By Tae-Young Choi, Myeong Soo Lee, Edzard Ernst (auth.), William C.S. Cho (eds.)

Cancer is without doubt one of the best killers on the earth and the occurrence is expanding, yet such a lot melanoma sufferers and melanoma survivors undergo a lot from the affliction and its traditional remedies’ negative effects. long ago, medical info confirmed that a few complementary and substitute drugs (CAM) possessed anticancer talents, yet a few clinicians and scientists have queried in regards to the medical validity of CAM because of the loss of clinical facts. there's nice call for in narrowing the information hole to discover the clinical and evidence-based wisdom of CAM within the anticancer box. With this goal, an unprecedented venture of a ebook sequence is introduced to structurally consolidate this area.

Although acupuncture and moxibustion were practiced for millennia, they've got come below clinical research just recently. Acupuncture and moxibustion were used clinically to regard cancer-related indicators (e.g. melanoma discomfort, anxiousness, melancholy and insomnia), deal with treatment-induced unwanted effects (e.g. sizzling flashes, nausea and vomiting) and increase immunity (e.g. blood mobilephone count number, lymphocyte and usual killer telephone activity). this can be the 1st ebook manages to supply accomplished and up-to-date clinical 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 such a lot medical trials exhibit the efficacy and safeguard of acupuncture and moxibustion in melanoma administration. This e-book includes fifteen chapters which tackle more than a few very important elements that might impression at the program of acupuncture and moxibustion. an outline of the security and unwanted side effects of acupuncture and moxibustion for melanoma care also are lined. additionally, the combination of acupuncture with Western medication in melanoma therapy and up to date medical trials are integrated as well.

Opinion leaders worldwide have teamed as much as pursue an intensive and up to date evaluation of the realm, this quantity will give a contribution nice to the melanoma, scientific and educational neighborhood via supplying evidence-based info at the efficacy of acupuncture and moxibustion as an anticancer therapy.

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Group 1 was treated with acupuncture at PC6 and ST36; Group 2 was treated with acupuncture at non-acupoints; Group 3 received no treatment. In the acupuncture groups, significant decreases were observed in resting heart rate and carbon dioxide production, as well as a slight decrease in oxygen consumption. These results provide further support for the hypothesis that acupuncture can decrease the resting heart rate and carbon dioxide production, and thus lower the metabolic rate (Lin et al. 1996).

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