Method of Activating Intestinal Peristalsis with Manual Therapy and Spices in the
Treatment of Blood Cancer and Psoriasis.
Author(s) Aybek Izzatov¹ and Michael Tsinman²
1 Tyan Anmo Medical Massage School, Deerfield, IL USA
2 AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village, IL USA
According to a report, cancer is identified as a debilitating medical problem leading to death of
8.2 million individuals, with as high as 14 million new cases being recognized all around the
world in 2012 (1). Sadly, studies have mentioned that cancer will increase significantly over the
next two decades, leading to a rise of > 70% of cases. The treatment for cancer involves three
major modalities namely surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. A major drawback of these
interventions is that they show effective outcomes only when the size of the tumor is small and is
localized. Additionally, they also impact the body systems in a negative way, inducing
Another chronic condition that manifests as an inflammatory skin disease is psoriasis. It
significantly affects an individual’s quality of life. Due to its damaging effect on several organs,
it is currently recognized as a chronic disease affecting immune systems, causing impairment.
The main etiology of psoriasis includes a wide spectrum of risk factors such as environmental
and genetic, in addition to compromised immunological mechanisms and inflammatory
mediators such as cytokines. The medications that are commonly used for psoriasis have serious
side-effects, and a higher incidence for remission. This in turn results in drug resistance on
prolonged use. Therefore, there is a strong requirement of drugs that are safe to use and have
minimal adverse effects (3,4). This has prompted several researchers to prepare drugs from
medicinal plants for the treatment of skin disorders. Furthermore, plants with anticancer
properties have been identified and their extractions are also being used. Traditional plants that
have been used for psoriasis and other skin conditions include: Thai, Korean, Ayurveda and
Chinese herbal plants.
Numerous spices are being used for cancer treatment, particularly due to these benefits and no
side effects as that observed with synthetic or pharmaceutical medications including nausea,
vomiting, chemotherapy-induced indigestion and metallic taste (5). The use of spices in psoriasis
is recognized as a promising therapeutic approach due to its effective and natural ingredients that
modulate several organs that get impaired (6).
Hence, the aim of the present study is to demonstrate the significance and role of various spices
as a potential mechanism for the treatment of psoriasis and cancer. The effective properties of
certain spices will be elaborated including onion, garlic, black pepper, anise, triphala mixed with
vegetable oil. The main objective is to demonstrate their mode of action in regulating intestinal
peristalsis in treatment of blood cancer and psoriasis. Additionally, manual therapy has also been
applied to the patients and its importance will also be discussed in detail.