Integrating Conventional and Chinese Medicine in Cancer Care

Integrating Conventional and Chinese Medicine in Cancer Care
Author: Tai Lahans
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2007-06-05
ISBN: 0443100632
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrating Conventional and Chinese Medicine in Cancer Care Book Excerpt:

This new clinical resource clearly explains how to approach integrated care in a way that combines Chinese herbal medicine with Western medicine to enhance and improve medical care for patients with cancer - without undermining or negatively impacting patients' medical treatment. Each chapter covers a different type of cancer, first introducing the conventional medical understanding of that cancer including its etiology, diagnosis, and treatment according to staging and type. The chapter then covers that cancer from the perspective of Oriental medicine. Case studies illustrate the integration of treatment for each cancer type, raising important issues and considerations associated with specific cancers and treatments. Formulas are presented within the context of conventional treatment, intended to enhance the effectiveness of treatment and/or treat side effects without undermining the treatment's function. Each formula is followed by a discussion of how and why the herbs are used, including classical Chinese theory and relevant pharmaceutical studies. Staging and the age and performance status of various patients is used as a means by which to explain how formulas are changed. Case studies explore issues related to the integration of treatment for each type of cancer.

Management of Cancer with Chinese Medicine

Management of Cancer with Chinese Medicine
Author: Peiwen Li
Publsiher: Donica Pub Limited
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781901149043
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management of Cancer with Chinese Medicine Book Excerpt:

Integration of Chinese medicine in a cancer treatment strategy offers major advantages in dealing with commonly seen complications of the disease and in combating the side-effects of treatment by conventional medicine methods such as surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. This new reference is the first comprehensive book in English on the Chinese medicine approach to cancer management, written by a highly respected TCM oncology specialist. Drawing on the author's wide experience in one of Beijing's leading hospitals, Management of Cancer with Chinese Medicine provides a unique insight into the Chinese approach to treating cancer, emphasizing the roles played by acupuncture, herbal medicine, Qigong therapy and diet therapy in strengthening the body and acting synergistically with conventional medicine to radically improve the quality of life of cancer patients. Presents the author's wide-ranging experience in the integration of Chinese and conventional medicine to achieve the most effective cancer treatment strategy. Designed for TCM practitioners to consult in their daily practice working either in an alternative or conventional medicine environment. Provides a comprehensive discussion of the role of Chinese medicine in post-operative management and in reducing the main side-effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Explains the application of Chinese medicine in the management of the main complications of cancer such as pain, fever and bleeding. Gives the etiology, pathology, and full pattern identification for each condition, with herbal medicine and acupuncture treatment indicated for each pattern. Features carefully selected clinical experiences and case studies of 16 other eminent Chinese doctors to place Professor Li's approach in perspective and broaden the information available to practitioners. Includes chapters on diet therapy and Qigong, both of which can be practiced by patients at home.

Bridging The Gap Integrative Oncology And The Practice Of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Bridging The Gap  Integrative Oncology And The Practice Of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Author: Bianca Di Giulio,James Munson
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2020-08-24
ISBN: 9811204047
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridging The Gap Integrative Oncology And The Practice Of Traditional Chinese Medicine Book Excerpt:

The book's inherent value, currently, is in its uniqueness. There are few books on Integrative Oncology (IO). There are few books on the entirety of traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of cancer. There are even fewer, if any, books that deal with the topics of Integrative Oncology and the use of traditional Chinese medicine as a whole in the treatment of people with cancer. While very broad and deep topics, this makes for a varied audience of interest that includes not just the TCM practitioner or student, but Western health practitioners and patients as well as laypeople interested in the topic of oncology.For those interested in the topic of IO, it gives one of the few non-biased, honest and critical views of the state of IO in contrast to what is promoted by various institutions and societies.For the Western health practitioner and/or patient, many of whom are completely unfamiliar with TCM and how it works or can be used, it provides information on the breadth of TCM and how it can be applied in various ways to help improve outcomes.For the TCM practitioner or student, it provides much needed information on how to go about caring for a patient with cancer to include clinical pearls and important Western medical information and terminology.

Rx for Hope

Rx for Hope
Author: Nick Chen, M.D.,David Tabatsky
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN: 1538101610
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rx for Hope Book Excerpt:

Rx for Hope presents a novel approach to cancer treatment, integrating metronomic, low-dose chemotherapy with holistic strategies to bolster the immune system. Patients and medical professionals will find here a substantial guide to how these strategies work and how they can be implemented into their treatment plans.

