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Care For Hand-Foot Syndrome (HFS)

  By Rian Scott (R.Ac) Hand-Foot Syndrome (HFS) a.k.a. Palmar-Plantar Erythrodysesthesia (PPE) Chemotherapy is a double-edged sword — it is a very strong form of therapy proven to have some positive health outcomes for oncology patients; it is simultaneously...

Care For Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

By Rian Scott (R.Ac) For most of us when we wake up in the morning and get out of bed, we often take for granted that we can walk normally, with full range of motion and the use of our extremities. However, for oncology patients who have or are undergoing...

Why People with Cancer Use Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

For over 3,500 years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been helping people of all ages, backgrounds, and medical histories find internal and external peace, balance, comfort, and relief. Through an intricate network of carefully applied practices and routines...

5 Benefits of Acupuncture in Cancer Care 

Acupuncture is an aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine—one that’s been practiced for thousands of years. Despite the many evolutions and iterations of acupuncture over the years, one thing has always remained true from the beginning—the healing properties of...

Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for Chemotherapy

Are you dreading chemotherapy?  Worried about chemo side effects, such as nausea and vomiting, fatigue, diarrhea or constipation, hair loss, and more?  Chemotherapy horror stories are easy to find on the internet, but don’t worry – there’s a lot that acupuncture...

4 Common Myths about Chinese Medicine for Cancer 

Although Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been practiced for over 5,000 years in most Asian countries, it’s only recently started entering the western consciousness as a viable treatment method for various physical and mental ailments. When many people think of...

The Benefits of Acupuncture for Cancer Patients

Whether it’s surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a stem cell transplant, many patients can attest to the fact that cancer treatment is extremely emotionally and physically draining. In some cases, the pain and discomfort you feel from the treatment can be...

How to do acupressure on yourself to help with headaches and generalized pain.

A short self-help video showing how to do acupressure on yourself to help with headaches and generalized pain. The video was created and posted by the integrative medicine service at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, one of the leading cancer hospitals in...

Nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy and radiation

This is a short self-help video showing how to do acupressure on yourself for nausea and vomiting.The video was created and posted by the integrative medicine service at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, one of the leading cancer hospitals in the United...

How acupuncture can help cancer patients

In this video by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, acupuncturist Jonathan Siman explains the use of acupuncture for symptom relief in cancer patients. How acupuncture works, what it feels like, and how it can help cancer patients, etc. He also talks...

Therapies that can help relieve the side effects of chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery.

If you’ve ever been curious about how acupuncture can help cancer patients and what an acupuncture treatment looks like in real like, check out this great video. It was created an posted by members of the integrative medicine service at the Memorial Sloan...

How the hospital uses acupuncture to support their cancer patients.

In this video by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, Yi Chan, LAcDPM, Acupuncturist, gives an overview of how the hospital uses acupuncture and other integrative medicine to support their cancer patients. He talks about the clinical services and...