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Archive for the 'Fatigue' Category

Evidence for acupuncture to treat cancer-related fatigue

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

acupunctureMan1111-150x150Researchers at the Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea, reviewed the evidence for treatment.

And, researchers from the University of Manchester, in the UK reviewed the response to self-needling maintenance treatments. (more…)

Treating cancer-related fatigue with American ginseng

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Cancer-related fatigue is occurs in 50% to 90% of all patients with cancer and severely affects quality of life, in addition to decreasing the daily functional capacity.

During the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting, researchers from several US universities reported that American ginseng reduces general and physical cancer-related fatigue. (more…)

Homeopathic treatments for psychiatric conditions

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Researchers in South Carolina conducted this review. (more…)

Coenzyme Q(10) supplementation in obese people

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Researchers at Yonsei University College of Medicine, in Seoul, Republic of Korea, studied changes in metabolic parameters, inflammatory markers, arterial stiffness, and fatigue. (more…)

Contribution of mindfulness in rheumatic joint disease

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Researchers at Diakonhjemmet Hospital, in Oslo, Norway, evaluated the effects of a mindfulness-based group training in adults with inflammatory rheumatic joint diseases. (more…)

Review: Homeopathic treatments in psychiatry

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Really? (more…)

Supervised vs home exercise to treat intermittent claudication

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Intermittent claudication is a diagnosis for muscle pain (ache, cramp, numbness, or sense of fatigue) typically in the calf muscle, which occurs during exercise and is relieved by a short period of rest.

Researchers at Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, in Oklahoma City, compared home-based exercise to a supervised exercise program. (more…)

Benefits of music therapy for cancer patients

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Having cancer may result in emotional, physical, and social suffering. Music interventions have been used to alleviate symptoms and treatment side effects in cancer patients.

The authors of this Cochrane review report the response to music among cancer patients. (more…)

Benefits of yoga in cancer survivors

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Researchers at the Cancer Centers of the Carolinas, in Seneca, South Carolina, studied the effects of the Yoga for Cancer Survivors (YOCAS) program on sleep, fatigue, and quality of life.

The results were reported during the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting. (more…)

Review: Black chokeberry

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Products derived from the black chokeberry, Aronia melanocarpa, are claimed to be beneficial in disorders or diseases associated with oxidative stress. But these claims are based primarily on laboratory and animal research.

Researchers at Hebrew University, Jerusalem reviewed the evidence in people. (more…)

Multidimensional benefits of yoga for patients with fibromyalgia

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Just once a week improved pain, fatigue, and depression, according to researchers at Oregon Health & Science University, in Portland. (more…)

Effects of retirement on chronic disease

Monday, January 24th, 2011

An international group of researchers looked for changes in the risk of chronic diseases, depressive symptoms, and fatigue. (more…)


Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Type “naprapathy” into Google and — you guessed it, — you’re asked, Did you mean: Naturopathy?

No…I meant N A P R A P A T H Y ? the stealthy CAM.


Traditional Chinese medicinal herbs to treat chronic fatigue

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

cochrane-symbolThis Cochrane review reports that flawed study design limits the usefulness of the data reported. (more…)

A review of Spirulina in clinical medicine

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Spirulina has been promoted as “the food of the future” with “exceptional constituents” that contribute to high energy levels.

In 2008, researchers from the UK and Greece reviewed the evidence, and it’s still relevant. (more…)

Probiotic effect on chronic fatigue syndrome

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden studied the effect of 3 probiotics on fatigue and physical activity in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). (more…)

Supportive care for chronic fatigue syndrome

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Medscape has published a review written by clinicians from around the US.

Let’s focus on 6 supportive care options for chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome, aka chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and myalgic encephalomyelitis. (more…)

Key points about commonly used herbals

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Dr. Darrell Hulisz from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio has written a continuing education article on herbals.

Here are the author’s take-away points, with additional references added. (more…)

Treating chronic fatigue syndrome with probiotics

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

 This study by researchers at the University of Toronto focused on the management of anxiety. (more…)

Massage therapy for cancer palliative care

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

 Massage is a popular adjunct to cancer palliation.

And, Prof. Ernst says “the evidence is encouraging. (more…)