Pilates mat exercise program & weight loss

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of intermittent exercise on body composition, fat distribution and vasomotor symptoms in perimenopausal sedentary women. In this study participated that total 66 middle-aged with the phenomenon of hot flushes overweight sedentary women as volunteers. Body weight, Body composition (via skin folds caliper), waist hip [...]

Can massage therapy help cancer patients sleep better?

I t is important to understand how crucial sleep is to anyone who is sick, undergoing arduous treatment or in a recovery phase, as well as to those under major stress. Consistent, high-quality sleep is essential for immune resilience, pain control, emotional stability and quality of life. Obviously, cancer patients need to be able [...]

Can yoga improve sleep quality among cancer survivors

Thirty percent to 90% of cancer survivors report impaired sleep quality post-treatment, which can be severe enough to increase morbidity and mortality. Lifestyle interventions, such as exercise, are recommended in conjunction with drugs and cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of impaired sleep. Preliminary evidence indicates that yoga—a mind-body practice and form of exercise—may [...]

Naturopathy patients reported improvement for anxiety, hot flashes , menstrual changes and vaginal dryness about as frequently as patients who were treated conventionally

Although the use of alternative medicine in the United States is increasing, no published studies have documented the effectiveness of naturopathy for treatment of menopausal symptoms compared to women receiving conventional therapy in the clinical setting. Objective: To compare naturopathic therapy with conventional medical therapy for treatment of selected menopausal symptoms. Design: A retrospective [...]

2019-03-17T12:00:43-04:00February 2nd, 2016|Dietary, Reproductive & Endocrine|0 Comments

Exercise and Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a leading cause of cancer morbidity and mortality in men. In addition to improved treatments, strategies to reduce disease risk are urgently required. This review summarises the literature that examines the association between exercise and prostate cancer risk. Between 1989 and 2001, 13 cohort studies were conducted in the US and [...]

Relaxation training helped relieve hot flashes in women undergoing treatment for breast cancer

Relaxation training helped relieve hot flashes in women undergoing treatment for breast cancer, according to a study published in the April edition of Journal of Pain and Symptom Management {200S; 35 [4], 397-405). Medical professionals who care for women with a history of breast cancer are interested in nonpharmaceutical alternatives for treating patients who [...]

Acupuncture including self acupuncture is associated with long term relief of vasomolor symptoms in cancer patients

Introduction Since hormone replacement therapy given for long periods is now recognised to produce serious side effects. patients with troublesome vasomotor symptoms arc increasingly using non-hormonal treatment including acupuncture. Several randomised controlled trials have shown that acupuncture reduces menopausal symptoms in patients experiencing the normal climacteric. It may have this effect by raising serotonin [...]

Cognitive behavioral therapy can have salutary effects on menopausal symptoms among patients with breast cancer experiencing treatment-induced menopause

The purpose of our study was to evaluate the effect of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), physical exercise (PE), and of these two interventions combined (CBT/PE) on menopausal symptoms (primary outcome), body image, sexual functioning, psychological well-being, and health-related quality of life (secondary outcomes) in patients with breast cancer experiencing treatment induced menopause. Patients and [...]

Imagery/hypnosis and cognitive-behavioral therapy/coping skills training interventions have produced improvement in: pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbance

Co-occurring pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbance comprise a common symptom cluster in patients with cancer. Treatment approaches that target the cluster of symptoms rather than just a single symptom need to be identified and tested. To synthesize evidence regarding mind-body interventions that have shown efficacy in treating two or more symptoms in the pain-fatigue-sleep [...]

Post treatment women who did yoga showed improvements in hot-flash frequency and severity

Breast cancer survivors have limited options for the treatment of hot flashes and related symptoms. Further, therapies widely used to prevent recurrence in survivors, such as tamoxifen, tend to induce or exacerbate menopausal symptoms. The aim of this preliminary, randomized controlled trial was to evaluate the effects of a yoga intervention on menopausal symptoms [...]

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