Complementary Alternative Medicine


Meditation versus Pain, Anxiety, and Fatigue during Breast Cancer Biopsy (May 31, 2016)

By Helen Young Elsewhere in breast cancer news, meditation has been found to reduce symptoms of anxiety, tiredness, and pain for women having a breast cancer biopsy. Image-guided needle biopsies are highly... Continue Reading

What Complementary Therapies Can Do for You (October 16, 2015)

By Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD Complementary therapies empower you, the patient. After being diagnosed with cancer, you might feel like you are ceding control to a team of experts—your medical oncologist,... Continue Reading

High Use of Alternative Medicine in Senior Cancer Patients (August 31, 2015)

Alternative medicines are widely thought to be at least harmless and very often helpful for a wide range of discomforts and illnesses. However, although they’re marketed as “natural,” they often... Continue Reading

Cancer treatment quackery fuels concern among doctors, FDA (July 8, 2015)

Be wary of possible side effects, drug interactions when using alternative health supplements, physicians caution One potentially fake cancer drug sold online can actually cause malignancies. One enema... Continue Reading

Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care: Acupressure (May 12, 2014)

An ongoing series highlighting complementary therapies, adapted from The Complete Guide to Complementary Therapies in Cancer CareBy Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD, Chief, Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial... Continue Reading

Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care Music Therapy (March 10, 2014)

An ongoing series highlighting complementary therapies, adapted from The Complete Guide to Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care By Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD, Chief, Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial... Continue Reading

Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care: Imagery and Visualization (September 27, 2013)

An ongoing series highlighting complementary therapies, adapted from The Complete Guide to Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care By Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD, Chief, Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial... Continue Reading

Yoga Improves Sleep Quality in Cancer Survivors (September 11, 2013)

Cancer survivors who participated in a special yoga program reported better sleep quality and less reliance on sleep medication, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical... Continue Reading

Ginseng Supplements May Relieve Cancer-Related Fatigue (August 14, 2013)

Cancer patients and survivors who took ginseng supplements for two months felt noticeable relief from fatigue, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Fatigue... Continue Reading

Acupuncture May Reduce Lymphedema in Breast Cancer (July 25, 2013)

Acupuncture may be a safe and effective alternative for reducing arm lymphedema in patients with breast cancer, according to the results of a study published in Cancer. For women with early breast cancer,... Continue Reading

Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care: Aromatherapy (July 3, 2013)

An ongoing series highlighting complementary therapies, adapted from The Complete Guide to Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care By Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD, Chief, Integrative Medicine Service,... Continue Reading

Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care: Humor Therapy (May 14, 2013)

An ongoing series highlighting complementary therapies, adapted from The Complete Guide to Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care By Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD Complementary therapies are noninvasive,... Continue Reading

Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care: Meditation (March 14, 2013)

An ongoing series highlighting complementary therapies, adapted from The Complete Guide to Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care By Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD Complementary therapies are noninvasive,... Continue Reading

Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care Naturopathic Medicine: Naturopathic Medicine (July 30, 2012)

An ongoing series highlighting complementary therapies, adapted from The Complete Guide to Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care By Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD Complementary therapies are noninvasive,... Continue Reading

Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care: Acupuncture (May 8, 2012)

An ongoing series highlighting complementary therapies By Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD Complementary therapies are noninvasive, nonpharmacologic adjuncts to mainstream treatment.  They improve patients’... Continue Reading

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Video (February 7, 2012)
Yoga for Breast Cancer Patients (August 5, 2011)

Annette Tersigni RN, yoga nurse, entrepreneur and yogapreneur has created a transformational new movement in health care called Yoga Nursing®. She helps nurses, yoga therapists and other care givers... Continue Reading

Foods to Fight Cancer (February 25, 2011)

Looking for another tool to reduce your risk of cancer? Head to the grocery store. One step towards cancer prevention starts with a trip to the grocery store. Certain foods contain nutrients thought to... Continue Reading

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