This question is asked from the perspective of Western medicine. In Western medicine, antibiotics are used to kill bacteria. However, they are constantly multiplying more varieties. In response, more powerful antibiotics are produced and prescribed to destroy these new varieties. Humans and bacteria are dragged into a never-ending warfare and a vicious cycle. Similarly, in the face of cancer, the mode of treatment in Western medicine is to kill cancer cells with chemotherapy, and to remove tumors in surgery. When antibiotics, surgery and chemotherapy are used to kill them, the human body is treated as a lifeless machine without soul. What these treatments have in common is the focus on getting rid of the “problems”, while overlooking the root causes. The unintended consequence of such therapeutic principles and treatments is that they are covering up the problems instead of uprooting them.
In Chinese medicine, there is no such notion of destroying bacteria and cancer cells. Why kill them? Chinese medicine emphasizes balance and harmony. Bacteria are everywhere, in the nature and in human society. You can find numerous bacteria in the air, water, plants, animals, in a person’s mouth, nostrils and internal organs, and in such foods as wine, butter, cheese, vinegar, and soy sauce. In short, bacteria have always been there, in and around us. It is impossible to kill them all in a genocide. What humans can do is to maintain a balance between bacteria beneficial and harmful for us. Good balance contributes to good health. That is why in Huang Di Nei Jing, a healthy person is referred to as “a balanced person”. As long as Qi and blood can flow smoothly in the body, there will be natural balance and peaceful coexistence of these bacteria. Yin-Yang equilibrium of the human body includes balance between beneficial and harmful bacteria.
Similarly, in Chinese medicine, the way to cure cancer is to identify the living environment of cancer cells first, i.e. the root causes, and then take measures to change the environment (the cause), rather than directly targeting the cancer cells (the effect). There can be a number of factors contributing to cancer; however, the fundamental cause is blocked meridians, which creates an environment conducive to the growth of cancer cells, not normal cells. There is an old saying that “running water is never stale and a door-hinge in use is never worm-eaten”. Indeed so. Chinese medicine does not simply cut, kill or eradicate. It improves the environment in vivo, thus cold, phlegm, dampness, stagnations and toxic waste melt away, and pathogenic organisms either change their nature or are excreted.
Cupping, massage, acupuncture, moxibustion, Chinese herbal medicine and other therapies all work to dredge meridians. However, these therapies are mostly reliant on professionals. However, virtually everyone can practice PaidaLajin. For an ordinary person, the simplest and most effective way is to practice PaidaLajin to remove meridian blockages and enhance Yang energy in the body. Tumors and masses are Yin in nature. As long as there is enough Yang energy and it can flow smoothly in the meridians system, the body is warmed up, and cancer cells can no longer exist in the changed environment. In winter, ice blocks may be hard as stones; when spring comes and the temperature (Yang energy) rises, they will melt and become water. As the temperature continues to rise, water is evaporated and clouds are formed. When clouds up in the air meet with low temperature (Yin energy), rain will fall. Ancient Chinese described the natural phenomena as “gathering to form a tangible substance and evaporating into the air”. The crucial factor is the temperature: whether it is warm or cold, i.e., whether a person has abundant Yang energy or not. The birth and death of cancer cells follow the same law. In Chinese medicine, the verb Hua (化; pinyin: huà) is often used, which means “to change, to convert, to dissolve”. For instance, to Hua phlegm, dampness and stagnation; to Hua toxins into medicine, enemies into friends, and war into peace.
So, you see, whether phlegm, dampness, masses, bacteria or cancer, PaidaLajin does not target them directly, instead, it focuses on the root causes. It does not attempt to cover up the problems, but to gradually reveal and resolve them. PaidaLajin stimulates our innate self-healing mechanism to dredge meridians, enhance Yang energy and change the environment of bacteria and cancer cells, making them convert into other substances that are then absorbed by other organisms or discharged out of the body. Diseases are self-healed when the harmful and healthful cells and bacteria reach a balance. In this sense, PaidaLajin is natural, organic detoxification. And it is the self-healing mechanism that regulates how and how much toxic waste is excreted. What we do is only to activate this mechanism in us with PaidaLajin, just like starting the engine of a car with a key. That is all and that is enough.