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Management of Cancer with Chinese Medicine
By Li Peiwen
Edited by Trina Ward
638 pages
11 illustrations
Size 252 x 192 mm
ISBN 9781901149043
List Price £47.00
Special Offer Price £42.00
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Book Content

Integration of Chinese medicine in a cancer treatment strategy offers major advantages in dealing with commonly seen complications and in combating the side-effects of treatment by conventional medicine methods such as surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Management of Cancer with Chinese Medicine provides a unique insight into the Chinese approach to treating cancer, emphasizing the roles played by acupuncture, herbal medicine, Qigong therapy and diet therapy in strengthening the body and acting synergistically with conventional medicine to radically improve the quality of life of cancer patients.

Main Features
• Comprehensive discussion of the role of Chinese medicine in postoperative management and alleviation of the main side-effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy• Detailed explanation of the application of Chinese medicine in the management of the main complications of cancer such as pain, fever and haemorrhage• Aetiology, pathology and full pattern identification given for each condition, with herbal medicine and acupuncture treatment indicated for each pattern where appropriate• A selection of recent clinical observation reports, clinical experiences and case studies from other eminent Chinese doctors places the author’s approach in perspective and broadens the information available to practitioners• The balanced treatment programme is rounded off by chapters in diet therapy and Qigong, both of which can be practised by patients at home.

About the author Li Peiwen has been Professor and Director of the TCM Oncology Department at the Sino-Japanese Friendship Hospital in Beijing since 1984. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Chinese Association of Oncology in Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine and has accumulated 35 years of clinical and research experience in the application of integrated Chinese and Western medicine in the prevention and treatment of cancer.