Description of the Biomodulation Therapy of autoimmune diseases
Peptide-based therapeutic vaccines for allergic and autoimmune diseases
Today’s western world has rating number of patiens with allergic and autoimmune diseases which are forms of immune hypersensitivity that increasingly cause chronic ill health.
Most current therapies treat symptoms rather than addressing underlying immunological mechanisms. The ability to modify antigen-specific pathogenic responses by therapeutic vaccination offers the prospect of targeted therapy resulting in long-term clinical improvement without nonspecific immune suppression as we see it on daily basis in everyday practice of routine allergologist or reumatologist.
Cancer Therapy: Chinese Medicine and Biomodulation in Cancer Patients
Stephen M Sagar, Raimond K Wong
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a whole system containing therapeutic interventions, which individually induce biomodulation at the physiological, chemical and molecular levels. The theory of TCM proposes a synergy between specific interventions planned as part of a care plan based on TCM diagnostic theory. Combining TCM with the modern practice of oncology, in conjunction with biomedical interventions (surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and pharmaceuticals), seems to have potential advantages through the synergy of biomodulation. The approaches are broadly categorized as modification of tumour response and reduction of adverse effects; modulation of immunity; prevention of cancer progression; and enhancement of symptom control. Although there is a rapidly increasing database of preclinical studies, there is a notable paucity of good quality clinical trials. Laboratory studies suggest that some herbs increase the effectiveness of conventional chemotherapy without increasing toxicity. The healthy immune system is necessary for the control of malignant disease and the immune suppression associated with cancer contributes to its progression. Many Chinese herbs contain glycoproteins and polysaccharides that canmodulate metastatic potential and the innate immune system (these include constituents of Coriolus versicolor, Ganoderma lucidum, Grifolafrondosa, Astragalus membranaceus, Panax ginseng, and various other medicinal mushrooms).