Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine for Cancer Patients


Publishing date
16 Aug 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
29 Mar 2013

Lead Editor

1Department of Medical Oncology, Kanazawa Medical University, Uchinada, Ishikawa, 920-0293, Japan

2Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Institute of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University, Staudinger Weg 5,55128 Mainz, Germany

3Cancer Center, Kyung Hee University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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


Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine for Cancer Patients

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 2013
  • - Article ID 313751
  • - Editorial

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine for Cancer Patients

S. Schröder | S. Lee | ... | Y. Motoo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 284959
  • - Review Article

A Survey of Chinese Medicinal Herbal Treatment for Chemotherapy-Induced Oral Mucositis

Gesa Meyer-Hamme | Kathrin Beckmann | ... | Sven Schröder
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 518301
  • - Research Article

Potential Therapeutic Role of Hispidulin in Gastric Cancer through Induction of Apoptosis via NAG-1 Signaling

Chao Yuan Yu | Kang-Yi Su | ... | Yi-Lin Sophia Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 349653
  • - Research Article

Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Cancer Patients: A Four-Arm Randomized Trial on the Effectiveness of Electroacupuncture

M. Rostock | K. Jaroslawski | ... | H. H. Bartsch
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 423713
  • - Review Article

Can Medical Herbs Stimulate Regeneration or Neuroprotection and Treat Neuropathic Pain in Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy?

Sven Schröder | Kathrin Beckmann | ... | Thomas Efferth
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 516916
  • - Review Article

A Systematic Review of Experimental and Clinical Acupuncture in Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Giovanna Franconi | Luigi Manni | ... | Nicola Robinson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 131306
  • - Research Article

Antiangiogenic Activity and Pharmacogenomics of Medicinal Plants from Traditional Korean Medicine

Ean-Jeong Seo | Victor Kuete | ... | Thomas Efferth
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 487919
  • - Review Article

Chinese Medicines as an Adjuvant Therapy for Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma during Transarterial Chemoembolization: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Fan Cheung | Xuanbin Wang | ... | Yibin Feng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 984876
  • - Research Article

Distributions of Usage and the Costs of Conventional Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine for Lung Cancer Patients in Taiwan

Yueh-Hsiang Liao | Jaung-Geng Lin | ... | Tsai-Chung Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 268963
  • - Review Article

Traditional Herbal Medicine: A Review of Potential of Inhibitory Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Basic Research and Clinical Trial

Zhidong Wang | Jun Li | ... | Zongfang Li
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