Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine for Cancer Patients 2014


Publishing date
19 Sep 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
02 May 2014

Lead Editor

1Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Institute of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University, Staudinger Weg 5, 55128 Mainz, Germany

2Department of Clinical Oncology, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University Hospital, Seoul 130-701, Republic of Korea

3Department of Medical Oncology, Kanazawa Medical University, Uchinada, Ishikawa 920-0293, Japan

4HanseMerkur Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, 20246 Hamburg, Germany


Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine for Cancer Patients 2014

Description

Progress in cancer treatment is remarkable and the importance of palliative care is more and more recognized. However, adverse reactions or events in these modern measures have also caused a lot of problems. On the other hand, acupuncture and herbal medicine have been used in many fields of health care, including cancer treatment and palliative care. Recently, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have been conducted to seek evidence in acupuncture and herbal medicine. These therapeutic measures are usually supportive for major treatments such as surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy, for example, in order to attenuate side effects of chemotherapy. Palliative care needs physical, psychiatric, social, and spiritual aspects, and acupuncture and herbal medicine have great advantage from the viewpoint of holistic care.

The main focus of this special issue will be on the roles and significance of basic research on action mechanisms and clinical studies on the efficacy and safety of acupuncture and herbal medicine in cancer treatment, attenuation of side effects, and palliative care. The special issue will become an international forum for researches to summarize the most recent developments and ideas in the field. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Acupuncture and herbal medicine for cancer pain
  • Acupuncture and herbal medicine for fatigue and quality of life of cancer patients
  • Acupuncture and herbal medicine for attenuation of side effects of cancer treatments
  • Randomized controlled trials on acupuncture and herbal medicine for cancer patients
  • Interaction of acupuncture and herbal medicine with conventional treatments
  • Guidance on the safety of herbal medicine to prevent the potential risks to cancer patients

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 326179
  • - Editorial

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine for Cancer Patients 2014

Thomas Efferth | Sookyung Lee | ... | Sven Schröder
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 494136
  • - Review Article

The Effects of Herbs and Fruits on Leukaemia

Tayebeh Azam Saedi | Sabariah Md Noor | ... | Fauziah Othman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 604152
  • - Review Article

Medicinal Plants and Other Living Organisms with Antitumor Potential against Lung Cancer

Luara de Sousa Monteiro | Katherine Xavier Bastos | ... | Marianna Vieira Sobral
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 906941
  • - Research Article

Apoptosis Induction by the Total Flavonoids from Arachniodes exilis in HepG2 Cells through Reactive Oxygen Species-Mediated Mitochondrial Dysfunction Involving MAPK Activation

Huimin Li | Jing Chen | ... | Jinlan Ruan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 280120
  • - Research Article

Antitumor Activity of Chinese Propolis in Human Breast Cancer MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 Cells

Hongzhuan Xuan | Zhen Li | ... | Fuliang Hu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 804746
  • - Review Article

Pharmacopuncture for Cancer Care: A Systematic Review

Soyeon Cheon | Xiuyu Zhang | ... | Hyangsook Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 802134
  • - Research Article

Acupuncture for Preventing Complications after Radical Hysterectomy: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

Wei-min Yi | Qing Chen | ... | Wei-kang Wu
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