Supportive Cancer Care with Chinese Medicine

Author: William C.S. Cho

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048135554

Category: Medical

Page: 389

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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Supportive Cancer Care with Chinese Medicine

Author: William Cho

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9400791860

Category: Medical

Page: 389

View: 621

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alternative Treatment For Cancer

Author: Ping-chung Leung

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814474603

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 455

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.
Breast Cancer: Beyond Convention

Author: Isaac Cohen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743424462

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 432

View: 888

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
Acupuncture and Moxibustion as an Evidence-Based Therapy for Cancer

Author: William C.S. Cho

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400748323

Category: Medical

Page: 356

View: 155

Required reading for professionals needing a contemporary overview of the wealth of research on acupuncture and moxibustion in cancer care, this survey includes opinions from key experts and is the first to examine in depth the latest scientific evidence.
The MASCC Textbook of Cancer Supportive Care and Survivorship

Author: Ian Olver

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319909905

Category: Medical

Page: 717

View: 669

This book is intended for medical students, residents, and fellows, as well as medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, general practitioners, nurses and allied health workers. Complete with case vignettes, key points, and sidebar summaries to further assist readers using practical tips and tricks, this textbook provides current information on the management and prevention of cancer-related side effects, referring to up-to-date sources that are useful for conducting further research. It also introduces new topics, such as financial toxicity and complementary medicine, as well as covering the new side effects of targeted therapies not covered in the last edition. Additionally, MASCC Textbook of Cancer Supportive Care and Survivorship, 2nd edition assembles international, multidisciplinary experts who focus on a comprehensive range of symptoms and side effects associated with cancer and its treatment. Over the last five years, much progress has been made in supportive care, helping people cope with the symptoms of cancer and cancer treatment and addressing the physical and psychosocial matters of survivorship prior to, during, and after anticancer treatment. This is central to a patient’s wellbeing and the MASCC Textbook of Cancer Supportive Care and Survivorship, 2nd edition, explores not only the diagnosis and treatment, but also the increasingly recognized complex and ongoing symptoms experienced by long term cancer survivors. Significant advances have been made, designing strategies to manage the side effects and symptoms of treatment and to prevent them from occurring, maximizing the person’s ability to pursue daily activities. Reviews of the 1st edition: “This book reviews the management of cancer symptoms in patients and the side effects and late effects of treatment. The focus of the book is on supportive care and survivorship of cancer patients...The book covers symptomatology, medication and treatment, and system function of patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy...Photographs and algorithm charts further illustrate key points. This outstanding book is thorough in its explanations and easy to follow.” (Arlenda C. Thompson, Doody’s Review Service, January, 2011)
Evidence-based Non-pharmacological Therapies for Palliative Cancer Care

Author: William C.S. Cho

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400758339

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 403

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 the knowledge gap to explore the scientific and evidence-based knowledge of CAM in the anticancer field. With this aim, a book series is needed to structurally deliver the knowledge to readers. Integrative therapies comprise a variety of non-pharmacological interventions that assist in alleviating physical and psychological symptoms. Apart from being a life-threatening disease, cancer and its therapy are usually associated with a significant deterioration in the quality of life. There is growing evidence that non-pharmacological therapies provide symptom and pain management in cancer palliation. This volume is a specialised book presenting the research evidence relevant to the application of a range of commonly used non-pharmacological interventions in supportive cancer care, including massage, acupressure, Qigong, yoga, mind-body therapy, mindfulness-based intervention, and aromatherapy. A number of scientific researches and clinical studies support that these therapies offer potential beneficial effects for cancer patients in terms of reducing pain, anxiety, and other symptoms. Indeed, non-pharmacological therapies are increasingly gaining acceptance in the healthcare community as complementary to conventional cancer treatments. Most of them are non-invasive, inexpensive, and useful in improving quality of life, and they may be accessed by patients themselves.
Acupuncture and Cancer Survivorship

Author: Beverley de Valois

Publisher:

ISBN: 1913426270

Category:

