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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

Coal Tar

No increased risk of cancer In 2010 The Journal of Investigative Dermatology published a large cohort study involving 13,200 patients with psoriasis and eczema which found that coal tar was not associated with an increased risk of cancer. [Source] Psoriasis & atopic dermatitis In 2010 the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology published

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