- Introduction to Colorectal Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer in Chinese Medicine
- Classical Chinese Medicine Literature
- Methods for Evaluating Clinical Evidence
- Clinical Evidence for Chinese Herbal Medicine
- Pharmacological Actions of the Common Herbs
- Clinical Evidence for Acupuncture and Related Therapies
- Clinical Evidence for Other Chinese Medicine Therapies
- Clinical Evidence for Combination Therapies
- Summary and Conclusions
This seventeenth volume of the Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine series aims to provide a multi-faceted "whole evidence" analysis of the management of Colorectal Cancer in integrative Chinese medicine.
Beginning with overviews of how colorectal cancer is conceptualised and managed in both conventional medicine and contemporary Chinese medicine, the authors then provide detailed analyses of how colorectal cancer and related disorders were treated with herbal medicine and acupuncture in past eras.
In the subsequent chapters, the authors comprehensively review the current state of the clinical trial evidence for Chinese herbal medicines (Chapter 5), acupuncture (Chapter 7), other Chinese medicine therapies (Chapter 8) and combination Chinese medicine therapies (Chapter 9) in the management of colorectal cancer, as well as analyse and evaluate the results of these studies from an evidence-based medicine perspective. Chapter 6 provides a review and a summary of the experimental evidence for the bioactivity of commonly used Chinese herbs. The outcomes of these analyses are summarised and discussed in Chapter 10 which identifies implications for the clinical practice of Chinese medicine and for future research.
This book can inform clinicians and students in the fields of integrative medicine and Chinese medicine regarding contemporary practice and the current evidence-base for a range of Chinese medicine therapies used in the management of colorectal cancer, including herbal formulas and acupuncture treatments, in order to assist clinicians in making evidence-based decisions in patient care.
The following features mark the importance of this book in the field:
- An innovative "whole evidence" approach: This book combines multiple types of evidence from multiple sources to provide a unique and comprehensive assessment of the available evidence for Chinese medicine in colorectal cancer.
- Clinically informative and relevant: This book integrates the results of meta-analyses of clinical trial data with evidence from the classical Chinese medicine literature, and the recommendations in contemporary textbooks and clinical guidelines for the application of Chinese medicine.
- Developed by a skilled team: The authors are internationally recognised, well-respected leaders in the field of Chinese medicine and evidence-based medicine with strong track records in research with multiple publications in the field of cancer.