The author is a practitioner of Chinese Herbal medicine and acupuncture in the UK, specialising in the management of cancer. He spent two weeks in China, and observed the herbal treatment of around 70 patients with cancer. Some of these patients received conventional or western treatments, such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, while some received only Chinese herbs. Chinese medicine offered great relief for a wide range of symptoms, including pain, nausea, lack of appetite, liver and kidney dysfunction, immune deficiency, emotional problems and insomnia. Several doctors also claimed that herbal medicine helped prolong the life expectancy of some patients, although the author saw no evidence for this that would be accepted by western research standards. The author believes that Chinese integrated approach has much to offer those in the West with cancer.