This article reviews how acupuncture is thought to work, data on acupuncture for managing pain caused by cancer or by cancer treatment, how acupuncture is practiced in the US medical system, discussion of safety issues, and practical tips on how to integrate acupuncture into cancer care.
A study led by Dr. Jun Mao of MSKCC found CBT and acupuncture each yielded clinically meaningful and durable sleep-related QOL improvements.
In this interview we discuss the goals of SIO, the response to donations intended for interdisciplinary integrative health, and how palliative care and psychosocial oncology can enhance each other.
Adding ginger extract capsules to a standard prophylactic antiemetic did not improve chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing high-dose cisplatin chemotherapy.
Through this vital new partnership, the Society for Integrative Oncology and ONCOLOGY seek to make integrative medicine part of standard clinical oncology practice, and to help physicians and patients make informed decisions about complementary and alternative medicine to maximize benefits and minimize harms.
Acupressure, a technique derived from acupuncture, helped improve sleep and relieved chronic fatigue experienced by women treated for breast cancer.
This article provides an overview of the current state of knowledge pertaining to exercise modulation of the inflammation-immune axis in cancer. The current evidence suggests that exercise may be a promising adjunctive strategy that can favorably alter numerous components of the immune system, which, in turn, may modulate tumorigenesis.
Exercise at the right dosage could provide a potent stimulus for acute changes and long-term adaptations in numerous biological pathways that influence tumorigenesis.
In our commentary, we will address ways to consider this research across the cancer continuum, with a focus on the cancer survivor, highlighting some of the challenges in interpreting the research evidence for translation into clinical practice and noting some research gaps.
Exercise and physical activity are beneficial along the spectrum of care in cancer patients. However, much more research is needed to better understand this association and guide recommendations for patients.