By Stephen Sagar
Trade paperback book
This book is a valuable offering to all healthcare practitioners (especially those with an interest in cancer treatment) and to physicians, family members, and those who have or have had cancer. The author’s goal is to articulate the underlying science that justifies utilizing the philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in conjunction with technology-based biomedicine, and to point the way to a new type of cancer care that is holistic in the best sense of the word.
Early chapters present discussions on the philosophy and science of TCM, the body-mind network and cancer as a systemic disease; integration of TCM into cancer supportive care, biological response modification, and enhancement of immunity. Further chapters explore psycho-neuro-immunology, nutrition aspects of cancer prevention, symptom control and side effects management in anti-cancer therapies, and psycho-spiritual elements of TCM. Several patient vignettes illustratively demonstrate the whole-person approach to therapy. There are useful resource lists and extensive references.
Praise for Restored Harmony
“…this book is a fine and eloquent combination of modern science, ancient wisdom, and practical guidance, literate and accessible, as well as scientifically sound. I recommend in to all those who are concerned with creating more effective, humane, and comprehensive programs of cancer care. “
-James S. Gordon, M.D., Director, The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Washington, DC; Clinical Professor, Georgetown University School of Medicine; Chair of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy.
“This book is compelling reading for all those who look after cancer patients, regardless of whether they are healthcare professionals or lay family members. Cancer victims will also find it helpful and encouraging, and even ‘hard nosed’ researchers, like myself, can learn a great deal from it.”
-Edzard Ernst M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P. (Edin.), Professor, Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, United Kingdom. Author of Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Desktop Reference.
“Restored Harmony skillfully blends Eastern and Western approaches to cancer in this compelling overview of the fascinating relationships emerging between Traditional Chinese Medicine, immunotherapy, psycho-neuro-oncology, complexity theory, and quantum physics. Dr. Sagar takes us on an inspired, thoughtful journey into mind-body medicine of the future.”
-John Boik AAcOM, Author of Natural Compounds in Cancer Therapy