“Dr Sommai Tongprasert MD: The Miracle Doctor Who Triumphed Over Cancer”
In September-October 1974, an orthopedic group’s lecture tour came from Bangkok to Nakhon Sawan Province. I saw an opportunity to submit my report about the patient from Trad Province who had knee cancer. I participated in the lecture tour, asking to make a presentation during the meeting (including the files from Lerdsin Hospital and my own).
I also made a request that if the doctors had any patients with similar problems that they please do not amputate their legs, but instead send those patients to me for treatment so there would be an extremely large body of clinical results. However, I never received any more patients from the hospitals at all.
When I saw my Thai modern medicine colleagues were totally disinterested in my work, in November 1974, I sent a letter to Professor Dr Ronald C Shank, PhD (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1965), then Chairman of the University of California's Department of Community and Environmental Medicine (Irvine) as well as being Director of it's Environmental Toxicology Program.[Carcinogens expert Dr Shank is currently a professor of medicine at University of California's School of Medicine and Director of its graduate program in environmental toxicology. He is also a visiting professor, international advisor and Gold Medal Awardee of Thailand's Chulabhorn Graduate Institute's International Center of Excellence on Environmental Health, Toxicology and Management of Chemicals — a network for scientific cooperation, particularly in regard to chemical carcinogens (substances that produce cancer). The network groups Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia. China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.]
I told him I had found a herbal medicine formula, produced by decoction (boiling to derive essence) for consumption by cancer patients, which shrank cancerous lumps. Dr Shank contacted me immediately and asked me to prepare some patients who had taken the herbal medicine successfully for him to view, as well as any x-rays, reports and tissue samples.
In early December of 1974, Dr Shank flew with with Professor Newburn, a pathologist friend of his, to meet me in Singburi. When I showed them the reports (about my patients) and tissue samples, Dr Shank admitted that this medical formula could be useful in curing cancer.
Dr Shank requested the formula and wanted to take the herbal medicine with him back to the US. But I declined, because I wanted Thailand and the Thai people to be famous for finding a cancer cure. So Dr Shank allowed me to choose which type of cancer I wanted to test. I suggested breast cancer, since the body part was exterior, big enough, and easily seen.
When Dr Shank returned to the US, he sent carcinogens that could cause breast cancer) from field rats to me. An instructor at Mahidol University joined me in my tests. I boiled the herbal medicine until it was nearly as viscous as rubber and sent it for testing every seven days.
The results of the tests showed that there was a possibility that this medicine could reduce the swelling in the lab rats. However, after three years of testing, this instructor went to further his education and get his doctorate in the USA, so the tests ended in 1977. When he returned from the USA, he was no longer interested in continuing the tests.
In 1975, I was promoted to the position of Nai Phaet Satharanasuk, chief medical officer of Singburi Province (surgeon general) but quit my job with the government on 1 January 1978. I am now a retired civil servant of the Ministry of Health. The reason I decided to quite before compulsory retirement because I wanted to do research and cure cancer with herbal medicine without the burden of governmental responsibilities.
Around 1981, a woman introduced herself to me and explained that she had been studying about cancer in the USA and had flown back to Thailand to visit her family. A friend of hers, Chamroon, an engineer at the Royal Irrigation Department, had had stomach cancer type Sarcoma (malignant tumors comprised of neoplastic cells similar to embryonic connective tissue) and had already had an operation before she had gone to the USA.
His doctor had told him that there was no medicine which could cure his cancer but when she came back to Thailand, she had discovered Chamroom alive and working normally. She also learned that he had taken 'Dr Sommai’s herbal medicine'. Chamroon lived to retire as Deputy Direct General of the Royal Irrigation Department.
In 1983, a woman asked me to check an ill relative at Singburi Hospital. I found the patient lying in the hospital, supported with high pillows, suffering breathing difficulties, coughing, and with a swollen stomach. Her doctor told me that there was nothing they could do to help her, and she would not live much longer. I asked her doctor’s permission to try to treat her and received his approval.
The treatment steps were:
- effuse the liquid in her lungs, replacing it with 200 mg of Endoxan (powerful alkylating agent also known as Cyclophosphamide) dissolved in two bottles of distilled water;
- effuse the liquid in her ascites (abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in peritoneal cavity) and replace with one bottle of Endoxan (side effects can include sterility, birth defects, mutations and even cancer itself);
- give plasma and amino acids;
- give the herbal medicine; and
- give 1000 mg of 5 Fu (a chemotherapy drug, also known as Fluorouracil).
We had effused both lungs and the stomach five times, keeping each treatment seven days apart. The patient’s condition had improved to normal, so the doctor who took care of her allowed her to return home. I had been treating her with herbal medicine all along and advised the patient to remove the lump in her stomach by way of operation. The patient refused and claimed that she was well and needed no operation now.
I treated her with the herbal medicine for five years. Finally the patient stopped the treatment and would not contact me. One year after she stopped taking the medicine, her relative visited me again and told me that she had suffered a relapse and was in Ramathibodi Hospital (Bangkok) at that time.
