Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN | Authors

Articles

Mindfulness Meditation

October 19, 2010

Mindfulness meditation and other mindfulness-based practices are gaining popularity due to a burgeoning evidence base supporting its benefits for a broad range of conditions and populations, including cancer patients[1] and healthcare professionals.

Energy Therapies

July 09, 2010

Energy therapies consist of interventions that are designed to interact with the biofield of a person. The concept of the biofield is based on the assumption that all living things have a natural flow of energy that is integral to their basic composition.

Curcumin

April 09, 2010

Curcumin is yellow curry powder, also called turmeric, Indian saffron, “Haldi,” or “curry powder.” It is a yellow pigment present in turmeric and constitutes 2%–5% of turmeric.

Ginger

February 16, 2010

Ginger, the rhizome of Zingiber officinale Roscoe, is best known for its role as a flavoring agent for food in Asian and Indian recipes.

The Emerging Discipline of Integrative Oncology

October 08, 2009

As oncology nurses, we increasingly encounter issues related to integrative medicine in our community practices, clinics, and hospitals.

Vitamin D

October 08, 2009

Vitamin D-the so-called “sunshine vitamin”-is a fat-soluble substance and is classified more as a pro-hormone or steroid by some