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: 396
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0443100632
ISBN 13: 9780443100635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrating Conventional and Chinese Medicine in Cancer Care Book Review:

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: 616
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781901149043
ISBN 13: 1901149048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management of Cancer with Chinese Medicine Book Review:

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.

Cancer Management with Chinese Medicine

Cancer Management with Chinese Medicine
Author: Rencun Yu,Hai Hong
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-02-29
ISBN 10: 9814458007
ISBN 13: 9789814458009
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cancer Management with Chinese Medicine Book Review:

Significant advances made by Western medicine in the treatment of cancer are well-documented, but little has been 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. There is no equivalent book in English that so skillfully combines an introduction to Chinese medical principles and cancer management for the general reader with detailed clinical studies of the crucial complementary role played by Chinese medicine in Western treatments for cancer patients. Contents:IntroductionPrinciples of Diagnosis and Therapy in Traditional Chinese MedicineHerbs and Prescriptions for TherapyCancer Prevention and Treatment Using TCMMajor Forms of Cancer and Case StudiesDiet, Exercise and Health Cultivation Readership: (i) Medical professionals, both Western medical doctors and TCM practitioners, particularly those practicing in Australia, Europe and America and (ii) the lay reader who either wants general knowledge on how to prevent cancer or wishes to understand how TCM can help a friend, relative or loved one who suffers from the disease. (iii) Also, libraries of TCM professional associations and teaching institutes. Keywords:Cancer;Chinese MedicineKey Features:The book can be read by both medical professionals and the educated layman to understand a disease that affects many lives. It can be used as a guide to preventing the illness or managing it for oneself, friends and relativesIt presents some cases from the medical files of a Western-trained oncologist who has used complementary treatment with Chinese medicine over many decades with considerable successIt has chapters on the principles of diagnosis and therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine and on a holistic approach to the prevention of cancersReviews: "The book gives a breath of fresh air to an ocean of defensive summaries about TCM and its oncological practice. Geared towards medical professionals and their patients and relatives, the book does an excellent job of presenting concepts in an easy-to-understand manner … Overall, this book is a great presentation for those interested in having an introduction to Chinese medicine as well as reading up on some common cases and treatments used for various types of cancers. The book is definitely a useful reference for TCM practitioners and researchers but also appeals to a wide readership, particularly Western medical practitioners interested in the benefits of TCM and its methods." American Journal of Chinese Medicine

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 10: 9781901149043
ISBN 13: 1901149048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management of Cancer with Chinese Medicine Book Review:

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.

Rx for Hope

Rx for Hope
Author: Nick Chen, M.D.,David Tabatsky
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN 10: 1538101610
ISBN 13: 9781538101612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rx for Hope Book Review:

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.

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 10: 9400748337
ISBN 13: 9789400748330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

Integrative Oncology

Integrative Oncology
Author: Donald Abrams,Andrew Weil
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2009-03-09
ISBN 10: 0199885850
ISBN 13: 9780199885855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrative Oncology Book Review:

People facing a new diagnosis of cancer are unsettled by their prognosis and treatment options, and they often seek to integrate complementary modalities into their conventional care plan, hoping to improve their chances of cure and decrease side effects. Many do so without informing their oncologist, for fear of alienating them or not convinced that their physician would be informed about complementary therapies. Integrative Oncology, the first volume in the Weil Integrative Medicine Library, provides a wealth of information for both practitioners and consumers on the emerging field of integrative oncology. Noted oncologist Donald Abrams and integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil and their international panel of experts present up-to-date and extensively referenced chapters on a wide spectrum of issues and challenges, bound in one comprehensive, reader-friendly text in a format featuring key points, sidebars, tables, and a two-color design for ease of use. It is destined to emerge as the definitive resource in this emerging field.

Who Global Report on Traditional and Complementary Medicine 2019

Who Global Report on Traditional and Complementary Medicine 2019
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2019-05-16
ISBN 10: 9241515430
ISBN 13: 9789241515436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Global Report on Traditional and Complementary Medicine 2019 Book Review:

This report is structured in five parts: national framework for traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM); product regulation; practices and practitioners; the challenges faced by countries; and, finally, the country profiles. Apart from the section on practices and practitioners, the report is consistent with the format of the report of the first global survey in order to provide a useful comparison. The section on practices and practitioners, which covers providers, education and health insurance, is a new section incorporated to reflect the emerging trends in T&CM and to gather new information regarding these topics at a national level. All new information received has been incorporated into individual country profiles and data graphs. The report captures the three phases of progress made by Member States; that is, before and after the first WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy (1999-2005), from the first global survey to the second global survey (2005-2012) and from the second survey to the most recent timeline (2012-2018).

