by Henry McGrath - £12.99 Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2009)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781848190139 | ISBN 10: 1848190131
Research shows that Chinese medicine can be very effective in supporting the treatment of cancer by orthodox Western methods, and is particularly effective in alleviating many of the side effects of treatment. Henry McGrath draws on his many years as a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine to explain how Chinese medicine approaches cancer in terms of understanding and treatment. He presents the wide range of approaches that Chinese medicine has to offer people with cancer, and offers practical strategies to promote the health of the body as well as methods with which to cultivate the mind, helping the patient develop both physical and mental wellbeing. He covers a wide range of treatments, from acupuncture to Qigong, giving readers a sound basis on which to explore further specific treatment.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Approaches to Cancer will be an invaluable book for people with cancer and the medical professionals who work with them.
"Chinese medicine has several important tools to offer in cancer management, but the cultural language and unique medical diagnosis can be a barrier to understanding the correct use of these tools. Henry McGrath has an excellent grasp on the true principles of Chinese medicine and he has managed to present it in a way that can be readily understood by cancer sufferers or specialists who seek to view this disease from another perspective."
(Anthony Harrison, former President of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine and Director of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine Chinese Herb Garden, Bristol)
(Price & availability last checked: October 2018)