By Ping-Chung Leung, Harry Hong Sang Fong
Melanoma remedy has loved part a century of fit improvement, depending quite often on surgical procedure, cytotoxic treatment and radiation. Achievements and successes are good mirrored within the longer survival interval and higher caliber of existence. still, melanoma nonetheless spreads in the community, recurs, metastasizes and continues to be one of many most sensible killers. rather than targeting melanoma elimination, it has develop into seen that supportive measures also are very important. those contain the ability to enhance caliber of existence in the course of therapy and to comprise tumor progress. To this finish, natural medication seems to supply holistic aid through as but unknown pathways. This quantity finds the perform of melanoma remedy utilizing herbs from around the world, together with China, India and Japan. It presents complete information regarding the herbs customary, the good judgment of utilizing the herbs, a number of the mechanisms of motion and different technique of palliative therapy. whereas melanoma sufferers have a thirst for selecting their very own supplementary remedy, healthiness services have an obligation to give an explanation for to them the reasons and the choices.
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2005; Rezaie, 2006). TLRs evolved to interact with polysaccharides found in the walls of bacteria and are an essential part of developing and maintaining a competent immune system (Heine and Almer, 2005). Polysaccharide extracts and complexes from Chinese medicinal herbs and mushrooms may have a potential role for enhancing innate immunity. There is some evidence from clinical trials that they can improve survival (Chang, 2002). , 2005). Molecular mechanisms for the immunobiological functions may be through various receptors on macrophages, monocytes and NK cells, which activate NF-kB and anti-tumor cytokine secretion.
Survival of these cells and long-term memory development in patients with malignancy are necessary for improving clinical benefits of cancer immunotherapies. Polysaccharides derived from Chinese herbs and mushrooms are emerging agents that seem to enhance cytotoxic drugs, radiotherapy, surgery, and the newer targeted therapies and vaccines (Chang, 2002; Chan, 2005a and b; McCulloch, 2006). , 1999a). In these studies, acupuncture has been shown to increase T-lymphocyte proliferation, increase NK cell activities, activate the complement system and heat-stable mitogenic humoral factor, and increase OKT4 cell counts.
Assessment and measurement of coping strategies, maintenance of function, quality of life, and patient satisfaction is important. We are hopeful that future integration of different models of health, such as TCM, may lead to further improvement of cancer patients’ survival and quality of life (Sagar, 2001). Acknowledgments Christina M. Garchinski for administrative assistance. , et al. (2000) Phytoestrogens and prostate disease. J. Nutr. 130, 658S–659S. S. -Y. (2006) The immunomodulator ginsan induces resistance to experimental sepsis by inhibiting Toll-like receptor mediated inflammatory signals.
Alternative Treatment for Cancer (Annals of Traditional Chinese Medicine) by Ping-Chung Leung, Harry Hong Sang Fong