Alternative Treatment for Cancer (Annals of Traditional by Ping-Chung Leung, Harry Hong Sang Fong

By Ping-Chung Leung, Harry Hong Sang Fong

Melanoma remedy has loved part a century of fit improvement, depending customarily on surgical procedure, cytotoxic remedy and radiation. Achievements and successes are good mirrored within the longer survival interval and higher caliber of existence. still, melanoma nonetheless spreads in the community, recurs, metastasizes and is still one of many best killers. rather than targeting melanoma removing, it has develop into seen that supportive measures also are vital. those contain the skill to enhance caliber of existence in the course of remedy and to comprise tumor progress. To this finish, natural drugs looks to supply holistic aid through as but unknown pathways. This quantity unearths the perform of melanoma remedy utilizing herbs from world wide, together with China, India and Japan. It offers complete information regarding the herbs generic, the common sense of utilizing the herbs, a few of the mechanisms of motion and different technique of palliative remedy. whereas melanoma sufferers have a thirst for selecting their very own supplementary therapy, healthiness companies have an obligation to give an explanation for to them the reasons and the choices.

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2003). We also have similar experience with the high but short lasting effectiveness of acupuncture treatment in malignant pain. We suggest that acupuncture is a useful treatment modality that may best be combined with other treatments to improve pain control, resulting in reduced doses of pharmaceutical analgesics. This has the benefit of reducing the incidence and degree of drug-induced side effects. A systematic review could not demonstrate the effectiveness of acupuncture as an adjunctive analgesic method for cancer patients (Lee, 2005).

The microcirculation within a tumor is very abnormal, and there are regions within the tumor where the blood flow is sluggish. In TCM, stagnation of blood is classically associated with tumors. p65 12 8/29/2007, 5:11 PM The Scientific Basis of Chinese Medicine and Cancer Care 13 blood circulation leads to areas of poor oxygenation in the tumor. , 1998). In TCM, destagnation or detoxification herbs are used to move the blood and qi within the malignant tumor. , 1999). Many of these herbs are proving to be anti-angiogenic agents (Yance and Sagar, 2006).

2005). More clinical trials need to be done to further evaluate this promising role of herbs in potentially improving the therapeutic gain. , 1993). , 1996). This may be through a local effect via release of cytokines, or through neurological reflexes that adjust the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. Its effect on tumor physiology and response to therapy remains to be investigated. However, we do know that electric pulses to the tumor can increase the response to chemotherapy.

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