Management of Cancer with Chinese Medicine

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Integration of Chinese medicine in a cancer treatment strategy offers major advantages in dealing with commonly seen complications of the disease and in combating the side-effects of treatment by conventional medicine methods such as surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. This new reference is the first comprehensive book in English on the Chinese medicine approach to cancer management, written by a highly respected TCM oncology specialist. Drawing on the author's wide experience in one of Beijing's leading hospitals, 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.

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Professor Li Peiwen has been 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 35 years of clinical and research experience in the use of integrated Chinese and Western medicine in the prevention and treatment of cancer. He is therefore the ideal person to write the first comprehensive manual in English on the application of Chinese medicine to cancer. Such a book has been long-awaited.

The book is presented in eight chapters. The first two outline the history of oncology theory in TCM and the basic theories for the aetiology, diagnosis and treatment of tumours in TCM. Chapters three and four cover the TCM treatment of the side-effects of conventional cancer treatment (surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy). Chapter five describes the most common complications of cancer and their treatment by TCM. Examples include pain, fever, jaundice, sweating, haemorrhage etc. Chapter six outlines the use of qigong for cancer, whilst chapter seven extensively discusses dietary therapy for cancer with numerous recipes for beverages, soups, congees and main dishes, most of which combine foods with Chinese herbs. Chapter eight covers eleven specific kinds of cancer. Each describes the clinical manifestations, aetiology and pathology, pattern identification and treatment principles, strategies for combining TCM treatment with conventional western treatment, and ' of particular value ' offers case histories and treatment principles from a range of eminent TCM oncologists.

Originally written in Chinese, this book is notable for the excellence of its translation, and it suffers from none of the shortcomings so frequently found in translations from the Chinese.

While the larger part of the treatment options is given to Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture is well covered in this book.

Until now there has not been one single textbook that offers a full account of TCM strategies for dealing with cancer. This book more than fills that gap, and anyone who works with cancer patients in their clinic would be advised to buy it.

Peter Deadman

Introduction: Origin and development of oncology theory in traditional Chinese medicine 1. Etiology and pathology of tumors in traditional Chinese medicine 2. Principles and methods in the treatment of cancer with Chinese medicine Basic principles in the diagnosis and treatment of tumors Common methods of treating tumors with Chinese medicine The role of Chinese medicine in treating tumors 3. The use of Chinese medicine in dealing with the side-effects of cancer treatment Chinese medicine and its role in surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy Chinese medicine in treatment strategies for radiotherapy and chemotherapy 4. Chinese materia medica, acupuncture and moxibustion in the treatment of common side-effects caused by radiotherapy and chemotherapy Bone marrow suppression Damage to liver functions Damage to renal functions Radiation pneumonitis Cardiotoxicity Radiocystitis Radiation proctitis Vomiting Loss of appetite Dry mouth and tongue and mouth ulcers Hair loss 5. Treatment of complications commonly associated with tumors Pain Fever Jaundice Profuse sweating Hemorrhage Pleural effusion Ascites Menstrual disorders Constipation 6. Qigong therapy Principles of Qigong in Traditional Chinese Medicine Methods commonly used in Qigong Practicing Qigong 7. Diet therapy Regulation and supplementation methods for patients with tumors Choice of foods for cancer patients Food and materia medica recipes Beverages Soups Congees (rice porridges) Cooked dishes Practical notes 8. Clinical experience of leading TCM doctors in treating malignant tumors Nasopharyngeal cancer Esophageal cancer Breast cancer Lung cancer Stomach cancer Colon cancer Bladder cancer Liver cancer Prostate cancer Ovarian cancer Cervical cancer Appendices Chinese materia medica commonly used in the treatment of cancer TCM patent medicines commonly used in the treatment of cancer

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Li Peiwen
Donica Publishing, 2003
616 pages

Author Li Peiwen
Publication Date 1 Jan 1970
Publisher Donica Publishing
Number of Pages 616
Book Format Hardback
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