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Study Shows Acupuncture Reduces Fatigue and Improves Well-Being for Breast Cancer Survivors
A recent study showed that acupuncture can help breast cancer survivors reduce their fatigue and increase their general sense of well-being. The results of the ...

Acupressure for Chemotherapy Related Nausea
Sometimes a simple, non-invasive approach can help mitigate some challenging problems facing chemotherapy patients, as demonstrated by a study entitled "The Effects of P6 Acupressure ...

Alleviating Pruritus with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Pruritus is more than just an annoying itch felt on the skin. It is a condition of intense itching that is often worsened by scratching ...

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for Dry Mouth
Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, sounds harmless but can create distressing symptoms. In a normal mouth, small glands produce saliva, which then helps in the ...

Acupressure for Nausea
Nausea is an uncomfortable urge to vomit, which can range from mild queasiness to serious distress. While nausea is not classified as a disease itself ...

Oriental Medicine for Oncology Support
There are five principles in providing oncology support with Oriental medicine. These principles guide the practitioner in creating a treatment plan that addresses a patient’s ...

Acupuncture Shows Promise in Treatment for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Chemotherapy induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN) causes pain and mobility problems and may be a contributing factor for patients to terminate or suspend chemotherapy treatment. CIPN ...

Acupuncture Makes Cancer Treatments Easier to Tolerate
The American Cancer Society has reported that half of all men and a third of all women in the United States will develop cancer during ...

Women's Health Concerns and How Acupuncture Can Help
The biggest threats to women's health are often preventable. Oriental medicine has always addressed the special needs of women throughout their lives and many health ...

Acupuncture May Relieve Joint Pain Caused By Some Breast Cancer Treatments
A new study, led by researchers at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, demonstrates that acupuncture may be an effective ...

This Time's a Charm: Lessons of a Four-Time Cancer Survivor
This Time's a Charm:Lessons of a Four-Time Cancer Survivor (Book Excerpt)To quote a Chinese Proverb: "To know the road ahead, ask those coming back."  Over ...

Acupuncture Shows Promise in Cancer Treatment
There have been many advances in the early detection and treatment of cancer. While the standard medical care for cancer is effective, the treatments are ...

Acupuncture Reduces Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment As Much As Conventional Drug Therapy
Acupuncture is as effective and longer-lasting in managing the common debilitating side effects of hot flashes, night sweats, and excessive sweating (vasomotor symptoms) associated with ...

Acupuncture for Dry Mouth: Point Increases Saliva Production and Brain Activity
A study published in the July, 2008 issue of BMC Complementary Alternative Medicine found that the acupuncture point, Large Intestine 2 (LI 2), increased saliva ...

Acupuncture Eases Side Effects of Head, Neck Cancer Treatments
Acupuncture provides significant reductions in pain, dry mouth and shoulder dysfunction for patients after head or neck cancer surgery, according to a clinical study released ...

New Lung Cancer Guidelines Point to Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is now officially recommended for lung cancer patients experiencing fatigue, dyspnea, chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, or to soothe symptoms of pain or nausea and vomiting.Evidence-based guidelines ...

Research Analysis Finds TCM and Acupuncture Helpful in Relieving Breast Cancer Effects
For many women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, the use of traditional Chinese medicinal herbs -- either alone or with chemotherapy -- may help guard ...

Chinese Herbs Reduce Post-Chemo Nausea
One of the most common side effects of chemotherapy, nausea, may be most effectively treated by traditional Chinese herbs, according to a recent ...

Acupuncture-Massage Combination Helps After Cancer Surgery
The pain and depression symptoms that sometimes occur following cancer surgery can be eased by a combination of acupuncture and massage, according to ...

Study Shows Acupuncture Reduces Frequency of Cancer Therapy Induced Male Hot Flashes
Hot flashes, a problem for about 80 percent of men being treated for prostate cancer with hormone therapy, were reduced in frequency and intensity by ...

Acupuncture in Cancer Treatment
A frequently asked question by patients undergoing cancer treatment is, "Can acupuncture help me?"The issue then becomes: is there a place for acupuncture in the ...