthened the body's defense mechanisms, enabling
normal cells to destroy abnormal ones as nature intended. If a tumor did
not disappear, at least it could be regressed, then surgically removed
after six to eight Essiac treatments. Yes, I believed I would take a chance
on the tea,and go under the knife later, if I decide to.

The next morning, I awakened when it was still dark outside and I ingested
the tea on a empty stomach. After breakfast, I took vitamin E, oil of
primrose, and some multiple vitamins. During the day, I took vitamin C.
There are orange groves near where we live, and my husband began making
fresh orange juice every morning. At night, before I went to sleep, I
ingested Essiac tea on an empty stomach. This regimen went on for six weeks.

During the treatment, a feeling of confidence came over me. I realized that
1 was no longer afraid about my breast. I put off calling the surgeon's
office to reschedule the surgery. I had peace about doing this.

After taking the tea for six weeks, I noticed a remarkable improvement in
my breasts. The pain I had experienced had disappeared one week after I had
begun taking the tea. I also noticed the breast tissue seemed softer and
mote supple. This was more the way breast tissue is supposed to feel.
Before taking the tea, my breast had felt dense, lumpy, and hard. I hadn't
been able to lay on my stomach because of the pain. After the treatment, I
definitely noticed an improvement.

There was only one side effect with the tea: a constant itchy feeling on my
arms and other parts of my body. I stopped taking the tea for two weeks,
then took it again for six weeks. I again stopped for two weeks and then
did another six weeks. I had peace about my breasts. I went on with my life
and forgot about it until it was time once again for my annual mammogram.

The week after the mammogram, an envelope came in the mail. I opened the
envelope and read: "We have reviewed the radiologist's report of your
recent mammogram. There is no evidence of malignancy, and although this
does not guarantee that there is no cancer, it is reassuring."

My heart leapt with joy, but I still wanted to make sure. I got on the
phone and requested the radiologist's report. When it came, I read the
words: "No definite dominant mass or speculated density is identified."
This was evidence that my breast tissue had improved since my last
mammogram. I had good reason to rejoice.

I. KATHRYN HAYN its is trained as a teacher. She has a masters degree in
education and a learning handicap teaching credential. She has written a
book on the subject of ADD.


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