Comprehensive Cancer Care

Comprehensive Cancer Care
Author: James Gordon,Sharon Curtin
Publsiher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2000-06-21
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822028483402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comprehensive Cancer Care Book Review:

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.

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 10: 9789048135554
ISBN 13: 9048135559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supportive Cancer Care with Chinese Medicine Book Review:

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

TCM A Woman s Guide to Healing From Breast Cancer

TCM  A Woman s Guide to Healing From Breast Cancer
Author: Nan Lu,Ellen Schaplowsky
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-05-19
ISBN 10: 0061916994
ISBN 13: 9780061916991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TCM A Woman s Guide to Healing From Breast Cancer Book Review:

Discover The Power Of Ancient Wisdom For centuries , Traditional Chinese Medicine has helped millions of cancer patients in China, specializing in reducing the risk of breast cancer and healing it by identifying and treating its root cause. Chinese medicine offers a broad range of time-tested, natural, safe, self-healing treating that can complement prevailing Western cancer treatments. Traditional Chinese Medicine provides a nine-point healing guide that can be individually customized for women diagnosed with breast cancer; those about to undergo surgery, chemotherapy or radiation; breast cancer survivors who want to prevent recurrence, and any woman looking for serious prevention techniques. With his training, Dr. Nan Lu revives the ancient healing wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine -- Early warning signs from your body Ancient self-healing evergy movements Healing, strengthening foods and ancient techniques to strengthen you before surgery How to manage your health during chemotherapy or radiation Why and how to create a new Traditional Chinese Medicine lifestyle that addresses the root cause of breast cancer... and much more!

Hyperthermia in Oncology

Hyperthermia in Oncology
Author: Clifford L. K. Pang
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2015-05-26
ISBN 10: 0429586205
ISBN 13: 9780429586200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hyperthermia in Oncology Book Review:

Hyperthermia in oncology is the application of heat to a patient's body for the purpose of cancer treatment. In recent years, its use has seen rapid development, with a large amount of clinical data becoming available. Hyperthermia in Oncology synthesizes the current research on the topic and provides treatment protocols for using localized as well

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 10: 9814525642
ISBN 13: 9789814525640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

Breast Cancer Beyond Convention

Breast Cancer  Beyond Convention
Author: Isaac Cohen,Debu Tripathy
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780743424462
ISBN 13: 0743424468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breast Cancer Beyond Convention Book Review:

Today, more breast cancer treatment options are available than ever before. But how can you determine the course of action that is right for YOU? Breast Cancer: Beyond Convention is the only single resource that lays out all of the traditional and alternative approaches available today. Assembling a "dream team" of breast cancer experts, the editors of this truly groundbreaking guide encourage readers to work with their practitioners as they consider a variety of approaches, all explained in clear, nontechnical language. Readers will discover how to find the right caregiver and how to best complement conventional medical treatment with alternative medicine how to be "healed" without necessarily being "cured" how to incorporate traditional Chinese medicine -- including herbs, qigong, and acupuncture the right diet to choose, no matter the form of treatment; the importance of soy products; plus fifteen delicious recipes to sample the best vitamins, minerals, and natural foods, and the specific benefits -- and possible dangers -- of each the merits of spiritual treatments, from meditation and directed prayer to the powerful mystery of the "will to live." The guide features an encyclopedic appendix of websites, and lists of national support organizations, care centers, recommended audiotapes, CDs, and books -- making this the single source to help patients take control of their treatment, assuage their fears, and get them on the road to healing. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program at the University of California, San Francisco

Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare E Book

Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare E Book
Author: Volker Scheid,Hugh MacPherson
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-10-24
ISBN 10: 0702048364
ISBN 13: 9780702048364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare E Book Book Review:

