Integrative Cancer Care

Patients Benefit From New Acupuncture Program – Seattle Children’s Hospital

Patients Benefit From New Acupuncture Program – Seattle Children’s Hospital

– Acupuncture at Seattle Children’s involves applying needles, magnets and/or manual pressure (called acupressure) to specific points throughout the body to stimulate those areas. The treatment can help with a number of problems hospitalized patients experience, including pain, nausea, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, depression and more.

Yvette knows first-hand how beneficial acupuncture can be for cancer patients. While undergoing breast cancer treatment two years ago, she received acupuncture to manage the side effects. “It helped a great deal,” says Yvette. “Not just with pain, but also with fatigue.”

Gailon first used acupuncture at Seattle Children’s to relieve the discomfort caused by her tumor. “Acupuncture and acupressure helped manage the pain in addition to some of the other ways to manage pain,” says Gailon.-

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Integrative Cancer Care

Tumors have found a bloody new way to grow and spread

Tumors have found a bloody new way to grow and spread

(By Mitch Leslie, Jun. 16, 2016)

Researchers knew at the time that tumors can induce the endothelial cells of normal blood vessels to form new supply lines into a tumor, a process called angiogenesis. But Hendrix and her colleagues contended that tumor cells themselves sometimes create their own blood-delivering tubes, a mechanism they dubbed vasculogenic mimicry (also known as vascular mimicry).

Tumors have found a bloody new way to grow and spread

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Herbal Medicines

CRF receptor 1 antagonism and brain distribution of active components contribute to the ameliorative effect of rikkunshito on stress-induced anorexia

In conclusion, we demonstrated that the initiation of novelty stress-induced anorexia in aged mice is due to 5-HT2CR and CRFR1/MC4R activation. Our results also indicate that brain distributed components of RKT possessing CRFR1 and 5-HT2CR antagonistic activities may be partly involved in its ameliorative effect in this model. However, further investigation of other active components or combinations of these components is required to fully understand the effects of RKT.

 

Click here to read the paper.

Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 27516 (2016)

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