Hiroshi Sakagami

Meikai UniversityJapan

Hiroshi Sakagami received his Ph.D. from Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tokyo. He worked for 17 years in the Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Showa University, with a 3 year post-doctoral stay at Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, NY. Since 1997 he has been working as a professor at the Division of Pharmacology, Meikai University School of Dentistry, and also as the director of Media Center and chairman of international exchange program. His research interest includes the structure and the biological function of lignin-carbohydrate complex (LCC), the application of LCC-containing plant extract to oral diseases, and the quest for the compounds that specifically kill oral squamous cell carcinoma.

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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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