Alternative and Complementary Therapies for Cancer: by Dao M. Nguyen (auth.), Moulay Alaoui-Jamali (eds.)

By Dao M. Nguyen (auth.), Moulay Alaoui-Jamali (eds.)

Management of complex cancers by way of sleek remedies might be hampered by means of the unavailability of effective medications, and is the reason partly the excessive mortality charges noticeable in sufferers with complex cancers. substitute remedies, quite these utilizing formulations derived from natural, marine and animal items, are wealthy assets of chemically varied and intricate molecules with the capability to find novel medications. substitute and Complementary cures for melanoma is exclusive within the box, because it provides the growth and obstacles of other remedies via an strange interface of conventional and glossy options assembled via famous specialists (from China, India, united states, Canada, and Europe) in scientific oncology, replacement drugs, melanoma pharmacology and medicinal chemistry. present advancements from scientific and regulatory views are provided, parts of controversy and strength integration of different and complementary remedies are highlighted, and destiny views for the invention of natural ingredients which may supplement anticancer medicinal drugs are discussed.

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Subsequently, Vaidya et al. reported long-term survival and cure in one patient who had ascites and metastatic ovarian cancer. Over seven years, with a regular intake of a tealike extract of T. Cordifolia, her ascites disappeared, and the metastases regressed completely [97]. Recently, a patient with metastatic ovarian cancer underwent complementary treatment with T. cordifolia extract (Immumod) as a major ingredient. Despite surgery and chemotherapy, she had recurrence of the tumour in the lymph nodes but not in any of the parenchymal organs or bones.

The recommended formulation is ‘‘Li zhong tang and wuzhu yu tang’’. Type 5 cancer is characterized by asthenia yin by stomach heat, and, therefore, the therapy consists of nourishing the stomach to produce more fluid. The proposed formula is ‘‘Yi Wei Tang’’. Type 6 cancer is characterized by asthenia Qi and blood, and the therapy consists of nourishing Qi, blood, spleen and kidney. The proposed formula is ‘‘Shi quan da bu tang’’. Therefore, there are several TCM formulations for one cancer type based on the differentiation stage, and recipes can be subject to a wide variability within geographical locations, and amongst hospitals, and TCM practitioners.

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