Integrative Pediatric Oncology

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Alfred Lšngler, Patrick J. Mansky, Georg Seifert
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 13, 2012 - Medical - 206 pages

This book covers a broad spectrum of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practices employed in pediatric oncology worldwide, with a special focus on the methods widely used in Western countries. It is a scientifically based, practice-oriented handbook that will meet the needs of pediatric oncologists working in medical practices and hospitals. An introductory section includes a comparative overview of current CAM use in pediatric oncology in different countries. Commonly used CAM methods are then discussed in a series of chapters that provide a theoretical description of the method in question, followed by more practically oriented information, including scientific data if applicable. Special attention is paid to the issue of how to integrate each method into conventional pediatric oncology. The closing parts of the book consider aspects of CAM requiring further development, such as institutional research, and provide a road map on establishing integrative pediatric oncology worldwide.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
CAM Use in Pediatric Oncology What Do We Know in the Year 2012?
5
Attitudes Beliefs and Communication About Complementary and Alternative Medicine Among Oncologists Pediatricians and Pediatric Oncologists
19
Anthroposophic Medicine
28
Art Therapies Including Music Therapies
45
Homeopathy
58
MindBody Medicine
79
Integrative Nutrition and NutritionHerbal Supplements
109
Traditional Chinese Medicine
125
Botanicals in Pediatric Oncology and the Issue of Botanical Drug Interactions
136
Potential Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pediatric Oncology The Future of CAM Research Addressing the Effectiveness Gaps
147
Medical Education in Complementary and Alternative Medicine CAM A European Perspective
157
Communicating CAM How to Talk to Children and Parents About CAM in Pediatric Oncology
169
Establishing a Comprehensive Pediatric Integrative Oncology Program
187
Index
201
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