Evidence-based Anticancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Acupuncture and Moxibustion as an Evidence-based Therapy for Cancer

Editors: Cho, William Chi-Sing (Ed.)

  • This is the first book covering comprehensive researches to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of acupuncture as an evidence-based therapy for cancer
  • This is a timely book for those who require an updated overview of the many aspects of acupuncture and moxibustion research in cancer care
  • This is an essential reading for those who wish to explore the in-depth scientific evidence and expert opinions on the recent progress of acupuncture and moxibustion for cancer care
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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.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • An Overview of Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Cancer Care

    Choi, Tae-Young (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • The Mechanistic Studies of Acupuncture and Moxibustion

    Lin, Jaung-Geng (et al.)

    Pages 19-50

  • Acupuncture for Cancer Pain

    Paley, Carole A. (et al.)

    Pages 51-65

  • Acupuncture for the Treatment of Hot Flashes in Cancer Patients

    Peluso, Francesco C. (et al.)

    Pages 67-82

  • Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Cancer-Related Symptoms

    Wong, Raimond K. (et al.)

    Pages 83-120

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-4832-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8070-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Acupuncture and Moxibustion as an Evidence-based Therapy for Cancer
Editors
  • William Chi-Sing Cho
Series Title
Evidence-based Anticancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4833-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4833-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4832-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8070-4
Series ISSN
2211-0534
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 356
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