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An integrative medicine approach in the inpatient oncology setting can significantly decrease medication use, resulting in substantial cost savings for hospitals.
A meta-analysis from Hong Kong has provided strong evidence that the fungus Yun Zhi (Coriolus versicolor) can increase survival rates in cancer patients, particularly those suffering from carcinoma of the breast, stomach and colon.
The results of a small preliminary study carried out in the UK suggest that acupuncture may be of use in the management of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN).
An exploratory study from the UK suggests that acupuncture and moxibustion can help improve quality of life for cancer survivors with lymphoedema.
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.