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Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Cancer Care and Prevention: Foundations and Evidence-Based Interventions

Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Cancer Care and Prevention: Foundations and Evidence-Based Interventions

by Marc S. Micozzi MD, PhD

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Provide whole care to your cancer patients with:

  • Up-to-date information on the uses of diet, nutrition, and herbs
  • Elucidations of the use of mind-body therapies such as Guided Imagery, Expressive Therapies, and spirituality
  • Legal and medical guidance for incorporating Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, and Ayurvedic Medicine in cancer care

According to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (2004), up to 80% of cancer patients undergoing treatment by oncologists and radiation therapists also supplement their treatments with complementary and integrative medicines (CIM).

Dr. Marc S. Micozzi has designed this text to provide a comprehensive resource for students and practitioners on the evidence for and applications of complementary, alternative, and integrative medical therapies.

This is the first integrative oncology text for health professionals, and as such, it is essential reading for the incorporation of evidence-based practice into the care of patients with cancer and toward the prevention of cancer in the general population.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826103086
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/25/2006
Series: Springer Series on Medical Education
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 504
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD, is the Founding Director of the Policy Institute for Integrative Medicine in Washington, DC, and a Senior Fellow of the Health Studies Collegium, and he maintains a part-time counseling practice in forensic medicine.

Table of Contents

    List of Figures and Illustrations
    List of Tables
    Part 1: Biology and Ecology of Cancer
  1. Cancer as a Cellular Phenomenon, Marc S. Micozzi
  2. Cancer as a Biologic Phenomenon, Marc S. Micozzi
  3. Antiquity and Ecology of Cancer, Marc S. Micozzi

  4. Part 2: Mind-Body Approaches
  5. Mind-Body Modalities, Carolyn Fang,
  6. Guided Imagery, Martin L. Rossman
  7. Expressive Therapies, Ilene Serlin,
  8. Religion and Spirituality, Kent C. Shih, and David Larson

  9. Part 3: Diet, Nutrition, and Natural Products
  10. History of Diet and Cancer in Human Evolution, Marc S. Micozzi
  11. Diet, Biology, and Breast Cancer, Marc S. Micozzi
  12. Prevention of Cancer withi Nutrients and Whole Foods, Marc S. Micozzi
  13. Treatment of Cancer with Nutrients, Marc S. Micozzi
  14. History of Alternative Cancer Diets, Marc S. Micozzi
  15. Natural Products in Cancer Care and Treatment, Marc S. Micozzi

  16. Part 4: Alternative Systems of Medicine
  17. Naturopathy, Marc S. Micozzi
  18. Chinese Medicine and Cancer Care, Harriet Beinfield, Efrem Korngold, Marc S. Micozzi
  19. Ayurvedic Medicine, Marc S. Micozzi
  20. Homeopathy, Joyce Frye

  21. Part 5: Alternative Therapies and Practices
  22. Controversial Therapies, Marc S. Micozzi
  23. Legal and Regulatory Acess to Alternative Cancer Treatments Alan Dumoff
  24. A Patient's Experience and Perspective, Anonymous

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"Micozzi and co-authos present many studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of various alternative therapies used to complement traditional cancer therapy (radiation and chemotherapy)....offers a wealth of information. Recommended."—Choice

"This book achieves its objective elegantly. I would encourage any physician to read it."—Doody's Book Review Service

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