Evidence based cancer therapy - Dr. Anupama
Anupama Kizhakkaveetil, BAMS, MAOM, LAc. RAS, PhD (C) is an ayurvedic practitioner and licensed acupuncturist. She received her Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Southern California University of Health Sciences and is currently pursuing her PhD in Public Health. She has presented papers at national and international conferences and has authored peer-reviewed journal articles in complementary and alternative medicine. She also serves as a peer reviewer for journals and international conferences. Currently she is working as an Assistant Professor, Research Faculty and the lead instructor for the ayurvedic program at Southern California University of Health Sciences, visiting faculty for American University of Complementary Medicine and chair of AAPNA's Clinical Committee.
Evidence based cancer therapy: A review of Ayurvedic literature
Cancer is one of the most challenging conditions affecting modern society. Anti-cancer therapies have long existed in traditional medical practice, evidenced by ancient textbooks in Ayurveda describing various herbs and therapies for cancer management. A re-examination of the Ayurvedic approach is likely to become more prevalent in the coming years due to growing interest in complementary and alternative medicine. Therefore, the objective of this presentation is to describe the available literature addressing research on anti-cancerous Ayurvedic herbs and Ayurvedic treatment strategies for different cancers. A literature search was conducted to identify studies using six databases for relevant articles published through January 2013. Evidence from the literature indicates that Ayurvedic medicines are an effective approach for both the preventative and management aspects of cancer treatment.