2016 Selected Research on Acupuncture
or reactivation of the cancer. … Patients are advised to avoid even minor de- grees of trauma, such
as venepuncture, acupuncture, in- sect bites and blood pressure cuff application …
chemotherapy (N = 230) were randomly assigned to … included 18 patients with intercostobrachial
postmastectomy pain, who were divided into 2 different TENS modalities, acupuncture or burst …
Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy with interdigitated electrodes at the end of hypodermic needle for depth profiling of biotissues
any other cancer . Currently … In another previous study using a flexible parylene photomask
, the microsized photoresist patterns were realized on an acupuncture needle with a …
was alleviation of side effects post RT. Both subjective and objective changes were evaluated.
The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality …
The Distress Thermometer for screening for severe fatigue in newly diagnosed breast and colorectalcancer patients
(ie, mindfulness-based approaches, yoga, and acupuncture) (7). Strengths of the current study
were the large sample size and the representativeness of the two samples of newly …
2016 Selected Research on Chinese Medicine
Integrating qualitative and quantitative characterization of Prunellae Spica by HPLC-QTOF/MS and HPLC-ELSD
417–421. … Maslinic acid potentiates the anti-tumor activity of tumor necrosis factor alpha by
inhibiting NF-kappaB signaling pathway [J]. Mol Cancer, 9 (1) (2010), pp. 1–13. …
European Mistletoe (Viscum Album)
In some cases, Mistletoe Therapy can complement and supplement standard oncological therapies such as surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy. Since 1917 Mistletoe therapies have been used in a variety of ways to manage cancer. The National Cancer Institute provides a nice overview of Mistletoe Therapy.
Some of the reported benefits include: decreased fatigue and nausea, improved appetite, and decreased depression.
In 2015, after FDA approval to skip Phase I trials, Johns Hopkins Hospital undertook a Phase II clinical trial to examine Mistletoe’s effects on solid stage IV tumors. The trial is aimed at testing whether Mistletoe has any effect on shrinking and preventing tumors. Here’s a list of clinical trials outside of the United States.
Interest in Mistletoe has grown in the United States since Suzanne Somers announced her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment on Larry King Live. While there have been many anecdotal cases ranging from long term cure to palliative qualities, given the stringent guidelines for well-designed clinical trials, the jury is still out on Mistletoe. WebMD indicates that while Mistletoe kills cancer cells in a test tube, it doesn’t work on humans. That remains to be seen…and I will be keeping an eye out for it, since I am using it myself…3 injections per week for the next few years.
The Cancer Cure Foundation, a site for alternative cancer therapy, has a short summary that describes the potential benefits and side effects. It also has a list of doctors and clinics that use mistletoe. Check it out!
2016 Selected Research on Natural or Holistic Medicine
2016 Selected Research on Mindfulness or Meditation
who target emotional avoidance (eg mindfulness-based approaches) to improve cognitive
functioning and quality of life in breast cancer survivors. Conclusions …
and poses to strengthen and relax muscles. Try MBSR on your own. … Ledesma D, Kumano H
(2009). Mindfulness-based stress reduction and cancer: A meta-analysis. …
rate of colorectal cancer; up to three … Yoga & Meditation: – it is helpful in overcoming the stress
THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF STRESS 1.INDIVIDUAL STRESS TEST 2CORPORATE …
[HTML] The Benefits of Meditation
for a range of conditions, including cancer, generalized anxiety disorder, depression, and other
psychiatric or medical conditions. … (2014) investigated Sahaja Yoga Meditation as a …
Participants reported good treatment adherence, significant improvements in well-being, and
a decrease in PTSD and anxiety symptoms. Another example is two consequent RCTs in cancer …
… -Term Effects of Mindfulness Added to Family Resilience-Oriented Couples Support Group on Psychological Well-Being and Cortisol Responses in Breast Cancer …
their partners, and its effects on relational well-being and cortisol responses are unknown.
This 14-month study aimed to examine the effects of the mindfulness-incorporated …
[PDF] The Islamic Perspective of Spiritual Intervention Effectiveness on Bio-Psychological Health Displayed by Gene Expression in Breast Cancer Patients
to quality of life, mood, symptoms of stress, and immune parameters in breast and prostate cancer
outpatients. Psy- chosom Med. 2003;65(4):571–81. [PubMed: 12883107]. 32. …
Psychosocial Resiliency is Associated with Lower Emotional Distress among Dyads of Patients and their Informal Caregivers in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit
reported greater distress (t(217) = 3.83, M diff = 1.57 … Among patients, greater mindfulness was
associated with lower intensity of symptoms for all emotion domains (rs< −.35; med.
approaches. Abstract. Provoked vulvodynia (PVD) is a disorder characterized by intense vulvar
pain, most often reported as raw, burning, or stinging tissue. … 20. Mindfulness. …
of life of breast cancer survivors. … Jeon HS, Lee HY. A study on subjective happiness, life satisfaction
expectancy, mindfulness and social support of the marital middle-aged women. .
pressure outcomes of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in breast and prostate
cancer outpa- tients. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 21 (8), 1038–1049. …
2016 Selected Research
[HTML] The efficacy of oral melatonin in improving sleep in cancer patients with insomnia: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study
Though melatonin has been publicized as a cure for many sleep problems, the literature
on its treatment for insomnia in cancer patients is limited. ..
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