Supportive Cancer Care with Chinese Medicine / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Springer Netherlands
This book provides a comprehensive coverage and a succinct overview of the current status of supportive cancer care with Chinese medicine written by leading experts in the field.
The chapters coherently present an overview on the major treatment approaches of Chinese medicine and progresses made with different important aspects on supportive cancer care with acupuncture, herbal therapy and qigong. Moreover, there are reviews on the evidences and efficacies of Chinese medicine for controlling radiation-induced injuries, chemotherapy-related side effects, as well as pain control with Chinese medicine. In order to provide information from basic science at the bench to the patient's bedside, modern researches and clinical trials would be overviewed so as to give an up-to-date and realistic evaluation of a therapy's utility for cancer patients. It is also worth noting that toxicology, safety and herb-drug interactions are the main concerns of using Chinese medicine combined with western medicine. A chapter will expound on these issues and there will also be chapters discussing integrative Chinese and Western medicine, as well as cancer prevention with Chinese medicine.
This book presents state-of-the-art knowledge on supportive cancer care with Chinese medicine, which will appeal to anyone involved in cancer care. This is a precious book for all types of readers, including but not limited to oncologists, cancer researchers, pharmacologists, pharmaceutical specialists, traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, Chinese medicine educators, medicine postgraduates and undergraduates, cancer caregivers, cancer survivors, and family members of cancer patients who want to expand their knowledge in supportive cancer care.
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)|
Table of Contents
1 Supportive Cancer Care Using Chinese Medicine Raimond Wong Stephen M. Sagar 1
2 Supportive Cancer Care with Acupuncture Jaung-Geng Lin Yi-Hung Chen 39
3 Chinese Medicinal Herbs Use in Managing Cancer Peter Dorsher Zengfu Peng 55
4 Supportive Cancer Care with Qigong Myeong Soo Lee Kevin W. Chen Edzard Ernst 77
5 Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Reduction of Discomfort and Side-Effects of Surgery Kok-Yang Tan Xiaoxiu Wu Francis Seow-Choen 95
6 Increasing Therapeutic Gain and Controlling Radiation-Induced Injuries with Asian Botanicals and Acupuncture Stephen M. Sagar Raimond K. Wong 109
7 Controlling Chemotherapy-Related Side Effects with Chinese Medicine Shwu-Huey Liu Yung-Chi Cheng Muhammad W. Saif 141
8 Cancer Pain Control with Traditional Chinese Medicine Ting Bao Lixing Lao Aditya Bardia 169
9 Novel Developments on Artemisinin and Its Derivatives for Cancer Therapy Serkan Sertel Peter K. Plinkert Thomas Efferth 227
10 Modern Cancer Research on Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture Ruixin Zhang Lixing Lao 253
11 Clinical Trials of Chinese Medicine for the Treatment of Cancer Henry L. M. Liang Dennis H. T. Chang 271
12 Toxicology, Safety and Herb–drug Interactions in Cancer Therapy Shu-Feng Zhou 293
13 Integrating Chinese and Western Medicine in Cancer Treatment Delia Chiaramonte Lixing Lao 341
14 Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer Disease: A Review of the Evidence Jianping Liu Xun Li Huijuan Cao Torkel Snellingen 363
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The book provides a valuable contribution in relation to alternative Chinese medicine in preventing and treating cancer. It also covers the combining of Western medicine with Chinese medicine to obtain more effective results. A wide variety of topics including acupuncture, herbs and meditation are presented in the text. It also provides the current status of research dealing with the efficacy of Chinese medicine in treating cancer. Data are provided from a wide variety of researchers. This is a valuable book for health professionals interested in widening and complementing conventional Western practices.