Traditional East Asian healthcare systems have moved rapidly from the fringes of healthcare systems in the West towards the centre over the past 50 years. This change of status for traditional medicines presents their practitioners with both opportunities and challenges as the focus shifts from one of opposition towards one of integration into biomedically dominated healthcare systems. Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare examines the opportunities and challenges of integrating East Asian medicine into Western healthcare systems from an interdisciplinary perspective. Volker Scheid and Hugh MacPherson bring together contributions from acknowledged experts from a number of different disciplines - including clinical researchers, Chinese Medicine practitioners, historians, medical anthropologists, experts in the social studies of science, technology and medicine - to examine and debate the impact of the evidence-based medicine movement on the ongoing modernization of East Asian medicines. The book considers the following questions: •What are the values, goals and ethics implicit within traditional East Asian medical practices? • What claims to effectiveness and safety are made by East Asian medical practices? •What is at stake in subjecting these medical practices to biomedical models of evaluation? • What constitutes best practice? How is it to be defined and measured? • What are the ideologies and politics behind the process of integration of East Asian medical practices into modern health care systems? • What can we learn from a variety of models of integration into contemporary healthcare?

The Theory of Chinese Medicine

The Theory of Chinese Medicine
Author: Hai Hong
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2014-04-03
ISBN 10: 1783264292
ISBN 13: 9781783264292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theory of Chinese Medicine Book Review:

This path-breaking book reinterprets Chinese medicine using the approach of the philosophy of science in a manner that strikes common ground with biomedical science. It strips Chinese medical theory of the mystique and metaphysical pretentions that too often plague the discipline, presenting this theory as being derived from empirical observations and clinical findings. Concepts like qi and phlegm and vital organs like the shen (kidney) are interpreted, not as physical entities with defined measurable properties, but as constructs to facilitate the application of models for diagnosis and therapy. The author evaluates the five-element model and the diagnostic-therapeutic paradigm of Chinese medical syndromes, and suggests how these heuristic models can be subjected to clinical trials. Principles governing the use of herbal, acupuncture, tuina and qigong therapies are elucidated and critically examined. Written for medical professionals, philosophers of medicine and discerning readers interested in alternative therapies, the book also has practical chapters on the placebo effect and Chinese medical treatment of chronic illnesses, and a useful compilation of common Chinese herbs and formulations. Contents:Chinese Medical Theory and Its Rational ReconstructionChinese and Western Medical Thought: History and IssuesTranslating Chinese Medical TermsTCM Theory: Basic EntitiesOrgan and Meridian SystemsTCM Models in Explanation and PredictionEvidence for TCM TheoryPlacebo Effects and Cultural FactorsConclusion: TCM Theory ReinterpretedTCM Treatment of Chronic IllnessChinese Medicinal Herbs Readership: Medical professionals, both Western medical doctors and TCM practitioners; libraries of TCM professionals, associations and teaching institutes; scholars interested in the theoretical basis for Chinese medicine, and the informed general reader seeking to understand the rationale and applicability of Chinese medical therapies to enhance their health. Key Features:Provides an interpretation of Chinese medicine that can be understood by an audience comfortable and familiar with Western medicine, and fills a serious gap in the literature for explaining its workingsTakes a non-advocacy approach, laying out the rationale for Chinese diagnosis, therapy and cultivation of health, and pointing out their strengths as well as inadequacies and the need for more extensive clinical trials to support their claims.Contains informative chapters on herbs and acupuncture and the TCM approach to the treatment of chronic illnesses like heart disease, hypertension and strokes, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, menstrual and menopausal problems, as well as complementary treatment for cancerKeywords:Chinese Medicine;Epistemology;EvidenceReviews: "Despite its efficacy in treating ailments (for some of which Western medicine offers no cure), traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) continues to be regarded with skepticism in the West. To a large extent, this is due to the fact that TCM practitioners have been unable to explain TCM theories using Western scientific categories. A TCM physician who was also trained in the philosophy of science at Cambridge and the London School of Economics, Hong Hai offers a fresh and at times iconoclastic interpretation of Chinese medicine. This is without doubt the most important contribution to the field in the modern era. At last, Chinese medicine makes sense. Surprisingly accessible, this work is a must read for doctors East and West." Michael Tai, PhD (Cambridge) Research Associate Cambridge University “This is a book which should not be missed by anyone with an interest in Chinese medicine.” Donald Gillies, PhD Emeritus Professor of Philosophy of Science and Mathematics University College London “… lucid, brilliant explanation of the terminology and principles of TCM and its approach to the management of syndromes … This is a book that everyone with even the slightest interest in complementary medicine should read. It does not matter whether one agrees with TCM and accepts the practice. This is a book for understanding.” Teoh Eng Soon, MBBS, MD, FRCOG, FACS Gynecologist, former lecturer at NUS Medical School “The core of the book deals with the epistemological issues concerning the scientific status, in particular the testability, of medical conjectures in Traditional Chinese Medicine. I found it most interesting and challenging, very intelligently written and bringing to bear a great deal of common sense and good philosophy. There is much that is highly original in it.” Peter J Clark, PhD Professor of Philosophy University of St Andrews, UK “This book presents a scientific, historical, philosophical and at times, unconventional interpretation of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM terms are clearly explained in English, with the corresponding Chinese characters and phonetics in parentheses. It is a refreshing read and highly recommended to anyone who is interested and curious about Chinese Medicine, as well as those who wish to explore and understand TCM better, in order to improve and maintain one's health.” Assoc. Prof Koh Hwee Ling Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore “The book builds up a case for the clinical testing of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to bring it up to par with modern medicine. The author explains that what TCM seeks to contribute to medical science is … to provide an additional means of preventing and alleviating serious illnesses like cancer, arthritis, cardiovascular disease and many of the diseases that come with aging. Terminologies and concepts that get lost in translation … find a common ground with scientific clarity, doing away with the ambiguous nature of TCM.” Jolene Klassen Millionnaireasia

