The complete guide to complementary therapies in cancer care : essential information for patients, survivors and health professionals

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  • Complementary therapies in cancer care
Published
  • Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific c2011
Physical description
1 online resource (381 p.)
ISBN
  • 1-283-43362-1
  • 9786613433626
  • 981-4335-66-5
Notes
  • Includes index.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
  • Original electronic resource Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary,
  • English
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
Contents
  • Contents; Introduction; How this Book is Organized; Some Curious Background Events; Avoid Potentially Dangerous or Worthless Remedies; Proper Research and Why it is Necessary; Purpose and Organization of this Book; Part One: Ancient Routes to Health and Spiritual Fulfillment; Part One Overview; 1 Acupuncture; What It Is; Modern Acupuncture; What Practitioners Say It Does; Beliefs on Which It Is Based; Meridians; Research Evidence to Date; What It Can Do for You; The Acupuncture Advantage; Where to Get It; 2 Ayurveda; What It Is; What Practitioners Say It Does; Beliefs on Which It Is Based
  • ChakrasResearch Evidence to Date; What It Can Do for You; Where to Get It; An Attraction of Ayurveda; 3 Chinese Medicine, Traditional (TCM); What It Is; What Practitioners Say It Does; Beliefs on Which It Is Based; The Importance of Balance; Research Evidence to Date; Place; What It Can Do for You; Where to Get It; 4 Homeopathy; "The Like Cures Like" Basis for Homeopathic Treatments; Ancient Law of Similars; What It Is; What Practitioners Say It Does; Beliefs on Which It Is Based; A Typical Homeopathic Visit; Research Evidence to Date; What It Can Do for You; Where to Get It
  • The British Government Report of 20105 Native American Healing; What It Is; Shamanic Practices; Place; Symbolic Healing Rituals; What Practitioners Say It Does; Beliefs on Which It Is Based; Research Evidence to Date; What It Can Do for You; Where to Get It; 6 Naturopathic Medicine; What It Is; Naturopathic techniques and areas of care; Place; A naturopathic first; What Practitioners Say It Does; Beliefs on Which It Is Based; Research Evidence to Date; What It Can Do for You; Where to Get It; Part Two: Dietary and Herbal Remedies; Part Two Overview
  • 7 Regulatory Issues: Who's Minding the Store?The Supplement Shambles; U.S. Government agencies that regulate dietary supplements; 8 Dietary Supplements; Basic Facts about Vitamins; Not as Simple as We Think (or as we would like); A Note about Some Especially Popular Vitamin Supplements; What It Is; What Practitioners Say It Does; Megavitamin and orthomolecular therapy; Beliefs on Which It Is Based; Research Evidence to Date; What It Can Do for You; Where to Get It; 9 Fasting and Juice Therapies; What It Is; What Practitioners Say It Does; Beliefs on Which It Is Based
  • Research Evidence to DateWhat It Can Do for You; 10 Flower Remedies; What It Is; Producing flower remedies: Bach's method; What Practitioners Say It Does; Beliefs on Which It Is Based; Research Evidence to Date; What It Can Do for You; Where to Get It; 11 Herbal Medicine; What It Is; Caution; What Practitioners Say It Does; Beware Unlikely Promises! The Blue-Green Algae Cancer Cure; The potential power of herbal ingredients; The Story of Taxol; Beliefs on Which It Is Based; Research Evidence to Date; What It Can Do for You; Recommended References
  • Warning: Herbal Products with Serious Toxic Effects
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  • English
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  • 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 ... are

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