Choices in Healing

Choices in Healing
Author: Michael A. Lerner
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 696
Release: 1996-02-28
ISBN: 0262621045
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Choices in Healing Book Excerpt:

Written by one of the country's leading authorities on alternative and complementary cancer treatments, Choices in Healing is designed for the cancer patient or health professional who seeks a comprehensive overview of the available choices, both in treatments and in living with cancer. Choices in Healing offers valuable information and guidance for the whole life cycle of cancer—from the initial shock of diagnosis to decisions about choosing a physician and conventional therapies, selecting complementary therapies, coping with treatment, and the art of living fully with the possibility of recurrence. There are detailed explanations and evaluations of a wide range of complementary therapy programs, including spiritual and psychological approaches, nutritional therapies, physical therapies, pharmacological therapies, and traditional medicines from around the world. There are sections on prayer and other forms of spiritual healing; psychotherapy, support groups, visual imagery and hypnosis; massage, therapeutic touch, yoga, and Qi Gong; macrobiotic diet and other cancer diets; acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicines; and numerous other unconventional therapies used by American cancer patients. With an unusual combination of compassion and objectivity, Michael Lerner describes his conclusions following more than a decade of study of unconventional cancer treatments in North America, Europe, India, and Japan. He also draws extensively on his work with hundreds of cancer patients who have participated in the Commonweal Cancer Help Programs, the residential support program depicted by Bill Moyers in his 1993 PBS documentary Healing and the Mind.

Management of Cancer with Chinese Medicine

Management of Cancer with Chinese Medicine
Author: Peiwen Li
Publsiher: Donica Pub Limited
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781901149043
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management of Cancer with Chinese Medicine Book Excerpt:

Integration of Chinese medicine in a cancer treatment strategy offers major advantages in dealing with commonly seen complications of the disease and in combating the side-effects of treatment by conventional medicine methods such as surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. This new reference is the first comprehensive book in English on the Chinese medicine approach to cancer management, written by a highly respected TCM oncology specialist. Drawing on the author's wide experience in one of Beijing's leading hospitals, Management of Cancer with Chinese Medicine provides a unique insight into the Chinese approach to treating cancer, emphasizing the roles played by acupuncture, herbal medicine, Qigong therapy and diet therapy in strengthening the body and acting synergistically with conventional medicine to radically improve the quality of life of cancer patients. Presents the author's wide-ranging experience in the integration of Chinese and conventional medicine to achieve the most effective cancer treatment strategy. Designed for TCM practitioners to consult in their daily practice working either in an alternative or conventional medicine environment. Provides a comprehensive discussion of the role of Chinese medicine in post-operative management and in reducing the main side-effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Explains the application of Chinese medicine in the management of the main complications of cancer such as pain, fever and bleeding. Gives the etiology, pathology, and full pattern identification for each condition, with herbal medicine and acupuncture treatment indicated for each pattern. Features carefully selected clinical experiences and case studies of 16 other eminent Chinese doctors to place Professor Li's approach in perspective and broaden the information available to practitioners. Includes chapters on diet therapy and Qigong, both of which can be practiced by patients at home.

Acupuncture and Moxibustion as an Evidence based Therapy for Cancer

Acupuncture and Moxibustion as an Evidence based Therapy for Cancer
Author: William C.S. Cho
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2012-10-13
ISBN: 9400748337
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acupuncture and Moxibustion as an Evidence based Therapy for Cancer Book Excerpt:

