Traditional Medicine: New Research


Yoshiharu Motoo – Department of Medical Oncology, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan

Series: Medical Procedures, Testing and Technology; Public Health in the 21st Century
BISAC: MED000000

This book consists of 16 chapters. The topics include the study of an application of Traditional Medicine (TM) to cancer care, a new anti-cancer TM drug without any strong side effect, TM for chronic fatigue syndrome and viral hepatitis, mechanisms of licorice-induced pseudoaldosteronism, anti-tumor effects of gomisin A, interactions between TM drugs and Western drugs, pharmacoeconomic evaluations, primo vascular system, a sustainable approach to TM, and medical ethics. This book will open a new window to future research on TM.

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Table of Contents

Yoshiharu Motoo (Department of Medical Oncology, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan)

Chapter 1. Kampo for cancer care: significance as supportive measures
Keiko Ogawa-Ochiai (Department of Oto-rhino-laryngology and Clinic of Japanese Oriental (Kampo) Medicine, Kanazawa University Hospital, Kanazawa, Japan), Masao Ogawa and Yoshiharu Motoo (Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan)

Chapter 2. NEXIA as a promising non-toxic cancer therapeutic agent in various types of cancer
Won Cheol Choi (Kyung HeeUniversity Hospital of Oriental Medicine, Seoul,Korea)

Chapter 3. Creating an appropriate modern herbal formula for the adjuvant treatment of cancer
G.G.L. Yue, C.B.S. Lau and P.C. Leung (Institute of Chinese Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China)

Chapter 4. Suggestions for changing some future research intentions and directions in the field of integrative medicine in cancer care: From a TCM clinician and theorist perspective.
Ofer Baranovitch (Israel)

Chapter 5. Seeking care from traditional healers (morboraan): Traditional practices in Southern Thailand
Dusanee Suwankhong, PraneeLiamputtong and Bruce Rumbold (School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia)

Chapter 6. Traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM): A review of healing practices outside the formal health care system
Pranee Liamputtong, Dusanee Suwankhong, and Bruce Rumbold (School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia)

Chapter 7. Efficacy evaluation of Kampo Medicine in a mouse model of chronic fatigue syndrome
Junichi Yamakawa (Department of General Medicine, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan)

Chapter 8. Study on Traditional Chinese Medicine syndrome classification in hepatitis B and liver cirrhosis
Shi-Bing Su (Research Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine Complexity System, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China)

Chapter 9. Mechanisms of licorice-induced pseudoaldosteronism, one of the most common side effects of traditional Japanese Kampo medicine and traditional Chinese medicine
Toshiaki Makino and Nobuhiro Ohtake (Department of Pharmacognosy, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya City University, Nagoya, Japan and Tsumura Research Laboratories, Tsumura Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 10. Gomisin N: A herb-derived compound that enhances death receptor-mediated apoptosis of cancer cells
Pornthip Waiwut, Hiroki Inoue, Ikuo Saiki and Hiroaki Sakurai (Division of Pathogenic Biochemistry, Institute of Natural Medicine; Department of Cancer Cell Biology, Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan)

Chapter 11. Clinical risk management of interactions between Kampo medicines and Western medicines
Peter A.G.M. De Smet (Departments of IQ Healthcare and Clinical Pharmacy, RadboudUniversity, Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Chapter 12. How do drug-herb interaction studies lead to safer Traditional Medicine?
Renke Dai, Feng Wu, and Chi-Wai Wong (PharmaSS Corporation, Guangdong, China, and NeuMed Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Hong Kong SAR, China)

Chapter 13. Pharmacoeconomic evaluations on Kampo medicine and development of structured abstracts
Wentao Tang and Kiichiro Tsutani (Department of Drug Policy and Management,The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 14. Primo vascular system
Kwang-Sup Soh, Ji Yoon Jung, Yong Joo Kwon, Min-Ho NAM, and Seung-Hoon (Nano Primo Research Center, Advanced Institute of Convergence Technology, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea and others)

Chapter 15. A sustainable approach to traditional medicine for a future beyond the conflict with nature conservation.
Ryunosuke Kikuchi (Faculty of Science and Technology, Ryukoku University, Japan, Centro de Estudos de RecursosNaturais, Ambiente e Sociedade (CERNAS) – InstitutoPolitécnico de Coimbra, Bencanta, Coimbra, Portugal)

Chapter 16. Have you got consent? An overview of human research ethics for East Asian Medicine
Chris Zaslawski and Mary Garvey (College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, University of Technology, Sidney, Australia)


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