Complementary and Alternative Approaches to Biomedicine

  • Edwin L. Cooper
  • Nobuo Yamaguchi

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 546)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Patty Christiena Willis
      Pages 5-6
  3. National Approaches to CAM

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Nobutaka Suzuki, Satoshi Ohno, Tsutomu Kamei, Yumiko Yoshiki, Yuji Kikuchi, Kazuyoshi Okubo et al.
      Pages 9-25
    3. Chieh Fu Chen, Yau Chik Shum, Sze Piao Yang
      Pages 35-42
  4. CAM Approaches to Specific Diseases and Biomedical Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Milena Nasi, Marcello Pinti, Leonarda Troiano, Andrea Cossarizza
      Pages 105-110
    3. Mepur H. Ravindranath, Sakunthala Muthugounder, Naftali Presser, Subramanian Viswanathan
      Pages 121-165
    4. Haruhisa Wago, Hong Deng
      Pages 167-179
    5. Kazuo Komiyama, Kazuyosi Koike, Masahiro Okaue, Takahiro Kaneko, Mitsuhiko Matsumoto
      Pages 207-214
  5. Physical Intervention: Touch, Hydrotherapy, Sound

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215

About these proceedings

Introduction

WHAT HAPPENED IN KANAZAWA? THE BIRTH OF eCAM This book contains the proceedings of the International Symposium on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, (CAM) which was convened in Kanazawa Japan, November 8-10, 2002. The participants were mainly from Japan, USA, China, France, England, Germany, Taiwan, and India. The world of western medicine is gradually opening its doors to new ways of ap­ proaching healing. Since many of these approaches began centuries and even millennia ago in Asia, it was entirely appropriate to open our symposium in Kanazawa, a beautiful, traditional city located on the Sea of Japan. Experts from Asia, Europe and the United States gathered together for true discussions on complementary and alternative medicine and its role developing all over the world. As scientists, we listened to historical perspec­ tives from India, China and Japan, where CAM is still being practiced as it has been for centuries. It is well to mention at the outset that this book will cover a rapidly growing field that has strong advocates but others who are less than enthusiastic. This should be evident by the presentation of chapters that aim to significantly dispel some of the criticisms of pseudoscience and myth that often surround the discipline. It is our purpose to present high quality peer reviewed chapters.

Keywords

Chinese Medicine alternative medicine biochemistry immune system intervention philosophy stress therapy thinking traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)

Editors and affiliations

  • Edwin L. Cooper
    • 1
  • Nobuo Yamaguchi
    • 2
  1. 1.University of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Kanazawa Medical UniversityUchinada, IshikawaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-4820-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-3441-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-4820-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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