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Acupuncture given concurrently with radiotherapy can significantly reduce xerostomia (dry mouth) and improve quality of life for patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
Tai chi can help prevent weight gain and maintain lean body mass in breast cancer survivors by stabilising insulin levels, say American researchers.
US authors have formulated an ‘acupuncture immuno-enhancement hypothesis’ to account for the ability of acupuncture to enhance anti-cancer immune function.
A small US pilot study has found that acupuncture may help reduce lymphoedema associated with breast cancer surgery.
Patients with advanced incurable cancer appear to benefit from incorporating acupuncture in their treatment.
A US pilot study suggests that tai chi may be able to help cancer patients with cognitive problems that can arise as a side effect of chemotherapy treatment.
An Australian team has found that taking part in a qigong exercise programme has multiple health benefits for cancer patients.
Triptolide, isolated from the Chinese herb Lei Gong Teng (Tripterygii wilfordii Radix) could be a source of potential new anticancer drugs.
The cooking method used to prepare broccoli can make a significant difference to its cancer-fighting abilities.
Chinese authors have reviewed the evidence for use of Chinese herbal medicines as adjunctive treatment during chemo- and radiotherapy for cancer.