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01/06/2017
Reflexology as the leading touch therapy in cancer
04/04/2017
Grounding beneficial effect
02/02/2017
Probiotics improves immunotherapy
01/02/2017
Soy might reduce breast cancer risk for recurrence
31/01/2017
Acupuncture and arthralgia due to aromatase inhibi
30/01/2017
Acupuncture helpful in cancer related fatigue
27/01/2017
Additive homeopathic treatment in cancer
05/07/2016
Stress reduction- Does it affect survival?
01/07/2016
Exceptional patients- updated link
29/06/2016
Acupuncture in cancer care
31/05/2016
Stress reduction can affect genes
31/05/2016
Acupuncture in cancer related pain
30/04/2016
Fish oil and breast cancer
31/03/2016
Fatigue affected by Biofield Healing
29/02/2016
Fasting and chemotherapy
12/11/2015
Meat consumption and breast cancer risk
15/09/2015
The evolving field of integrative oncology
02/06/2015
Do cancer survivors use CAM?
30/05/2015
Ginger might have a role in Colon Cancer
28/05/2015
Acupuncture is helpful with hot flushe in patients
06/05/2015
Chemobrain and complementary therapies
01/04/2015
The Value of Presence
01/04/2015
Homeopathic remedies affect breast cancer cells
04/03/2015
Fish oil may prevent weight loss during cancer tx
04/03/2015
Integrative Medicine in cancer care
02/06/2014
Lack of sleep and breast cancer
27/05/2014
Soy might reduce lung cancer risk
18/04/2014
Hot flushes relieved with magnesium
01/01/2014
Integrating Dietary Supplements into Cancer Care
24/12/2013
Social isolation can affect mortality
21/06/2013
Nutrition and reducing risk of death
08/05/2013
Social environment can affect survival
07/05/2013
Nutrition and reduced risk of breast cancer
03/01/2013
Stress reduction affect genes
02/01/2013
Exercise can reduce prostate cancer death
30/11/2012
Protective effects of control beliefs
30/11/2012
Does diet affect colorectal cancer?
06/11/2012
Ginseng eases cancer related fatigue
20/07/2012
Selenium and prostate cancer
15/06/2012
Additional studies show effect of homeopathy on ca
05/06/2012
Guidelines for nutrition - physical activity 2012
15/04/2012
Mindfulness and stress in cancer
08/03/2012
The Benefit of Exercise
20/01/2012
Massage in cancer care
15/01/2012
Mindfulness and stress reduction in breast cancer
19/11/2011
Stress and cancer progression
28/09/2011
Qigong, cognitive function and quality of life
29/08/2011
Phone consultation is helpful in managing symptoms
24/04/2011
Rye and breast cancer
21/04/2011
Mindfulness in cancer care
13/04/2011
Omega-3 Formulation Has Antineoplastic Activity
31/03/2011
Long term effects of acupuncture on hot flushes
07/01/2011
Guidelines for Integrative Oncology
28/07/2010
Is sugar and soft drinks good for you?
25/07/2010
Broccoli and bladder cancer
17/07/2010
Nutrition in the prevention of colorectal cancer
15/07/2010
Managing Radiation Therapy Side effects
Dealing with Cancer Treatment Side Effects

Current statistics suggest that conventional care achieves cure in 65% of patients. But this process is not easy, accompanied with great deal of fear, uncertainty and emotional distress that patients and their families are exposed to. Conventional cancer treatments in themselves may cause a variety of traumatic side effects with differing levels of severity and duration. As a result, a large number of patients are using complementary/ integrative medicine as a support to their care. 

Complementary therapies
Complementary therapies such as acupuncture, massage and others may decrease the symptom burden caused by radiation and chemotherapy, while effectively treating the whole person and improve quality of life and wellbeing.  Complementary therapies not only reduce the severity of chemotherapy and radiation side effects, but they may potentially lessen the need for additional medications. It seems that with current evidence there is compelling accumulated data that complementary therapies might carry benefit and healthcare providers, patients and families should take it into consideration in addressing this issue.

From the University of Wisconsin some tips to address
Breast Cancer treatment Side effects


Nutrition during Cancer treatment
An excellent book by Rebecca Katz can lead you in addressing nutrition during cancer treatment as well as practical recipes for side effects and speedy  recovery
open the following link:
The Cancer Fighting Kitchen


Addressing specific symptoms
We will discuss some potential therapies that have been shown to have some beneficial effect in decreasing the symptom burden related to chemotherapy and radiation as well as share our clinical observations in providing this care.
Some of the symptoms that we will cover include:
Fatigue/ Weakness/ Lack of energy
Appetite
Taste Changes
Nausea
Mucositis ( Mouth sores)
Dry mouth
Insomnia
Anxiety
Diarrhea
Constipation

Pain
Neuropathy
Chemobrain/ Brain fog
Depression and complementary therapies 

Depression additional options of care
Bloating and Gas- Abdominal
 Skin problems

Fatigue
 
Pain
 
Nutrition tips
 
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