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(Natural News) According to a study in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, compound Muniziqi granule (MNZQ), a treatment used in China for many hormone-related issues, contains a compound that can cause the death of skin cancer cells. The study looked at the effects of MNZQ, a multi-component herbal preparation composed of ingredients from...
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(Natural News) Most people have recently found an increased interest in alternative medicines for cancer treatment, thanks to rising mortality rates and adverse side effects following chemotherapy and radiotherapy. An alternative believed to possess anti-cancer properties are ajwa dates (Phoenix dactylifera L.). In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, ajwa date extracts were...
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Authors: Orfali R, Siddiqui NA, Alam P, Alhowiriny TA, Al-Taweel AM, Al-Yahya S, Majrashi NM, Mehmood R, Khan SI, Perveen S Abstract Nepeta deflersiana (Lamiaceae) is a well-known medicinal plant that grows in Saudi Arabia. This plant is used in Saudi and Yemeni folk medicine as an anti-inflammatory, carminative, and antirheumatic agent. In order to prove its use in folk medicine, four different extracts from the aerial parts of the plant: petroleum ether, chloroform, ethyl acetate, and n-butanol extracts were subjected to biological assays to screen PPARα and PPAR ϒ agnostic, antioxidant, anti-inflamma...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Two studies involving sarcoma patients show that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments are popular, and most patients seem to be unconcerned about risks, such as interactions.Medscape Medical News
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(Natural News) The pharmacology of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is based on re-establishing balance to the body through various herbs and plants. “Warm” plants such as the Lycopus lucidus (known in TCM as ze lan) are typically prescribed to treat “cold” conditions such as cancer. A study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine determined...
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Authors: Wu W, Hou B, Tang C, Liu F, Yang J, Pan T, Si K, Lu D, Wang X, Wang J, Xiong X, Liu J, Xie C Abstract Inhibition of tumor cell migration is a treatment strategy for patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). SCF-dependent activation of c-KIT is responsible for migration of c-KIT positive [c-KIT(+)] cells of CRC. Drug resistance to Imatinib Mesylate (c-KIT inhibitor) has emerged. Inhibition of mTOR can induce autophagic degradation of c-KIT. (+)-usnic acid [(+)-UA], isolated from lichens, has two major functions including induction of proton shuttle and targeting inhibition of mTOR. To reduce hepatotoxicity, th...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
(Natural News) You may not hear about oral cancer as much as, say, breast, lung, liver, or prostate cancer, but it isn’t any less deadly. Even today, it’s still considered a dangerous type of cancer – one that is hard to treat. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine discusses how red...
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Two new studies show that the use of complementary and alternative medicines is widespread among people who have been diagnosed with cancer.
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Abstract Effective administration of traditional cytotoxic chemotherapy is often limited by off-target toxicities. This clinical dilemma is epitomized by cisplatin, a platinating agent that has potent antineoplastic activity due to its affinity for DNA and other intracellular nucleophiles. Despite its efficacy against many adult-onset and pediatric malignancies, cisplatin elicits multiple off-target toxicities that can not only severely impact a patient's quality of life, but also lead to dose reductions or the selection of alternative therapies that can ultimately affect outcomes. Without an effective therapeutic...
Source: Clinical Cancer Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Cancer Res Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 September 2018Source: Journal of EthnopharmacologyAuthor(s): Ching-Hui Huang, Hui-Ping Chang, Shou-Yi Su, Wen-Kang Chen, Yu-Jun Chang, Yang-Cheng Lee, Yu-Jui KuoAbstractEthnopharmacological relevanceCardiovascular disease is the main concern of breast cancer survivors who received doxorubicin treatment. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) provides as a complementary therapy to patients with breast cancer and is an important component of health care in Taiwan. However, the TCM utilization patterns and it's efficacy in breast cancer patients is unknown.Materials and methodsFrom a sample o...
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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