Chapter 35. Complementary Medicine

  1. David Machin2,3,4,
  2. Simon Day5 and
  3. Sylvan Green6
  1. Ping-Chung Leung

Published Online: 17 MAY 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470010167.ch35

Textbook of Clinical Trials, Second Edition

Textbook of Clinical Trials, Second Edition

How to Cite

Leung, P.-C. (2006) Complementary Medicine, in Textbook of Clinical Trials, Second Edition (eds D. Machin, S. Day and S. Green), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470010167.ch35

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre Singapore, 11 Hospital Drive, Singapore 16910, Singapore

  2. 3

    UK Children's Cancer Study Group, University of Leicester, UK

  3. 4

    Medical Statistics Group, School of Health and Related Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK

  4. 5

    Licensing Division, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, Room 13–205 Market Towers, 1 Nine Elms Lane, London SW8 5NQ, UK

  5. 6

    Arizona Cancer Centre, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Author Information

  1. Institute of Chinese Medicine, Room 74026, 5/F, Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAY 2007
  2. Published Print: 24 NOV 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470010143

Online ISBN: 9780470010167

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Keywords:

  • complementary medicine;
  • Chinese medicine - control of adverse symptoms;
  • re-establishment of balance and well-being;
  • complementary medicine types;
  • chinese herbal drugs

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Types of Complementary Medicine

  • Fundamental Considerations for Clinical Trials on Chinese Medicine

  • Where are the Deficiencies?

  • Indications and Philosophy of Applying Complementary Medicine

  • How do Individuals Overcome their own Pathological Problems?

  • General Considerations for Clinical Trials on Herbs

  • The Old Approaches

  • Herbal Drugs in China

  • How do Concepts of Traditional Healing Affect Clinical Trials on Chinese Medicine?

  • Adverse Effects

  • Quality of Life

  • What are the Recommendations for Clinical Trials of Chinese Medicine?

  • Examples of Clinical Trials on Chinese Medicine

  • Acupuncture

  • References