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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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Baicalein is a flavonoid extracted from Huang Qin (Scutellariae Radix) and is found in a wide range of Chinese herbal medicines that have been used historically for their anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and anti-tumor action. Recent...

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Acupuncture can produce meaningful improvement in hot flush frequency for men undergoing androgen ablation therapy (AAT) for prostate cancer. In an observational study carried out in the USA, 22 patients underwent...

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Acupuncture has the potential to benefit cancer patients who have had neck surgery, according to an American study. Fifty-eight patients with chronic pain or dysfunction attributed to neck dissection were randomly assigned to...

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Acupuncture may help to relieve the joint pain and stiffness that are a common side-effect of the use of aromatase inhibitors (AI) that suppress oestrogen production in women with breast cancer. US researchers conducted a study of...

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A review paper from Hong Kong traces the use of Huang Lian (Coptidis rhizoma) from traditional Chinese medicine (CM) to recent pharmacological studies of Huang Lian and its major component, berberine. The modern discovery of...

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A phase II clinical study carried out in Korea has found that a herbal decoction containing Huang Qi (Astragali membranaceus radix) can improve appetite and body weight in patients with advanced cancer. Anorexia leads to...

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A preliminary trial by an American team has found acupuncture to be a promising way of treating arthralgia in women receiving aromatase inhibitors (AIs) for breast cancer. Twelve patients were provided with electro-acupuncture...

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Traditional Chinese herbal medicine (TCHM) does not reduce the toxic effects of chemotherapy on patients’ blood cell populations, however it does have a significant impact on control of nausea. One hundred and twenty patients with...

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A systematic review published by the Cochrane Collaboration, an international organisation that evaluates medical research, pooled results from nine studies into the use of acupuncture for post-chemotherapy vomiting. Overall, 22%...

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