Medical News Today: What are the best remedies for neuropathy from chemo?

Neuropathy from chemo can cause tingling and numbness in the hands and feet. It is a side effect of the chemotherapy drug that a person uses in their cancer treatment. Learn more about the best remedies for neuropathy from chemo, including natural and alternative remedies, such as vitamins, massage, and acupuncture.
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About a third of cancer patients use alternative medicine — but many of them don’t tell their doctors, according to a new research letter published in JAMA Oncology. Complementary and alternative therapies are those that people use in addition to or instead of traditional medical care. Out of about 3,100 cancer patients who responded to questions about cancer and complementary therapy use through the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, just over 1,000 reported using one or more of these therapies during the prior year, the research letter says. Of these, about a third said they did not tell their doctors tha...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Cancer Source Type: news
You're reading Belluck &Fox Explain How to Care for a Loved One with Mesothelioma, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. When a loved one is diagnosed with mesothelioma it can be extremely stressful and overwhelming for all involved, but there are things you can do to help provide much needed love and support. A combination of educating yourself so you understand the disease and making it easier for your loved one to manage the disease, both emotionally and physically, can lessen the stress. Mesothelioma is...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: health and fitness self improvement care mesothelioma Source Type: blogs
Conditions:   Breast Cancer;   Chemotherapy;   Mind-Body-Medicine;   Acupuncture;   Quality of Life Intervention:   Behavioral: Integrative mind-body-medicine group program Sponsor:   Universität Duisburg-Essen Completed
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CONCLUSION: the use of acupuncture appears to be associated with an improvement in the symptoms of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy and has no side effects. In order to improve the evidence about benefits associated with acupuncture, more experimental studies using both subjective and objective measures are needed. PMID: 30916227 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Lat Am Enfermagem Source Type: research
This study was not designed to directly compare non-conventional therapies with conventional ones, and the results do not mean that all unproven remedies are useless. In fact, an unproven treatment may become conventional if rigorous research proves its worth. There are many types of alternative treatments (including herbs, vitamins, homeopathy, yoga, and acupuncture) that might have different effects and have not yet been well studied. Importantly, this study did not examine the interaction of conventional and alternative treatments (which in some cases may cause problems). In addition, this study did not actually find th...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Cancer Complementary and alternative medicine Health Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: Patients with cervical SCC at stages IIb-IIIb, who received 4 cycles of chemotherapy using 50 mg/m2/week of cisplatin and EA at ST 36, had increased NK-cell percentages in their peripheral blood and had reductions in their cervical tumors. PMID: 30805077 [PubMed]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research
DiscussionThis trial is expected to clarify whether TEAS is effective for cancer-related pain. These results demonstrate the advantage of TEAS combined with opioid drugs on improving immune function and decreasing opioid induced side effects.Trial registrationChinese Clinical Trial Registry,ChiCTR-13003803. Registered on 27 August 2013.
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RESUMO Objetivo: Avaliar a efetividade da acupuntura auricular na dor de pacientes oncol ógicos em tratamento quimioterápico e possíveis alterações no consumo de analgésicos após a aplicação da intervenção. Método: Ensaio clínico randomizado com portadores de câncer que apresentavam queixa de dor maior ou igual a quatro na Escala Numérica da Dor. Foram criados dois grupo s paralelos, um Experimental, o qual recebeu a aplicação da acupuntura auricular em pontos do equilíbrio energético e em pon...
Source: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
Conditions:   Insomnia, Secondary;   Breast Cancer Female;   Chemotherapy Intervention:   Device: Acupuncture Sponsor:   The University of Hong Kong Not yet recruiting
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