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A Compendium of Essays on Alternative Therapy

Edited by Arup Bhattacharya

Roswell Park Cancer Institute, United States of America

A Compendium of Essays on Alternative Therapy is aimed at both conventional and alternate therapy practitioners, besides serving as an educational tool for students and lay persons on the progress made in the field. While this resource is not all-inclusive, it does reflect the current theories from different international experts in the field. This will hopefully stimulate more research initiatives, funding, and critical insight in the already increasing demand for alternate therapies that has been evidenced worldwide.

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A Compendium of Essays on Alternative TherapyEdited by Arup Bhattacharya

Published: January 20th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1053

ISBN: 978-953-307-863-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6731-0

Copyright year: 2012

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105050 Total Chapter Downloads

14 Crossref Citations

51 Web of Science Citations

66 Dimensions Citations


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1. Fostering the Art of Well-Being: An Alternative Medicine

By Robin Philipp


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2. The Role of CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine): The Different Perspectives of Patients, Oncology Professionals and CAM Practitioners

By Patricia Fox, Michelle Butler and Barbara Coughlan


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3. Alternative and Traditional Medicines Systems in Pakistan: History, Regulation, Trends, Usefulness, Challenges, Prospects and Limitations

By Shahzad Hussain, Farnaz Malik, Nadeem Khalid, Muhammad Abdul Qayyum and Humayun Riaz


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4. Towards a Better Understanding of Health and Disease

By Arup Bhattacharya


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5. Homeopathy: Treatment of Cancer with the Banerji Protocols

By Prasanta Banerji and Pratip Banerji


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6. The Feldenkrais Method® of Somatic Education

By Patricia A. Buchanan


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7. The Use of Qigong and Tai Chi as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Among Chronically Ill Patients in Hong Kong

By Judy Yuen-man Siu


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8. Medical Herbalism and Frequency of Use

By Behice Erci


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9. Diabetic Nephropathy – Using Herbals in Diabetic Nephropathy Prevention and Treatment – The Role of Ginger (Zingiber officinale) and Onion (Allium cepa) in Diabetics’ Nephropathy

By Arash Khaki and Fatemeh Fathiazad


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10. Potential Genotoxic and Cytotoxic Effects of Plant Extracts

By Tülay Askin Celik


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11. Searching for Analogues of the Natural Compound, Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester, with Chemprotective Activity

By José Roberto Macías-Pérez, Olga Beltrán-Ramírez and Saúl Villa-Treviño


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12. Functional Analysis of Natural Polyphenols and Saponins as Alternative Medicines

By Hiroshi Sakagami, Tatsuya Kushida, Toru Makino, Tsutomu Hatano, Yoshiaki Shirataki, Tomohiko Matsuta, Yukiko Matsuo and Yoshihiro Mimaki


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