Posts Tagged ‘cancer’

Acupuncture Relief Following Neck Surgery

Several months ago, I wrote a post about how acupuncture and massage can help with post-surgical pain relief. Recently, another study came out supporting that finding. The study, done by researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, involved 70 participants. All were patients who had received surgery for head or neck cancer. Compared

Chinese Mushroom May Help Treat Breast Cancer

Scientists are studying the impact of a Chinese mushroom (Phellinus linteus, or song gen in Chinese) on breast cancer tumors.  Preliminary research shows that extracts from the mushroom reduced the growth of cancer cells and blood vessels that supplied the tumors.  The mushroom has also shown promising results for treating skin, lung, and prostate cancer. 

Acupuncture for Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment

Acupuncture has long been used to treat hot flashes in perimenopausal and menopausal women.  Now, researchers in Norway have found acupuncture to be helpful in treating hot flashes caused by Tamoxifen, a common treatment for breast cancer. Real acupuncture performed better than “sham” acupuncture, relieving hot flashes both day and night by 50%.  Benefits continued

Too Tired to Exercise?

We all know that exercise is good for us.  But what if you have a medical condition that keeps you from exercising?  People with persistent fatigue, cancer-related fatigue, the elderly, and those in chronic pain may feel that it is impossible to keep up with a regular exercise routine. But, according to researchers, that’s exactly

Chinese Medicine for Cancer Treatment Side Effects

Two reviews released late last year reference Chinese medicine as a possible adjunctive therapy for patients undergoing cancer treatment. Lung cancer guidelines released by the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) endorse massage and acupuncture as integrative therapies that can be used while patients are being treated with conventional Western medicine.  The ACCP states that

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