Author | Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE

Articles

Herb-Drug Interactions in Cancer Care

October 17, 2018

In this article, we describe the mechanisms via which interactions between herbs and prescription drugs may occur, and highlight four popular herbs and a medicinal mushroom commonly used by cancer patients, along with reports of their interactions with standard drugs.

Tools and Tweaks to Improve Sleep Quality in Patients With Cancer

July 03, 2018

In this video, Dr. Jun Mao describes practical changes that have boosted sleep quality in cancer patients, and highlights results of a study showing sleep benefits from both CBT and acupuncture. 

Understanding the Benefits of Acupuncture Treatment for Cancer Pain Management

June 15, 2018

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.

Integrative Oncology for Practicing Clinicians: SIO and ONCOLOGY Establish New Partnership

October 15, 2017

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.