By Tae-Young Choi, Myeong Soo Lee, Edzard Ernst (auth.), William C.S. Cho (eds.)
Cancer is without doubt one of the major killers on the earth and the occurrence is expanding, yet so much melanoma sufferers and melanoma survivors undergo a lot from the affliction and its traditional remedies’ unintended effects. some time past, scientific info confirmed that a few complementary and replacement medication (CAM) possessed anticancer talents, yet a few clinicians and scientists have queried concerning the medical validity of CAM because of the loss of medical facts. there's nice call for in narrowing the information hole to discover the medical and evidence-based wisdom of CAM within the anticancer box. With this objective, an remarkable venture of a publication sequence is introduced to structurally consolidate this area.
Although acupuncture and moxibustion were practiced for millennia, they've got come less than medical research only in the near past. Acupuncture and moxibustion were used clinically to regard cancer-related indicators (e.g. melanoma soreness, nervousness, melancholy and insomnia), deal with treatment-induced unintended effects (e.g. scorching flashes, nausea and vomiting) and improve immunity (e.g. blood mobilephone count number, lymphocyte and common killer mobile activity). this is often the 1st e-book manages to supply complete and up-to-date clinical facts of the effectiveness of acupuncture and moxibustion intervention for melanoma care. Laboratory and animal reports have exposed the mechanisms of acupuncture and moxibustion for melanoma remedy. Promising result of such a lot scientific trials convey the efficacy and safeguard of acupuncture and moxibustion in melanoma administration. This ebook comprises fifteen chapters which tackle a variety of very important facets that would impression at the software of acupuncture and moxibustion. an summary of the protection and unintended effects of acupuncture and moxibustion for melanoma care also are lined. additionally, the combination of acupuncture with Western medication in melanoma remedy and up to date scientific trials are integrated as well.
Opinion leaders all over the world have teamed as much as pursue an intensive and up to date assessment of the world, this quantity will give a contribution nice to the melanoma, medical and educational group through delivering evidence-based info at the efficacy of acupuncture and moxibustion as an anticancer therapy.
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Ginger moxibustion is also reported to produce reliable effects in the treatment of chemotherapy-induced leukopenia (Zhao et al. 2007). Few mechanistic studies of indirect moxibustion exist. One study reported moxibustion may act by producing modest thermal action and a sympathetic vibration at the skin surface (Shen et al. 2006). Another study reported that ginger moxibustion is effective in relieving abdominal pain in patients with primary dysmenorrhea. It is thought that this effect may be associated with the lowering of plasma endothelin-1 levels and elevations in serum NO (Yang et al.
2000) reported that morphine-induced place preference in rats is significantly suppressed by frequencies of 2 and 2/100 Hz, but not by 100 Hz. However, Shi et al. (2003) showed that 100 Hz electroacupuncture significantly attenuated morphine-induced CPP, and this effect was completely blocked by δ- and κ-opioid receptor antagonists, suggesting that the anti-craving effects induced by 100 Hz electroacupuncture are mediated by the activation of δand κ-opioid receptors. In 2008, Yang et al. (2008a) reviewed the possible mechanism underlying the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of drug addiction and provided clear evidence for the biological effects underlying the use of acupuncture to treat drug abuse.
1980) and plasma enkephalin (Kiser et al. 1983) have been observed after acupuncture. Subsequently, the relationship between AA and different endogenous opiates has been examined. Pomeranz and colleagues first described the possibility that different mechanisms of analgesia exist, in their investigations into different frequencies of electroacupuncture application (Cheng and Pomeranz 1979), which inspired further research. The most widely recognized research group comprises Dr Han and colleagues (Chen and Han 1992), whose experiments in electroacupuncture analgesia have clarified that frequency is a basic determinant for secretion of different endogenous opiates.