Monday, June 3, 2013

Cancer Management With Chinese Medicine

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, introductory chapters explain 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 is no equivalent book in English that so skillfully combines an introduction to Chinese medical principles and cancer management for the general reader with detailed clinical studies of the crucial complementary role played by Chinese medicine in Western treatments for cancer patients.

Introduction; Principles of Diagnosis and Therapy in TCM; Chinese Herbs and Prescriptions; Cancer Prevention and Treatment Using TCM; Major Forms of Cancer and Case Studies; Diet, Exercise and Health Cultivation.

(i) Medical professionals, both Western medical doctors and TCM practitioners, particularly those practicing in Australia, Europe and America and
(ii) the lay reader who either wants general knowledge on how to prevent cancer or wishes to understand how TCM can help a friend, relative or loved one who suffers from the disease.
(iii) Also, libraries of TCM professional associations and teaching institutes.

Yu Rencun is Honorary Director and Professor at the Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  He was trained in Western medicine before undergoing an extensive course in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  He has been engaged in cancer research for over 50 years and treated numerous cancer patients in China and various parts of Southeast Asia.

He has been Advisor to the Oncology Committee of the Chinese Association for the Integration of Traditional and Western Medicine and the Singapore Thong Chai Medical Institution. For his outstanding contributions to cancer treatment and TCM, Professor Yu has been awarded over 20 prizes by the China Ministry of Health and the Beijing Municipal Government.  Professor Yu continues to treat cancer patients in China and Singapore.

Dr Hong Hai is Professorial Fellow at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Senior Fellow at NTU’s Institute of Advanced Studies.  With graduate degrees in engineering, economics and the philosophy of science, Professor Hong later studied Chinese medicine and qualified as a registered TCM physician in Singapore and researched the scientific basis for TCM for his doctoral dissertation at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.  He practises at the Public Free Clinic and the Renhai Clinic.  Professor Hong has previously served as Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee on Health as well as Chairman of the Singapore TCM Practitioners Board’s academic committee.

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