ISBN-10:
0199329729
ISBN-13:
9780199329724
Pub. Date:
09/03/2014
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Integrative Oncology / Edition 2

Integrative Oncology / Edition 2

by Donald I. Abrams, Andrew Weil
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Overview

More and more people living with and beyond cancer seek integrative interventions to complement their conventional cancer care. This second edition of the highly successful Integrative Oncology provides the reader with the most updated information available with new chapters on Music and Expressive Arts Therapies, Naturopathic Oncology, and an integrative approach to Lung Cancer. Integrative medicine is defined as healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit) as well as all aspects of lifestyle; it emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative. This series grows out of a need to organize and make accessible to clinicians the basic principles of integrative medicine in practical application to common health conditions. Each volume focuses on a particular specialty and features well-recognized and authoritative editors and chapter authors. The text is presented in an easy-to-read format featuring case histories, clinical pearls, and useful tables, with all key information highlighted. Series editor Andrew Weil, MD, is Professor and Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Weil's program was the first such academic program in the U.S., and its stated goal is "to combine the best ideas and practices of conventional and alternative medicine into cost effective treatments without embracing alternative practices uncritically."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199329724
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/03/2014
Series: Weil Integrative Medicine Library Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 848
Sales rank: 622,256
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Donald I. Abrams
Chief, Hematology-Oncology, San Francisco General Hospital
Integrative Oncology, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of California San Francisco


Andrew Weil
Lovell-Jones Professor of Integrative Rheumatology
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Professor of Public Health
Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine,
University of Arizona

Table of Contents

1. Why Integrative Oncology?

2. An Integrative Approach to Cancer Prevention

3. Molecular Targets of Botanicals Used for Chemoprevention

4. Research Methodology Challenges in Integrative Oncology

5. Diet and Cancer: Epidemiology and Prevention

6. Nutritional Interventions in Cancer

7. Botanical Medicine in Integrative Oncology: What is Known?

8. Cannabinoids and Cancer

9. Botanical-Drug Interactions in Oncology - What Is Known?

10. The Antioxidant Debate

11. Physical Activity and Cancer

12. Massage Therapy

13. Mind-Body Medicine in Integrative Cancer Care

14. Music and Expressive Arts Therapies

15. Energy Medicine and Cancer

16. The Role of Spirituality

17. Naturopathic Oncology

18. Traditional and Modern Chinese Medicine

19. Ayurveda and Yoga for Cancer Supportive Care

20. Anthroposophic Medicine, Integrative Oncology, and Mistletoe Therapy of Cancer

21. Integrative Medicine and Breast Cancer

22. Prostate Cancer: An Integrative Approach

23. Integrative Medicine in Colorectal Cancer: Role of Energy Balance as Treatment

24. Lung Cancer: An Integrative Approach

25. Integrative Therapies in Cancer Symptom Management

26. Alternative Therapies as Primary Treatments for Cancer

27. Communication Issues in Integrative Oncology

28. Tending the Spirit in Cancer

29. A Patient's Perspective

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