Page: 312

View: 500

Acupuncture and Cancer Survivorship - Recovery, Renewal and Transformation is the first book to focus on the subject of using acupuncture in cancer survivorship. As a guide for practitioners it aims to help acupuncturists to: Understand the challenges faced by cancer survivorsRelate their cancer experience to the principles of traditional east Asian medicineTreat some specific consequences of cancer treatmentWork safely with cancer survivorsSupport cancer survivors on an emotional levelHelp patients come to terms with a chronic conditionManage expectations of both patient and practitionerAccess the research that has been conducted in this field. Acupuncture can play a vital role in helping the growing number of cancer survivors adjust to life post-treatment, especially in supporting them in coming to terms with how cancer has affected their lives. This includes managing the physical and emotional after effects of diagnosis and treatment, making healthy lifestyle choices, coping with the fear of recurrence, learning how to manage a chronic condition, and establishing the "new normal" that is the legacy of a cancer diagnosis.This book will help to bring the acupuncture profession more up-to-date in its understanding of cancer survivorship and related issues. It includes the stories of survivors; these are presented throughout the book using case studies to which the patients themselves have contributed. The overall objective is to enable acupuncturists to help cancer survivors gain control back over their lives post-treatment, through understanding the specific issues facing survivors and how acupuncture can help them.Most people think that when a cancer patient finishes treatment, that is the end of the cancer journey. While many people recover from having cancer and its treatments, others experience physical and emotional issues related to the consequences of their experience. Some of these issues may be ongoing and last for months, or even years, after treatment ends. This book can help acupuncturists understand the issues faced by people living with and beyond cancer and help support them in their process of recovery.
Breast Cancer

Author: Emma Pennery

Publisher: Class Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781859591987

Category: Breast

Page: 188

View: 503

Straightforward, positive and practical answers to all your questions about breast cancer. The book tackles the questions you may feel uneasy asking your doctor.
Medifocus Guidebook On: Complementary Cancer Therapies

Author: Medifocus.com, Inc. Staff

Publisher: Medifocus_com Inc

ISBN: 9781453878071

Category:

Page: 200

View: 672

The MediFocus Guidebook on Complementary Cancer Therapies is the most comprehensive, up-to-date source of information available. You will get answers to your questions, including risk factors of Complementary Cancer Therapies, standard and alternative treatment options, leading doctors, hospitals and medical centers that specialize in Complementary Cancer Therapies, results of the latest clinical trials, support groups and additional resources, and promising new treatments on the horizon. This one of a kind Guidebook offers answers to your critical health questions including the latest treatments, clinical trials, and expert research; high quality, professional level information you can trust and understand culled from the latest peer-reviewed journals; and a unique resource to find leading experts, institutions, and support organizations including contact information and hyperlinks. This Guidebook was updated on February 2, 2012.
06 - TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE IN PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF CLINICAL STUDIES PUBLISHED IN THE CHINESE LITERATURE

Author: Ho-Kee Koon

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1163842977

Category:

Page:

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Introduction: The use of traditional and complementary medicine in oncology has become increasingly prevalent. In Asian countries like China, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is commonly used as a supportive treatment though the overview of its clinical evidence is scarce. Based on the existing Chinese literature, this systematic review summarizes clinical studies of TCM use in pediatric oncology.Methods: A systematic search was conducted in six major Chinese biomedical databases for clinical studies (published before December 2018) of TCM therapies in pediatric patients (u226418 years) with cancer. Methodological quality of studies was assessed using the Jadad Scale.Results: Forty-three reports were included, comprising randomized controlled trials (n=23, 53.5%) and controlled clinical studies (n=27, 62.8%). Studies focused on children with leukemia (60.5%), neuroblastoma (11.6%), and heterogenous cancer diagnoses (23.3%). Methodological quality of most studies (n=25, 58.1%) was modest due to suboptimal reporting on randomization method or sample inclusion/criteria. Herbal medicine was the most common intervention, with a total of 147 herbs in 50 formulae reported. The most frequently reported endpoints were reduction in chemotherapy-induced adverse effects (n=33, 76.7%), such as nausea/vomiting and fatigue, as well as response/survival outcomes (n=17, 39.5%), and quality of life (n=9, 20.9%). The herbs with warm(45.0%) or cold(26.3%) nature were most frequently used and the top three flavors included sweet(62.0%), bitter( 36.7%) and acrid(23.0%). The herbs that have high affinity to spleen(51.9%), lung(40.2%) and stomach(37.1%) channels were the top three used herbs. Six acupoints and two auricular acupuncture points were identified in 7 (16.3%) studies. tConclusions: Preliminary evidence seems to support TCM as supportive therapy to alleviate treatment-related symptoms and improve health status in children with cancer. Reporting of clinical studies could be improved to synthesize more quality evidence and guide the use of TCM in pediatric oncology. Based on the categorized ingredients, association rules mining would be applied as future development to identify compatibility pattern.