Treatments

Chemotherapy

Yoga – Chemotherapy associated symptoms In 2012 the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine published a controlled pilot study involving 16 participants which found that breathing techniques involved in yoga helped reduced anxiety and sleep disturbance in chemotherapy patients, while improving mental outlook. Acupuncture – Post chemotherapy fatigue In 2004 the Journal of Clinical

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Laser Therapy

Halitosis – Laser cryptolysis In 2004 Otolarygnology–Head and Neck Surgery published a study in which 53 patients with halitosis caused by chronic fetid tonsillitis received laser cryptolysis. Complete elimination was achieved after 1 session in 28 patients, 2 sessions in 18 patients and 3 sessions in 5 patients. No adverse

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Sauna

Exercise recovery In 2015 Springerplus published a study involving 10 physically active male volunteers which found that 30 minute sessions in a far-infrared sauna appeared to improve intramuscular recovery after maximal endurance exercise. [Source] Allergies In 2013 the Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology published a study in which

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Peppermint Oil

Natural hair growth In 2014 Toxicology Research published an animal study which compared the topical application of 4 substances on mice to determine their effectiveness in stimulating hair growth. The substances included saline, jojoba oil, minoxidil (Rogaine) and peppermint oil. After 4 weeks, peppermint oil showed the most prominent hair

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Probiotics

Treats IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) In 2015 World Journal of Gastroenterology published a meta-analysis of 9 placebo-controlled trials which included a total of 1793 IBS patients. The data showed that probiotics can reduce pain and severity associated with IBS when compared with a placebo. [Source] In 2010 Gut published a

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Isolation Tank

Reduced stress, anxiety and depression In 2014 BMC Complementary & Alternative Medicine published a study in which 65 participants were either assigned to a wait list (control group) or a 7-week program consisting of 12 flotation sessions. Questionnaires showed that those in the flotation group had significant decreases in stress,

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Massage

Cancer patients In 2004 the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management published a 3-year study which found that massage therapy reduced pain, fatigue, stress and other symptoms by approximately 50 percent in 1,290 cancer patients who were treated over a 3-year period. [Source] Increased serotonin and dopamine In 2005 The

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Ginger

Pregnancy-Induced Nausea In 2005 Obstetrics and Gynecology published a meta-analysis of 6 studies which tested the efficacy of ginger in reducing pregnancy-related nausea. The researchers found that 4 of the 6 studies showed that ginger was more effective than a placebo. [Source] In 2000 the British Journal of Anaesthesia published a review of 6

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Coconut Oil

Gingivitis In 2015 Nigerian Medical Journal published study in which 60 boys and girls (16-18 years) with plaque induced gingivitis used coconut oil as an oral mouth rinse for 30 days. From day 7 plaque and gingivitis indices were reduced and continued to decrease through the rest of the study period.

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Black Elderberry

Immune enhancement In 2002 The Israel Medical Association Journal published an in vitro study which showed that black elderberry was effective in activating anti-inflammatory immune responses much more than formulas containing propolis and echinacea. Inflammation In 2015 The British Journal of Nutrition published an animal study which showed that black

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