Supportive care to relieve cancer-related fatigue underutilised by breast cancer survivors

IMAGE: This is Dr. Di Meglio. view more Credit: ESMO Lugano, Switzerland, 22 May 2020 - Cancer-related fatigue is a prevalent and potentially persistent issue among breast cancer survivors, which can prevent them from returning to their previous life well after treatment ends and they are declared free of [...] Click here to view [...]

Cancer support from Macmillan continues with range of virtual classes throughout the pandemic

The Horizon Centre, opposite the Sussex Cancer Centre in Brighton, is temporarily closed to its usual visitors due to the pandemic. But the determined centre staff have found a safe way to continue to support local people affected by cancer. The team is offering vital emotional, practical and financial [...] Click here to view [...]

Cancer patients continue to receive care from local acupuncturist

When patients at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center and Canton-Potsdam Hospital are diagnosed with cancer, a local acupuncturist offers a treatment that is both complimentary and complementary. Free of charge and supporting of Western medical treatments, acupuncture, though it does not treat cancer itself, treats “the whole body” and helps address [...] Click here to view [...]

2020-03-10T05:00:51-04:00March 10th, 2020|Acupuncture, Cancer, Side Effects|0 Comments

Avera Medical Minute: Acupuncture for those battling cancer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (DAKOTA NEWS NOW) - Being victorious over cancer is something Bob Anderson is grateful for every day. He was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2011, completed treatment including chemotherapy, and continues with checkups. "I've been very fortunate, nothing has popped up every time. I come in [...] Click here to view [...]

Analysis Supports Acupuncture for Cancer Pain

Use of acupuncture and acupressure led to significant improvement in cancer-associated pain and a reduction in analgesic medication, a meta-analysis showed. Seven randomized trials comparing real versus sham-controlled acupuncture collectively showed a 1.38-point difference in pain intensity favoring real procedures, as assessed on a scale of 0-10 (0=none, 10=most [...] Click here to view [...]

Acupuncture reduces radiation-induced dry mouth for cancer patients

HOUSTON -- After receiving acupuncture treatment three days a week during the course of radiation treatment, head and neck cancer patients experienced less dry mouth, according to study results from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The trial results, published in JAMA Network Open , [...] Click here to view [...]

Patrick Dempsey’s cancer center offers acupuncture, and he swears by the needle treatments himself, too

Patrick Dempsey started a non-profit cancer center in Maine, where his mother was treated for ovarian cancer. Dempsey told Insider that acupuncture is one of the most popular treatments offered at the Dempsey Center. Scientific studies suggest that acupuncture can help ease the nausea and vomiting that are often [...] Click here to view [...]

Acupuncture & Weight Loss

Obesity is one of the leading health risk factors worldwide and is associated with several other risk factors and health problems including type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease and malignancies. Current conventional therapeutic strategies for obesity cannot achieve adequate weight control in all patients, so complementary types of treatment are also performed. Acupuncture, one [...]

2019-03-16T17:45:55-04:00March 4th, 2016|Acupuncture, Weight Gain & Loss|0 Comments

Cancer related fatigue managed with acupuncture and acupressure

Aim Of This Study T his study was conducted to assess the effects of acupuncture and acupressure in managing cancer-related fatigue. Its purpose was also to determine whether a larger trial using these therapies would be feasible. Method The 47 predominantly female participants in this study were randomised into three groups. Fifteen participants formed [...]