By Tae-Young Choi, Myeong Soo Lee, Edzard Ernst (auth.), William C.S. Cho (eds.)
Cancer is likely one of the prime killers on the planet and the occurrence is expanding, yet such a lot melanoma sufferers and melanoma survivors endure a lot from the disorder and its traditional remedies’ negative effects. some time past, medical info confirmed that a few complementary and substitute medication (CAM) possessed anticancer skills, yet a few clinicians and scientists have queried concerning the clinical validity of CAM as a result of the loss of clinical facts. there's nice call for in narrowing the data hole to discover the clinical and evidence-based wisdom of CAM within the anticancer box. With this objective, an remarkable project of a booklet sequence is introduced to structurally consolidate this area.
Although acupuncture and moxibustion were practiced for millennia, they've got come below medical research just recently. Acupuncture and moxibustion were used clinically to regard cancer-related indicators (e.g. melanoma soreness, nervousness, melancholy and insomnia), deal with treatment-induced unwanted effects (e.g. scorching flashes, nausea and vomiting) and increase immunity (e.g. blood phone count number, lymphocyte and typical killer telephone activity). this is often the 1st e-book manages to supply complete and up-to-date medical facts of the effectiveness of acupuncture and moxibustion intervention for melanoma care. Laboratory and animal stories have exposed the mechanisms of acupuncture and moxibustion for melanoma remedy. Promising result of so much medical trials exhibit the efficacy and protection of acupuncture and moxibustion in melanoma administration. This e-book includes fifteen chapters which deal with quite a number vital elements that might influence at the software of acupuncture and moxibustion. an summary of the security and negative effects of acupuncture and moxibustion for melanoma care also are coated. additionally, the mixing of acupuncture with Western drugs in melanoma therapy and up to date scientific trials are incorporated as well.
Opinion leaders all over the world have teamed as much as pursue a radical and up to date evaluate of the realm, this quantity will give a contribution nice to the melanoma, medical and educational group by means of offering evidence-based info at the efficacy of acupuncture and moxibustion as an anticancer therapy.
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1 Endorphins Theory Endogenous opiates are considered to play important roles in acupuncture analgesia (AA). In early studies, naloxone, an antagonist to opiate (a morphine-like substrate), was found to attenuate the analgesic action of acupuncture in humans (Mayer et al. 1977) and mice (Pomeranz and Chiu 1976). This evidence suggested the release of a morphine-like substrate in the central nervous system (CNS) was a possible mechanism. In the early 1980s, β-endorphin and enkephalin were purified and it was suggested that they play important roles in AA.
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Acupuncture and Moxibustion as an Evidence-based Therapy for Cancer by Tae-Young Choi, Myeong Soo Lee, Edzard Ernst (auth.), William C.S. Cho (eds.)