Posts Tagged "hot flashes"

Acupuncture Benefits Cancer Patients

Posted on May 27, 2011 in Health and Wellness

Treating the Side Effects of Chemotherapy in Cancer Patients Alaina Speraw, L. Ac., Dipl. Ac., B. A. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month ; so I thought it might be timely to share some of my clinical experience and passion for treating Cancer patients at the Virginia G Piper Cancer Center. Chemotherapy, radiation and surgery present enormous challenges and suffering for most people hoping for those magic words “cancer free”. However, the journey is full of potential pitfalls such as nausea, vomiting, hot flashes, joint pain, fatigue, insomnia, neuropathy, infections,...

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New Acupuncture Breast Study

Posted on May 26, 2011 in Health and Wellness

Breakthrough Breast Cancer launches the world’s largest and most advanced clinical trial to investigate whether acupuncture may help women with breast cancer cope with fatigue, a major side effect of breast cancer treatment. The ACU.FATIGUE study is the first to be funded as part of Breakthrough’s programme of research to develop high quality, scientific studies looking at complementary therapies used by breast cancer patients Over 60% of breast cancer patients use complementary therapies to try to help ease the side effects of their treatment such as fatigue, nausea or hot...

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