This book is a valuable offering to all healthcare practitioners (especially those with an interest in cancer treatment) and to physicians, family members, and those who have or have had cancer. The author's goal is to articulate the underlying science that justifies utilizing the philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in conjunction with technology-based biomedicine, and to point the way to a new type of cancer care that is holistic in the best sense of the word.
Early chapters present discussions on the philosophy and science of TCM, the body-mind network and cancer as a systemic disease; integration of TCM into cancer supportive care, biological response modification, and enhancement of immunity. Further chapters explore psycho-neuro-immunology, nutrition aspects of cancer prevention, symptom control and side effects management in anti-cancer therapies, and psycho-spiritual elements of TCM. Several patient vignettes illustratively demonstrate the whole-person approach to therapy. There are useful resource lists and extensive references.
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