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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 in the Prophylaxis of Chemotherapy-related Nausea and Vomiting in Breast ...

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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 processes of speaking, eating, swallowing, and tasting. Saliva also contributes ...

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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, it is an indicator that something else is wrong.  Depending ...

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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 constitution, blood stasis, benign masses and malignant tumors, and qi ...

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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 issues women face respond extremely well to acupuncture treatments. Taking ...

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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 aggressive and cause numerous unwanted side effects as well as ...

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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 published by the American College of Chest Physicians in September ...

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One of the most common side effects of chemotherapy, nausea, may be most effectively treated by traditional Chinese herbs, according to a recent study. Researchers from Hong Kong, China, and England™s University ...

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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 vast field of cancer with its diverse treatment modalities?'Vast' since ...

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Q: I have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and surgery is being discussed as the next step. Are there other alternatives?

A: Yes. Both of these conditions fall into the category of repetitive strain injury, a generic term encompassing many cumulative trauma disorde... Read More