Cancer is one of the leading killers in the world and the incidence is increasing, but most cancer patients and cancer survivors suffer much from the disease and its conventional treatments’ side effects. In the past, clinical data showed that some complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) possessed anticancer abilities, but some clinicians and scientists have queried about the scientific validity of CAM due to the lack of scientific evidence. There is great demand in narrowing the knowledge gap to explore the scientific and evidence-based knowledge of CAM in the anticancer field. With this aim, an unparalleled undertaking of a book series is launched to structurally consolidate this area. Although acupuncture and moxibustion have been practiced for millennia, they have come under scientific investigation only recently. Acupuncture and moxibustion have been used clinically to treat cancer-related symptoms (e.g. cancer pain, anxiety, depression and insomnia), manage treatment-induced side effects (e.g. hot flashes, nausea and vomiting) and enhance immunity (e.g. blood cell count, lymphocyte and natural killer cell activity). This is the first book manages to provide comprehensive and updated scientific evidence of the effectiveness of acupuncture and moxibustion intervention for cancer care. Laboratory and animal studies have uncovered the mechanisms of acupuncture and moxibustion for cancer therapy. Promising results of most clinical trials show the efficacy and safety of acupuncture and moxibustion in cancer management. This book consists of fifteen chapters which address a range of important aspects that will impact on the application of acupuncture and moxibustion. An overview of the safety and side effects of acupuncture and moxibustion for cancer care are also covered. In addition, the integration of acupuncture with Western medicine in cancer treatment and recent clinical trials are included as well. Opinion leaders around the world have teamed up to pursue a thorough and up-to-date review of the area, this volume will contribute great to the cancer, clinical and academic community by providing evidence-based information on the efficacy of acupuncture and moxibustion as an anticancer therapy.

500 Treatments for 100 Ailments

500 Treatments for 100 Ailments
Author: Beth MacEoin,Dr. Christine Gustafson,Dr. Zhuoling Ren,Stephanie Caley,Dr. Geovanni Espinosa
Publsiher: Chartwell Books
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2017-11-15
ISBN: 0785835644
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

500 Treatments for 100 Ailments Book Excerpt:

All-in-one guide puts everything you need to know about traditional and alternative medicine right at your fingertips. Its authors are leading practitioners in five differetn fields -- conventional medicine, homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, herbalism, and naturopathy -- writing on everything from aches and pains, sexual dysfunction, and the common cold to mind and spirit, anxiety, and general first aid. -- Adapted from back cover.

Oncology Massage

Oncology Massage
Author: Janet Penny,Rebecca Sturgeon
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2021-04-15
ISBN: 1912085763
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oncology Massage Book Excerpt:

In Oncology Massage - an integrative approach to cancer care the authors have created a textbook which will provide both experienced and inexperienced therapists with a resource to expand their knowledge and understanding of working with people with cancer. Cancer occurrence and survivorship are now so common that every massage therapist will at some time work with clients who have been through cancer treatment. The short and long-term effects of biomedical cancer treatment require massage therapy adaptations to pressure, site, position and duration to provide safe and effective treatments. Informed massage therapists can support the body to promote overall wellness as well as identify the underlying secondary effects of cancer treatment that contribute to physical dysfunction. Oncology Massage: An Integrative Approach to Cancer Care provides massage therapists with essential information for: Treatment planning based on the physiology of cancer and cancer treatments Critical, thoughtful treatment decision making Consideration of the psychosocial effects of cancer Enhancing therapist self-awareness and building a therapeutic relationship. The information is presented in a clear and simple format with plentiful use of illustrations and information boxes which allows it to be used both as a learning tool for those new to the field of oncology massage and as a resource for quick referral when working with new patients. The techniques of massage therapy change very little; it is the knowledge and understanding of their use that distinguishes a massage therapist. Oncology Massage is unusual in that it includes contributions not only from a range of experienced practitioners but also from people with cancer who have received massage during and after cancer treatment. This feedback from clients provides an invaluable addition to the understanding of how massage can be used as a safe and effective part of cancer care.

The Acupuncturist s Guide to Conventional Medicine Second Edition

The Acupuncturist s Guide to Conventional Medicine  Second Edition
Author: Clare Stephenson
Publsiher: Singing Dragon
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2017-04-21
ISBN: 085701255X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Acupuncturist s Guide to Conventional Medicine Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Offering a systematic comparative approach to Western and Eastern medicine, this unique textbook enables students and practitioners of Chinese medicine to develop a core understanding of conventional medical language and treatments. Acupuncture practitioners increasingly find themselves working alongside Western healthcare professionals. Now in its second edition, this book is a guide to conventional medical diagnoses, symptoms and treatments, and using examples drawn from the author's experience and knowledge of TCM it encourages reflection on how these diagnoses may be interpreted from a more holistic medical perspective. It includes introductory sections on physiology, pathology and pharmacology, chapters devoted to the physiological systems of the body and the conventional approach to the treatment of diseases that can affect them, and information on dealing with patients in practice. Accompanying online material, including self-testing questions and answers and checklists for revision, is available for those wishing to use the text for systematic study.

