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Acupuncture and Moxibustion as an Evidence-based Therapy for by Tae-Young Choi, Myeong Soo Lee, Edzard Ernst (auth.),

By Tae-Young Choi, Myeong Soo Lee, Edzard Ernst (auth.), William C.S. Cho (eds.)

Cancer is without doubt one of the best 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’ negative effects. some time past, medical information confirmed that a few complementary and replacement drugs (CAM) possessed anticancer skills, yet a few clinicians and scientists have queried concerning the medical validity of CAM as a result loss of clinical proof. there's nice call for in narrowing the data 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 below medical research only in the near past. Acupuncture and moxibustion were used clinically to regard cancer-related indicators (e.g. melanoma discomfort, anxiousness, melancholy and insomnia), deal with treatment-induced unintended effects (e.g. scorching flashes, nausea and vomiting) and improve immunity (e.g. blood mobile count number, lymphocyte and typical killer mobilephone activity). this can be the 1st ebook manages to supply complete and up to date medical facts of the effectiveness of acupuncture and moxibustion intervention for melanoma care. Laboratory and animal reviews have exposed the mechanisms of acupuncture and moxibustion for melanoma remedy. Promising result of so much scientific trials express the efficacy and defense of acupuncture and moxibustion in melanoma administration. This e-book contains fifteen chapters which handle various very important points that would influence at the software of acupuncture and moxibustion. an summary of the protection and unintended effects of acupuncture and moxibustion for melanoma care also are coated. furthermore, the combination of acupuncture with Western drugs in melanoma therapy and up to date scientific trials are incorporated as well.

Opinion leaders all over the world have teamed as much as pursue a radical and updated overview of the realm, this quantity will give a contribution nice to the melanoma, medical and educational neighborhood by way of supplying evidence-based info at the efficacy of acupuncture and moxibustion as an anticancer therapy.

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At different acupoints, acupuncture can account for different effects on the ANS. For example, acupoints Ximen (PC4) (Nishijo et al. 1997), Dazhui (GV14) and Neiguan (PC6) (Li et al. 2003b), as well as Sishencong (EX-HN1) (Wang et al. 2002), are all capable of increasing parasympathetic while simultaneously suppressing sympathetic activities (Haker et al. 2000), whereas stimulation of the auricular Lung (Haker et al. 2000) significantly increases parasympathetic activity without affecting sympathetic activity.

2000), whereas stimulation of the auricular Lung (Haker et al. 2000) significantly increases parasympathetic activity without affecting sympathetic activity. Moreover, whereas Quchi (LI11) (Haker et al. 2000) activates both parasympathetic and sympathetic activities, Zusanli (ST-36) increases segmental sympathetic vasomotor activity with central sympathetic inhibition (Sugiyama et al. 1995). The caudal nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) may be activated by acupuncture, since the NTS is located in the dorsomedial medulla oblongata and receives afferents primarily from the vagus and glossopharyngeal nerves (Cottle 1964; Cheng et al.

1995). The caudal nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) may be activated by acupuncture, since the NTS is located in the dorsomedial medulla oblongata and receives afferents primarily from the vagus and glossopharyngeal nerves (Cottle 1964; Cheng et al. 2011). Ascending projections from the NTS have been traced through the lateral and dorsal tegmentum and periventricular gray zone up to the rostral pons and midbrain, terminating in the parabrachial nucleus, which in turn projects to the thalamus, hypothalamus, preoptic area, bed nucleus of the stria terminalis, amygdala and the frontal cortex; regions commonly belonging to the visceral-limbic forebrain (Norgren 1978; Ryan 1985).

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