Alternate Medical Systems
Approaches such as acupuncture, massage, and tai chi may ease discomfort
Acupressure reduced persistent fatigue in women who had been treated for breast cancer, improving both sleep and quality of life.
Relaxing acupressure resulted in significant improvement in persistent fatigue, sleep quality, and quality of life among survivors of breast cancer, a recent study has shown.
Improvements seen in climacteric symptoms and quality of life measures when acupuncture was employed.
This technique, which does not use pharmaceutical sedatives, can ease the perioperative discomfort and anxiety experienced by some patients undergoing fully awake craniotomy to remove glioma.
How can patients find a qualified acupuncture practitioner who understands the needs of oncology patients?
Use of therapy dogs could help encourage cancer patients to continue treatment and provide emotional comfort.
The first clinical study documenting the benefits of animal-assisted therapy in adult cancer patients has yielded evidence that therapy dogs are indeed beneficial for some cancer patients.
The Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) and co-researchers issue a report card on complementary therapies for breast cancerNovember 17, 2014
A majority of breast cancer patients in the U.S. use complementary therapies after a breast cancer diagnosis, but there has been little science-based guidance about their safety and effectiveness.
Researchers identified the benefits of exercise therapy and electro-acupuncture in breast cancer survivors.
Electroacupuncture may reduce comorbid symptoms of pain in women with breast cancer who have aromatase inhibitor-related arthralgia, according to research.
Use of electroacupuncture produces significant improvements in fatigue, anxiety, and depression in as little as 8 weeks for patients with early stage breast cancer patients experiencing joint pain related to the use of AIs to treat breast cancer.
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—Appetite was improved in patients with GI cancer who received acupuncture therapy, according to a study presented at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.
No significant difference in outcomes seen for patients treated with real or sham acupuncture; both groups saw improvement.
Improvements also seen in quality of life after six weeks of treatment.
The ancient Chinese medical practice can relieve the symptoms of dry mouth in patients undergoing radiotherapy, according to the largest trial yet to investigate this effect. Radiotherapy for head and neck cancer often produces this unpleasant and distressing side effect because patients' salivary glands are damaged by radiotherapy.
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