Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Alternative Medicine

Edited by Hiroshi Sakagami

Meikai University, Japan

Alternative medicine is recognized as medical products and practices that do not belong to the standard cares taken by medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy and allied health professionals. It has developed into a multitude of medical products and practices that significantly improve the body condition and show disease prevention actions. The content of this book does not cover all areas of alternative medicine, but provides the reader with insights into selected aspects of established and new therapies. It consists of 12 chapters that are separated into 4 parts: (1) Historical and Cultural Perception, (2) Compositional Analysis, (3) Therapeutic Potential, and (4) Action Mechanism and Future Direction, written by world experts who are reviewing their original and others' research. The book will be useful to students, clinicians, teachers and researchers who have interest in advances in alternative medicines.

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Alternative MedicineEdited by Hiroshi Sakagami

Published: December 18th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/46204

ISBN: 978-953-51-0903-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7054-9

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

36843 Total Chapter Downloads

28 Crossref Citations

25 Web of Science Citations

57 Dimensions Citations


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1. Cancer and Its Treatment in Main Ancient Books of Islamic Iranian Traditional Medicine (7th to 14th Century AD)

By Amirhossein Sahebkar, Nilufar Tayarani-Najaran, Zahra Tayarani-Najaran and Seyed Ahmad Emami


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2. Herbal Drugs in Traditional Japanese Medicine

By Tsutomu Hatano


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3. Phytochemicals of the Chinese Herbal Medicine Tacca chantrieri Rhizomes

By Akihito Yokosuka and Yoshihiro Mimaki


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4. Application of Saponin-Containing Plants in Foods and Cosmetics

By Yukiyoshi Tamura, Masazumi Miyakoshi and Masaji Yamamoto


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5. Propolis: Alternative Medicine for the Treatment of Oral Microbial Diseases

By Vagner Rodrigues Santos


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6. Functional Evaluation of Sasa Makino et Shibata Leaf Extract as Group III OTC Drug

By Hiroshi Sakagami, Tomohiko Matsuta, Toshikazu Yasui, Oguchi Katsuji, Madoka Kitajima, Tomoko Sugiura, Hiroshi Oizumi and Takaaki Oizumi


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7. Promotion of Blood Fluidity Using Electroacupuncture Stimulation

By Shintaro Ishikawa, Kazuhito Asano and Tadashi Hisamitsu


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8. The Cultural Perceptions, Folk Taxonomies and the Relationship with Alternative Medicine Practices Among Hong Kong People

By Judy Yuen-man Siu


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9. Energy Medicine

By Christina L. Ross


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10. Enormous Potential for Development Liriope platyphylla Wang et Tang as a Therapeutic Drug on the Human Chronic Disease

By Dae Youn Hwang


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11. Investigation on the Mechanism of Qi-Invigoration from a Perspective of Effects of Sijunzi Decoction on Mitochondrial Energy Metabolism

By Xing-Tai Li


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12. Network Pharmacology and Traditional Chinese Medicine

By Qihe Xu, Fan Qu and Olavi Pelkonen


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