Integrating Complementary Medicine into Veterinary Practice

Integrating Complementary Medicine into Veterinary Practice
Author: Paula Jo Broadfoot,Richard E. Palmquist,Karen Johnston,Jiu Jia Wen,Barbara Fougere
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2009-03-03
ISBN: 0813804434
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrating Complementary Medicine into Veterinary Practice Book Excerpt:

Integrating complementary treatment options with traditional veterinary practice is a growing trend in veterinary medicine. Veterinarians and clients alike have an interest in expanding treatment options to include alternative approaches such as Western and Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Nano-Pharmacology, Homotoxicology, and Therapeutic Nutrition along with conventional medicine. Integrating Complementary Medicine into Veterinary Practice introduces and familiarizes veterinarians with the terminology and procedures of these complementary treatment modalities in a traditional clinical format that facilitates the easy integration of these methods into established veterinary practices.

The New Chinese Medicine Handbook

The New Chinese Medicine Handbook
Author: Misha Ruth Cohen
Publsiher: Fair Winds Press (MA)
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2015-10-15
ISBN: 1592336930
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Chinese Medicine Handbook Book Excerpt:

Take control of your healing process and balance your mind, body, and spirit with these lessons in Chinese Medicine.

Modern Thoracic Oncology In 3 Volumes

Modern Thoracic Oncology  In 3 Volumes
Author: Cameron Robert Brian,Olevsky Olga,Gage Diana
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 1036
Release: 2018-03-16
ISBN: 9814725536
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Thoracic Oncology In 3 Volumes Book Excerpt:

Over the past nearly two decades, thoracic oncology has evolved into a highly complex oncologic subspecialty. Elaborate multimodality treatment regimens utilizing chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and increasingly more complex biological agents, including targeted and immunologic therapies are now standard for a group of malignancies that themselves have become more complex due to increasingly detailed and discriminating staging and genetic evaluation standards. A rapidly advancing knowledgebase has led to dramatic improvements in individualized or "personalized" care; but the myriad of rapid changes also have created a challenge for oncologists to comprehend and incorporate into daily practice. This staggering rapidity of change highlights the need for a comprehensive thoracic oncology textbook designed to be frequently updated in order to keep clinicians, be they pulmonologists, pathologists, radiologists, surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, or gastroenterologists, up-to-date in the most current care. Modern Thoracic Oncology utilizes a strategy designed to overcome the traditionally slow production timeline of textbook publication to keep abreast of the pace of change. To overcome this hurdle, we have recruited world experts, who have agreed to author a very small and concise topic (rather than a whole book chapter) so that the information can be frequently updated, reviewed, and published rapidly -- thereby keeping this book relevant and current. Whether one desires information regarding lung cancer screening, esophageal cancer staging, mutational analysis, targeted therapies, stereotactic ablative radiation with real-time imaging, minimally-invasive and robotic surgery, combination immunotherapy, microwave/cryoablation, or methods of early cancer detection, we have endeavored to encompass all of the latest information in the field of thoracic oncology. With frequent future updates, we hope that this ambitious reference textbook will become your sourcebook for thoracic oncology. Modern Thoracic Oncology is published in 3 volumes: Volume 1 entitled "General Principles of Thoracic Oncology" is a comprehensive introduction to thoracic oncology. Principles of thoracic oncology care are discussed and include topics, such as thoracic anatomy and embryology; medical evaluation of cancer patients, appropriate imaging modalities with a specific discussion of lung cancer screening, and the basic principles underlying the various treatment modalities. Under thoracic surgical oncology, details regarding the appropriate choice of staging as well as surgical resection of thoracic tumors are discussed with an emphasis on minimally-invasive and robotic surgery. In the radiation oncology section, treatment focusing on planning, specific types of radiation delivery, from conventional radiation to Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR), and radiation-induced toxicities (and their management) are outlines in great detail. Basic tenets of precision medical oncology also are detailed including the genetic basis of 1st through 3rd line standard cytotoxic chemotherapy, targeted biological agents, and immunotherapy along with specific guidance regarding immune-related toxicities. The principles of other therapy options, including percutaneous image-guided ablative therapy and photodynamic therapy complete invasive options. Treatment of cancer patients does not stop at invasive therapies, however. Quality of life issues for patients and their families are discussed as well as topics such as nutrition, Chinese herbal medicine, pain management, acupuncture, and end of life care. Volume 2 entitled "Trachea, Lung, and Pleura" addresses lung cancer, one of the most common and deadliest malignancies in the world as well as two relatively rare respiratory tumors. The care of lung cancer patients is highly complex and inclu