I gave her medical records to the family to take to Ramathibodi Hospital but the patient died there. I felt that using the combination of modern (chemical) medicine and this herbal medicine would have extended this patient’s life.
Later, a female patient, 60, who had a very swollen stomach, came to me. She could neither lie down nor sit down, and could only lay on her side. Her family said that she had already gone to another hospital in Bangkok but the doctors there would not take her. I used method similar to the one used for the aforementioned patient.
When we did the effusion to completely exude the liquid, I found strings of lumps (of different size) in the stomach. After continued treatment, the lumps eventually shrank. I treated her with the herbal medicine for two years but the patient refused to take it after that. The same symptoms came back and she died.
You can see that cancer symptoms which hospitals had already refused to treat, when my treatment was tried the results were quite good. I used this same method to treat all cancer patients who came to me with solid tumors (benign or malignant abnormal tissue mass containing no cysts or liquid areas) in almost all parts of the body — having them consume the herbal medicine in conjuntion with modern druge and it appeared to work very well in patients not in advanced or late stages of cancer.
After that, official research done at Siriraj Hospital–Mahidol University, with instructor Dr Kanchana Kedsa-ad MD directing the tests. The research took eight years. The students who conducted the research received their master degrees as a result.
The research found the herbal medicine formula was able to stimulate the body’s immune system to fight cancer. The medicine stimulated activity of the macrophage cells, T-lymphocytes, and Natural killer cells (NK cells) in our bodies. When Dr Kanchana retired, no doctor was interested in continuing this research.
Krungthep Thurakij Thai-language Daily Newspaper
15 October 2003
The Department of Medical Services has announced the results of a research project between three institutes that tested a herbal medication formula called “Phai-Duen-Haa”, comprised of five kinds of plants and five types of animal tissues, which was supposedly able to stop the spread of cancer cells. White blood cells in lab rats showed that the herbs activated antibodies which created new cells that surrounded the cancer cells and removed the opportunity for the cancer cells to spread.
During a 2003 meeting at the Department of Medical Services, a team of physicians and researchers from many institutes:
- Dr. Porntipa Picha MD from the National Cancer Institute;
- Dr. Sunant Chainakul from Srinakharinwirot University’s Faculty of Science;
- and Dr. Kanachan Kedsa-ad MD, a retired physician from Siriraj Hospital;
… tested the herbal formula with lab rats and found that they could cure cancer in the lab rats within 10-60 days.
Dr Kanchana, who had studied the herbal formula for over 10 years, said that the “Phai-Duen-Haa” was famous among cancer curatives, and Dr Sommai Tongprasert MD, 80, had been treating patients in Singburi with it successfully.
Interested, she did scientific research on it, and found it could stop cancer cells. However, due to the Food and Drug Administration’s need to extract (and purify) the herbs first, they were unable to place it into the category of modern medicine.
Dr. Kanchana said, “The formula ‘Phai-Duen-Haa’ consists of five types of animal tissue and five herbs, including:
- Yaa-saab-ka; and
“From our tests, we found that it could efficiently stop the growth of cancer cells because the herbs trigger antibodies that build new cells around cancer cells and quarantine them, preventing them from spreading.”
However, due to the ethical dilemma of using animal parts, they omitted the five types of animal tissue and tested only the herbs.
They found that the results of their tests were still satisfactory, although the treatment’s efficiency was reduced by 10%.
It proved unnecessary to use any animal tissue in the medicine to make it work well.
Dr Sunant Chainakul from the Chemistry Division of Srinakharinwirot University's Faculty of Science, talked about the tests in terms of the chemical quality of the herbal formula.
He said it was interesting that chemical testing of these five types of plants to extract pure substances via phytochemistry (bioassay-directed fractionation), revealed all five plants showed the ability to stop the growth of cancer cells in white blood cells, although not at the same rate.
Dr. Sunant said, “The results of our tests were very good.”
“If we put the five kinds of plants together in treating patients, it would work better than using only one kind alone.”
“Right now we do not understand the chemical structure of all the herbs and how they react with one another in order to get such positive results in curing the patients.”
When testing the effects of the herbs in the white lab rats which had eaten substances that caused breast cancer, the plants were able to:
- stopped growth of cancerous lumps within four weeks;
- extended the rats’ lives;
- increased probability of survival; and
- created no toxins in the blood.
When they studied the lab rats’ immunity by planting human cancer cells in them, they found that the herbal formula could stop the growth of cancerous lumps within 10 to 60 days. From toxicology tests, they also found no toxins in the animals when testing the hematology, pathology and blood's chemistry.
The research team concluded that the herbal formula was able to fight breast cancer in the lab rats — to stop a cancer's immunity in lab rats.
The five types of herbs also possessed the ability to stop cancer cells in white blood cells in test tubes. The herbal formula is currently being clinically tested in order to develop it for use as a medication.