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An Australian team has found that taking part in a qigong exercise programme has multiple health benefits for cancer patients.

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Triptolide, isolated from the Chinese herb Lei Gong Teng (Tripterygii wilfordii Radix) could be a source of potential new anticancer drugs.

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The cooking method used to prepare broccoli can make a significant difference to its cancer-fighting abilities.

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Chinese authors have reviewed the evidence for use of Chinese herbal medicines as adjunctive treatment during chemo- and radiotherapy for cancer.

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Traditional Chinese medicine may help maintain immune function in women undergoing chemotherapy for ovarian cancer, according to a UK study.

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A Swedish pilot study has tested a modified single subject experimental design for evaluating the use of acupuncture for emesis during radiotherapy.

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The Chinese herbal formula Huang Qin Tang (Scutellaria Decoction) reduces the intestinal side-effects of chemotherapy in cancer patients by stimulating gut cell division and reducing inflammation. The four-herb formula (consisting...

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Three recent pieces of research on the benefits of acupuncture to support conventional medicine in the treatment of cancer.

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Traditional acupuncture (TA) offers an effective non-pharmaceutical method of managing the hot flushes and night sweats (HF&NS) associated with taking tamoxifen for breast cancer, according to

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Acupuncture treatment produces measurable benefits in symptom reduction and quality of life (QOL) for patients with advanced ovarian and breast cancer, according to US researchers. In a pilot, single-armed prospective trial, 40...

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