An Evidence Based Approach for Integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine into Complementary Cancer Care.
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.
With a preface by Edzard Ernst MD, PhD, FRCP and a foreword by James S. Gordon MD.
Praise for Restored Harmony:
this book is a fine and eloquent combination of modern science, ancient wisdom, and practical guidance, literate and accessible, as well as scientifically sound. I recommend in to all those who are concerned with creating more effective, humane, and comprehensive programs of cancer care.
--- James S. Gordon, M.D., Director,
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Washington, DC, Clinical Professor, Georgetown University School of Medicine,
Chair of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy.