Alternative and Complementary Therapies for Cancer: by Dao M. Nguyen (auth.), Moulay Alaoui-Jamali (eds.)

By Dao M. Nguyen (auth.), Moulay Alaoui-Jamali (eds.)

Management of complex cancers by way of glossy treatments might be hampered by way of the unavailability of effective medicines, and is the reason partially the excessive mortality premiums visible in sufferers with complicated cancers. replacement treatments, relatively these utilizing formulations derived from natural, marine and animal items, are wealthy resources of chemically various and intricate molecules with the aptitude to find novel medicines. replacement and Complementary remedies for melanoma is exclusive within the box, because it provides the development and barriers of different cures via an strange interface of conventional and glossy thoughts assembled through famous specialists (from China, India, united states, Canada, and Europe) in scientific oncology, substitute medication, melanoma pharmacology and medicinal chemistry. present advancements from medical and regulatory views are awarded, parts of controversy and power integration of other and complementary cures are highlighted, and destiny views for the invention of natural ingredients which may supplement anticancer medications are discussed.

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These activities are: (1) antidiabetic [80], (2) antioxident 3 Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Cancer Care in India 47 [81], (3) antimicrobial [82], (4) immunomodulator [83], (5) antistress [84], (6) hepatoprotective [85], (7) anti-inflammatory and antipyretic [86], (8) diuretic [87], and (9) cognition and memory enhancing [88]. Some of these activities are relevant to complementary care of cancer. The anticancer activity of T. cordifolia has been shown against a broad spectrum of targets, in vitro and in vivo.

The description of benign and malignant types of tumours has also been specified as curable and incurable. Even the spreading nature of cancer was described in Ayurveda [17]. The tumours were classified, as per Ayurvedic taxonomy, based on doshas and dhatus, implying functional as well as structural dimensions of cancer (vide infra). Even in recent times, there has been an active interest in cancer management by Ayurvedic, homeopathic, naturopathic, and siddha physicians. In Agastya Nadi (a siddha tradition) at Chennai, the following prescription for the management of cancer was reported in a woman with abdominal metastases (laparotomy finding): the plants cited are: (1) Crocus sativus, (2) Shorea robusta, (3) Pongamia pinnata, (4) Eclipta alba, (5) Centella asiatica, (6) Lippia nodiflora, and (7) Papaverum somniferum.

The proposed formula is ‘‘Shi quan da bu tang’’. Therefore, there are several TCM formulations for one cancer type based on the differentiation stage, and recipes can be subject to a wide variability within geographical locations, and amongst hospitals, and TCM practitioners. In the following chapters, the TCM management of major cancer types is discussed. Detailed formulations and recipes are included with the aim of exploiting such information as a starting point for integration in the modern era of drug discovery of novel agents.

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