Tag Archives: Cancer

The Chinese herbal formula Da Huang Zhe Chong San improves cancer type immunity

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Background: Da Huang Zhe Chong San improves the inhibitory immune status of mice with hepatocellular carcinoma by regulating Treg/Th1 balance. Hypothesis/purpose: To study the multi-material basis and multi-mechanisms of Da Huang Zhe Chong San against hepatocellular carcinoma by regulating Treg/Th1 balance in vitro and in vivo. Methods: UPLC-MS/MS was used to detect the …

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Qi Gong aids recovery from breast cancer

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Theories of embodied cognition hypothesize interdependencies between psychological well-being and physical posture. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of objectively measuring posture, and to explore the relationship between posture and affect and other patient centered outcomes in breast cancer survivors (BCS) with persistent postsurgical pain (PPSP) …

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Acupuncture is a safe treatment for cancer patients

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Background: Acupuncture is frequently used to treat the side effects of cancer treatment, but the safety of this intervention remains uncertain. The current meta-analysis was conducted to assess the safety of acupuncture in oncological patients. Methods: The PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Scopus databases were searched from their inception …

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Acupuncture improves emotions and sleep in cancer patients

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Objective: Breast cancer is the most prevalent malignant neoplasm in women. Optimal treatment frequently includes a hormonal-blockage phase maintained for 5-10 years. Pharmacologic agents used for this blockage induce many climacteric-like symptoms, which often exact a heavy toll on patients’ quality of life. Acupuncture has had promising results for treating climacteric-like …

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Topically applied Chinese herbal medicine reduces peripheral neuropathy in cancer patients

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Background: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a common adverse reaction of chemotherapy. Many studies have confirmed that traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has unique advantages for treating CIPN. However, there is no standard TCM prescription in clinical practice or objective outcome index, and similar efficacy varies. In this study, a systematic review of …

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The NADA protocol reduces hot flushes and night sweats in post-cancer women

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Purpose: While clinical trials provide valuable data about efficacy of interventions, findings often do not translate into clinical settings. We report real world clinical outcomes of a 15-year service offering breast cancer survivors auricular acupuncture to manage hot flushes and night sweats associated with adjuvant hormonal treatments. This service evaluation aims …

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The Chinese herbal formula Xiao Jin San has anti-breast cancer effects

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Ethnopharmacological relevance: Xiao Jin San was first recorded during the Qing Dynasty and have a history of nearly 300 years. It is the first choice among Chinese patent medicines for the clinical treatment of diseases of the mammary glands in contemporary traditional Chinese medicine. It was also widely used in the …

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Women with cancer are more likely to use acupuncture than men

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Objectives: Since pre-existing expectations, that is, beliefs, in a treatment may modify outcomes, and acupuncture studies often fail to measure expectations, we wanted to investigate the use of acupuncture, interest, and belief in acupuncture effects among patients undergoing cancer therapy. Method: A cross-sectional design, where the participants answered a study-specific questionnaire with …

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The Chinese herbal formula Huang Qi Si Jun Zi Tang relieves cancer-related fatigue

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Objective: This study aimed to determine the active ingredients of Huang Qi Si Jun Zi Tang and the targets in treating cancer-related fatigue so as to investigate the treatment mechanism of Huang Qi Si Jun Zi Tang for cancer-related fatigue. Methods: This study adopted the method of network pharmacology. The active ingredients …

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Ba Duan Jin Qi Gong improves fatigue in cancer patients

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Background: Cancer-related fatigue is the most common concomitant symptom in the treatment of colorectal cancer. Such patients often present with subjective fatigue state accompanied by cognitive dysfunction, which seriously affects the quality of life of patients. Aim: To explore the effects of cognitive behavior therapy combined with Baduanjin exercise on cancer-related fatigue, …

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