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Preventing Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Are you starting chemotherapy and worried about side effects?  A common concern people ask us about is preventing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, i.e. pain, numbness or tingling in the hands and feet. For some patients, the nerve damage is temporary and...

Chinese Herbs for Cancer: Journal article

Interested in the use of Chinese herbs for cancer?  Check out this article by Hillgreen’s founder, Pauline Sok Yin Hwang published last fall in the Journal of the American Herbalists Guild. Titled “”Chinese Herbal Medicine for Oncology” (PDF), Pauline’s...

Chemotherapy Support and Side Effect Relief

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...

Free Workshop – Coping with Cancer: Self-care for Stress and Anxiety

FREE WORKSHOP!   Tuesday May 28, 2019. 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  This workshop will focus on skills for managing stress and anxiety. We’ll explore the Traditional Chinese Medicine view how our stress connects with physical symptoms, especially cancer. We’ll learn...

FREE Workshop: Traditional Chinese Medicine & Breast Cancer

This FREE presentation will focus on the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) view of breast cancer. TCM is a system of natural medicine and wellness that has been evolving for the past 3000 or more years.  If you are a breast cancer patient, survivor or caregiver,...

FREE workshop on Traditional Chinese Medicine for Cancer (Feb 26th, 2019, Brampton)

You and your loved ones are welcome to join a FREE workshop introducing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and its lessons for cancer care and recovery. The talk will include lessons for any stage or type of cancer, including prevention, active treatment, or...

Colorectal cancer patients who use Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs live longer

I’ve always been impressed hearing Dr. Yang Yu Fei present her research at conferences in both China and North America. A series of studies her Beijing-based team did, in partnership with the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas, has shown that colorectal cancer...

Eat Your Greens! A Delicious Cancer Fighting Recipe with Broccoli and Tomatoes

Finding it hard to eat your cancer-fighting greens? Try this tasty broccoli recipe that pairs healthy veggies for an even stronger cancer-fighting effect! Instructions adapted from, and photo courtesy of, Rebecca Katz’s The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen. Note that I would...

Getting to the Point: Acupuncture for Kids with Cancer

Facing the complications from brain surgery and their upcoming chemotherapy treatments, neurosurgeon Dr. William Loudon, suggests to Cade and Max’s parents that they try something outside the box and introduces them to CHOC hospital acupuncturist. Over the next few years, this unique treatment approach helps ease the fatigue, nausea and pain so common in cancer victims while Cade is also helped to recover from a devastating stroke he suffered after his second brain surgery.

Research into Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for Cancer Patients

While it’s challenging to evaluate acupuncture using conventional biomedical research protocols, numerous studies suggest acupuncture can help reduce chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, cancer-related fatigue, leucopenia, pain, neuropathy, xerostomia (dry...
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