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Qigong in Managing a Cluster of Symptoms in Patients with Lung Cancer

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 11 December 2021
Qigong in Managing a Cluster of Symptoms in Patients with Lung Cancer
A randomised controlled trial investigated the effect of Qigong in patients diagnosed with lung cancer. Qigong is an ancient system of exercises rooted in ancient Chinese philosophy. They are designed to cultivate and influence “Qi” in order to improve the health and harmony of the mind and body. This is done by coordinating the breath with gentle movements and visualisation while standing and moving through set sequences. There are literally thousands of different examples and s...
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M for Mullein

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 29 September 2021
M for Mullein
Proudly erect, growing up to two metres high, mullein is a striking weed that is hard to miss in the wild with its woolly leaves and tall solitary stem studded in golden flowers. Much loved in folk medicine to assist breathing, the leaves are a beneficial respiratory remedy for toning the mucous membranes and treating lung congestion. The flowers are famous for their use as an external earache remedy when infused in oil.  More than 2000 years ago mullein was described as a treatment f...
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Air Pollution ― Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 18 September 2021
Air Pollution ― Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer
Air pollution is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the world, after smoking, results of a novel analysis suggest.  The new data show that the rate of lung cancer deaths attributable to air pollution varies widely between countries. Serbia, Poland, China, Mongolia, and Turkey are among the worst affected. The analysis shows an association between deaths from lung cancer and the proportion of national energy that is produced from coal. "Both smoking and air pollution are ...
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Tackling Grief, Loss in Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 18 September 2021
Tackling Grief, Loss in Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer
Patients with life-limiting advanced lung cancer often experience intense grief and loss. Research shows that the use of palliative care is associated with improved quality of life and lower costs of care for patients with cancer. But a 2015 Palliative Care Survey by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network found that although the majority of leading US cancer centres have inpatient palliative care services, most reported insufficient capacity to meet the demand, and that home-based pa...
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Dealing with Taste Changes During Lung Cancer Treatment

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 12 August 2021
Dealing with Taste Changes During Lung Cancer Treatment
Taste alterations and aversions can be a common side effect from certain lung cancer chemotherapy drugs. When food does not taste the way you expect it to (or it has a bad taste taste), it can affect your appetite and contribute to weight loss. Luckily, there are tricks you can use to combat taste changes, whether it be lack of taste, metallic taste, or any other type of taste change. In this article, we will review common taste alterations along with some suggested foods to choose to o...
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