Problem Solving in Patient Centred and Integrated Cancer Care

Problem Solving in Patient Centred and Integrated Cancer Care
Author: Galina Velikova,Lesley Fallowfield,Jane Younger,Ruth E Board,Peter Selby
Publsiher: EBN Health, an imprint of Evidence-based Networks Ltd
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2018-01-01
ISBN: 0995595410
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Problem Solving in Patient Centred and Integrated Cancer Care Book Excerpt:

Winner of the BMA Oncology Book of the Year Award. The authors provide a compendium of best practice, including 25 case studies to act as models for professionals to make decisions, either for individual patients or as the basis for policy across an organisation, planning area, region or country. This guide is designed as a handbook for practising clinicians and professionals. It is also an excellent training tool, which will help new teams and clinical staff to align thinking, develop procedures, and adopt best practice.

Supportive Cancer Care with Chinese Medicine

Supportive Cancer Care with Chinese Medicine
Author: William C.S. Cho
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2010-01-08
ISBN: 9048135559
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supportive Cancer Care with Chinese Medicine Book Excerpt:

Cancer is a chronic disease. There are increasing cancer survivors after curative cancer treatment and this makes supportive cancer care an important area that more attention is needed. Chinese medicine has a long history of practice; it has aroused much interest from both Oriental and Western countries. A number of laboratory evidences and clinical trials demonstrated the effectiveness and ef?cacies of Chinese medicine for supportive cancer care. This book attempts to take a comprehensive approach to overview the different areas of Chinese medicine for supportive cancer care. This book not only serves as an introduction to novices to the area and a useful reference for those already involved, but also serves as a stimulus to these and others to employ alternative approaches to current cancer care. Hong Kong William C. S. Cho December 2009 v Contents 1 Supportive Cancer Care Using Chinese Medicine . . . . . . . . . . 1 Raimond Wong and Stephen M. Sagar 2 Supportive Cancer Care with Acupuncture . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Jaung-Geng Lin and Yi-Hung Chen 3 Chinese Medicinal Herbs Use in Managing Cancer . . . . . . . . . 55 Peter Dorsher and Zengfu Peng 4 Supportive Cancer Care with Qigong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Myeong Soo Lee, Kevin W. Chen and Edzard Ernst 5 Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Reduction of Discomfort and Side-Effects of Surgery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Kok-Yang Tan, Xiaoxiu Wu and Francis Seow-Choen 6 Increasing Therapeutic Gain and Controlling Radiation-Induced Injuries with Asian Botanicals and Acupuncture 109 Stephen M. Sagar and Raimond K. Wong 7 Controlling Chemotherapy-Related Side Effects with Chinese Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Traditional Chinese Medicine Professionalization and Integration in Hong Kong

Traditional Chinese Medicine   Professionalization and Integration in Hong Kong
Author: Kara Chan & Dong Dong
Publsiher: City University of HK Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2019-04-01
ISBN: 9629373793
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traditional Chinese Medicine Professionalization and Integration in Hong Kong Book Excerpt:

Chinese medicine has a rich history that has only been made more complex by its integration with “Western” biomedicine. Legitimization of Chinese medicine in biomedicine-dominated health systems, such as that in Hong Kong, has posed significant issues. This anthology of articles explores relevant social issues related to various Chinese medicine treatments, including acupuncture and medicinal oils, as well as insight into practitioner licensing and public perception. Each chapter tackles a topic related to the complicated process of legitimizing knowledge and power within a specific social and historical context. Written by professors and researchers with extensive knowledge of Chinese medicine, government regulation, and sociology, this collection provides an overview of the challenges and current social context of Chinese medicine that affect students and practitioners of Chinese medicine, health and para-health biomedical professionals, and patients alike. Traditional Chinese Medicine: Professionalization and Integration in Hong Kong is the first book in the Mediated Health Series, which focuses on the effects of media, lifestyle, doctor-patient communication, and the economy on health and aims to help inform medical decisions and enhance the wellbeing of individuals. "This well-researched book provides deep insight into the landscape of traditional Chinese Medicine (CM), focusing on ethnic and esoteric interpretations of “Chinese” and “Western” medicine. The discussion of legitimation and perception, acupuncture, and hybridization and integration of CM provides a unique contribution into the domain. CM academics, enthusiasts, and practitioners will certainly find this book insightful, compelling, and intriguing." – Prof Ian Phau, School of Marketing, Curtin Business School

