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Cancer Management with Chinese Medicine: Prevention and Complementary Treatments (Revised Edition)


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  • About the Authors
  • Significant advances made by Western medicine in the treatment of cancer are well-documented, but there has been much less 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.

    The book has been well received by the general public and healthcare professionals, and in this revised edition we have added coverage of more forms of cancer, and information on herbs used in cancer therapy has also been expanded. There are few books in English that so skilfully provides an introduction to Chinese medical principles for the general reader, then leads the reader to understand cancer management with Chinese medicine. The book is rich in both principles and details of clinical studies of the important complementary role played by Chinese medicine in Western treatments for cancer.

    In the latest edition of this popular text, new sections have been added on prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, lymphoma and leukaemia, completing the list of the most common cancers encountered today that are treatable with Chinese medicine.

  • 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. 

    Hong Hai is Adjunct Professor at the Nanyang Technological University and Director of the Renhai Clinic, Singapore. Trained originally in engineering and economics, Professor Hong later studied Chinese medicine in Singapore and Beijing, and has been a registered practising TCM physician since 2003. His research work on the scientific basis for TCM at universities in Beijing and the UK is published in Principles of Chinese Medicine: A Modern Interpretation (Imperial College Press, 2016). He is a past member of the Singapore TCM Practitioners Board and chairman of its academic committee, and has served as Chairman of the Singapore Government Parliamentary Committee on Health.

ISBN: 9789813203884
Cover Type: Hardcover
Page Count: 260
Year Published: 2017