Traditional Chinese Medicine Approaches to Cancer

Traditional Chinese Medicine Approaches to Cancer
Author: Henry McGrath
Publsiher: Singing Dragon
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-08-15
ISBN 10: 0857010085
ISBN 13: 9780857010087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traditional Chinese Medicine Approaches to Cancer Book Review:

Research shows that Chinese medicine can be very effective in supporting the treatment of cancer by orthodox Western methods, and is particularly effective in alleviating many of the side effects of treatment. Henry McGrath draws on his many years as a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine to explain how Chinese medicine approaches cancer in terms of understanding and treatment. He presents the wide range of approaches that Chinese medicine has to offer people with cancer, and offers practical strategies to promote the health of the body as well as methods with which to cultivate the mind, helping the patient develop both physical and mental wellbeing. He covers a wide range of treatments, from acupuncture to Qigong, giving readers a sound basis on which to explore further specific treatment. Traditional Chinese Medicine Approaches to Cancer will be an invaluable book for people with cancer and the medical professionals who work with them.

Choices in Healing

Choices in Healing
Author: Michael Lerner
Publsiher: MIT Press (MA)
Total Pages: 667
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780262121804
ISBN 13: 0262121808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Choices in Healing Book Review:

An overview of choices in unconventional cancer treatments covers imagery, massage, therapeutic touch, herbal medicines, acupuncture, spiritual healing, yoga, and other treatments

The Complete Guide to Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care

The Complete Guide to Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care
Author: Barrie R. Cassileth
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9814335665
ISBN 13: 9789814335669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Guide to Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care Book Review:

With recent clinical advances, millions of people survive many years after a cancer diagnosis. And while their physicians deliver conventional, evidence-based therapies to treat the cancer, sometimes the cancer patient and his or her symptoms are not treated with equal skill. To manage their physical and emotional symptoms and promote health and well-being, most cancer patients and survivors use complementary therapies: Naturopathy, Ayurveda, herbalism, homeopathy, hypnosis, yoga, acupuncture, music therapy, macrobiotics, chelation therapy, colonics, hydrotherapy and many, many more. But OC are they safe? Are they effective? What problems do they address? What are the risks? When can they help? This unique and comprehensive book guides the way through the often confusing maze of complementary and alternative therapies promoted to cancer patients and survivors. The functions, benefits, backgrounds and risks are clearly presented. Learning when, if and how to use them provides medical professionals, cancer patients and survivors with the information they need to better control the symptoms and side effects of cancer and its treatment. Unfortunately, using some of these therapies without this expert guidance can lead to medical complications, or worse. The Complete Guide to Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care is an invaluable resource in making educated health care decisions for managing life during and after cancer. Through the wise and informed use of these approaches, cancer patients OCo whether just-diagnosed, during treatment or throughout Survivership are better able to manage the physical and emotional stresses that accompany cancer, leading to symptom control and improved quality of life."

Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Cancer Care and Prevention

Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Cancer Care and Prevention
Author: Marc S. Micozzi, MD. PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2006-10-25
ISBN 10: 9780826103086
ISBN 13: 0826103081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Cancer Care and Prevention Book Review:

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.