Comprehensive Cancer Care

Comprehensive Cancer Care
Author: James Gordon,Sharon Curtin
Publsiher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2000-06-21
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comprehensive Cancer Care Book Excerpt:

Explores various treatment options available to cancer patients, including Chinese medicine, toxins, and recent experimental therapies, and explains the important role diet and emotional health play in getting well.

Alternative Treatment For Cancer

Alternative Treatment For Cancer
Author: Ping-chung Leung,Harry H S Fong
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2007-11-19
ISBN: 9814474606
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternative Treatment For Cancer Book Excerpt:

Cancer treatment has enjoyed half a century of healthy development, relying mainly on surgery, cytotoxic therapy and radiation. Achievements and successes are well reflected in the longer survival period and better quality of life. Nonetheless, cancer still spreads locally, recurs, metastasizes and remains one of the top killers.Instead of concentrating on cancer removal, it has become obvious that supportive measures are also important. These include the means to improve quality of life during treatment and to contain tumor growth. To this end, herbal medicine appears to offer holistic support via as yet unknown pathways.This volume reveals the practice of cancer treatment using herbs from all over the world, including China, India and Japan. It provides comprehensive information about the herbs commonly used, the logic of using the herbs, some of the mechanisms of action and other means of palliative treatment. While cancer victims have a thirst for choosing their own supplementary treatment, health providers have a duty to explain to them the justifications and the options.

Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Cancer Care

Traditional  Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Cancer Care
Author: Philip Tovey,John Chatwin,Alex Broom
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2007-05-07
ISBN: 113423922X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Cancer Care Book Excerpt:

Drawing on comparative fieldwork in the UK, Pakistan and Australia, this book provides the first systematic assessment of pathways and access to CAM and how it is used in health practice and by individuals with cancer. Giving fresh and invaluable insights into how differing health and societal structures influence the use complementary and alternative medicine, the book explores: the empirical, theoretical, and policy context for the study of CAM/TM and cancer the history and character of the eight support groups in which fieldwork took place in the UK, Australia and Pakistan the nature and structure of patient support groups' history, affiliation and evolution how groups function on a day-to-day basis the extent to which what is being offered in these CAM-oriented groups is in any way innovative and challenging to the therapeutic and organisational mainstream the value of sociological work in the field which is not tied to immediate and narrow policy objectives. This is an essential resource for those studying complementary and alternative medicine sociologically, to those involved in the provision of cancer care on a day-to-day basis, and to those looking to establish a more informed (evidence-based) policy.

Naturally Occurring Small Molecules For Disease And Cancer Treatment Therapeutic Benefits In Combination Therapy

Naturally Occurring Small Molecules For Disease And Cancer Treatment  Therapeutic Benefits In Combination Therapy
Author: Ho John Wing Shing
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2019-04-23
ISBN: 9814525642
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Naturally Occurring Small Molecules For Disease And Cancer Treatment Therapeutic Benefits In Combination Therapy Book Excerpt:

Western drugs and target medicines for disease treatment come with undesirable side effects that have limited their use in patients for an extended period of time. It is warranted to develop a treatment strategy with alternative medicines to reduce toxicity relating to drugs, in particular, cancer drugs. Thus, a combination therapy with herbal medicines provides a more effective treatment method for hard-to-treat diseases. The recent breakthroughs in naturally occurring small molecules from herbal medicines have provided experimental evidence and are clinically significant in treatment strategies.This unique volume presents the recent developments in the field of herbal medicines for the treatment of diseases and cancer. Recent progress on small molecules isolated from herbal medicines that exhibit therapeutic benefits in humans is highlighted. The book provides an overview of the significant discoveries and pioneering contributions of herbal medicines in combination with other drugs; the author's evaluation of the combination therapy in cancer treatment; and a recent discovery of crocodile tissue extract with pharmacological properties.