Significant advances made by Western medicine in the treatment of cancer are well-documented, but little has been written in English on complementary holistic treatment with Chinese medical methods that manage its symptoms and ameliorate the side effects of surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. This book explains the complementary approach using cases from the medical files of Professor Rencun Yu, who was trained in Western medical oncology but also practices Chinese medicine. In addition, an introductory chapter explains the basic principles of Chinese medicine, while other chapters cover the prevention of cancers through appropriate nutrition and living habits. The book should command the attention of medical professionals as well as the layperson interested in preventing and understanding the illness.There does not appear to be an equivalent book in English that explains the useful role that Chinese medicine can play as complementary treatment for cancer patients undergoing Western treatments comprising surgery, chemotherapy, or radiotherapy, or a combination of these.
- Oncology, Alternative Medicine
- February 28, 2012
- February 29, 2012
- Hong Hai, Yu Rencun