Cancer Management With Chinese Medicine: Prevention And Complementary Treatments (Revised Edition)

Cancer Management With Chinese Medicine: Prevention And Complementary Treatments (Revised Edition)

by Rencun Yu, Hai Hong


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Significant advances made by Western medicine in the treatment of cancer are well-documented, but there has been much less written in English on complementary holistic treatment with Chinese medical methods that manage its symptoms and ameliorate the side effects of surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. This book explains the complementary approach using cases from the medical files of Professor Rencun Yu, who was trained in Western medical oncology but also practices Chinese medicine. In addition, introductory chapters explain the basic principles of Chinese medicine, while other chapters cover the prevention of cancers through appropriate nutrition and living habits. The book should command the attention of medical professionals as well as the layperson interested in preventing and understanding the illness.The book has been well received by the general public and healthcare professionals, and in this revised edition we have added coverage of more forms of cancer, and information on herbs used in cancer therapy has also been expanded. There are few books in English that so skilfully provides an introduction to Chinese medical principles for the general reader, then leads the reader to understand cancer management with Chinese medicine. The book is rich in both principles and details of clinical studies of the important complementary role played by Chinese medicine in Western treatments for cancer.In the latest edition of this popular text, new sections have been added on prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, lymphoma and leukaemia, completing the list of the most common cancers encountered today that are treatable with Chinese medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789813203884
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/13/2017
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Yu Rencun is Honorary Director and Professor at the Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Hong Hai is Adjunct Professor at the Nanyang Technological University and Director of the Renhai Clinic in Singapore.

Table of Contents

About the Authors ix

Preface to the Revised Edition xi

Preface to the 1st Edition xiii

1 Introduction 1

The TCM Approach to Cancer Management Hong Hai 4

2 Principles of Diagnosis and Therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine Hong Hai 7

2.1 Origins of Chinese Medical Theory 9

2.2 The Establishment of Traditional Chinese Medicine 12

2.3 Core Concepts and Entities in TCM 16

2.4 Models for Analysis and Diagnosis of Illness 28

2.5 TCM as Science 42

3 Herbs and Prescriptions for Therapy Hong Hoi 45

3.1 Chinese Materia Medica 45

3.2 Preparation and Consumption of Herbs for Medicinal Use 47

3.3 Contraindications and Toxicities 48

3.4 Classification of Herbs 51

3.5 Chinese Medical Prescriptions 54

4 Cancer Prevention and Treatment Using TCM Yu Rencun* 59

4.1 Avoidance of Factors Contributing to Higher Incidence of Cancers 60

4.2 Healthy Living for Cancer Prevention 63

4.3 Principles of Using TCM in Cancer Treatment 64

4.4 Combining Western Medical and TCM Treatments 72

4.5 Preserving Life or Eliminating the Illness? 74

5 Major Forms of Cancer and Case Studies (I) Yu Rencun* 75

5.1 Lung Cancer 75

5.2 Breast Cancer 94

5.3 Liver Cancer 107

5.4 Colorectal Cancer 117

5.5 Stomach Cancer 127

6 Major Forms of Cancer (II) Yu Rencun* 139

6.1 Prostate Cancer 139

6.2 Leukemia 149

6.3 Pancreatic Cancer 153

6.4 Lymphoma 156

7 Diet, Exercise and Health Cultivation Hong Hai Yu Rencun 171

7.1 Nutrition in Cancer Prevention 171

7.2 Nutritional Therapy for Cancer Patients 173

7.3 TCM Perspectives of Appropriate Diets for Cancer Patients 175

7.4 Dietary Restrictions 177

7.5 Exercise and Life Cultivation 178

References 183

Appendix 1 Herbs Used in Cancer Therapy 185

Appendix 2 Common Foods with Anti-Cancer Effects 229

Index 245

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