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Herbal Spotlight: Withania

Posted by MIOG support team on 17 September 2020
Herbal Spotlight: Withania
What is Withania? You may have heard of the herb called Withania: also known as Withania Somnifera, Winter Cherry, Ashwaganda, or Indian Ginseng. At MIOG, it is one of our most commonly used herbs and for good reason.  Withania is commonly used as an adaptogen, which is a trendy buzz word these days. An adaptogen is a herb or plant based medicine that helps to modulate the body's stress response, ie it helps you adapt to stress. In addition to being an adaptogenic herb, Withani...

Om Mani Padme Hum - The Jewel in the Lotus

Posted by Teresa Corso on 23 July 2020
Om Mani Padme Hum - The Jewel in the Lotus
Excerpt from Silver Linings - Stories from lockdown to uplift and inspire.
Have you ever felt lost? Or stood still in the middle of chaos, paralysed by fear? Sensed that your world was crashing? Heard something completely unfathomable? I have. To the point that I felt numb all over and all I could do was find comfort in my worn-out sunken armchair. It was in that moment, as I sat and stared out of the window, confused and anxious, that I became aware of the need to surrender. Bu...

Movement After Cancer

Posted by Sachini Ganhewa on 25 June 2020
Movement After Cancer
The traditional notion of resting your body to overcome cancer treatment related fatigue has been debunked a long while ago now. Instead the research is heavily supportive of exercise and movement. Research shows that moving your body during and after cancer treatment can help with: Improved mood Improved physical function Improved strength and muscle mass Improved quality of life Improved cardiovascular fitness Improved fatigue And most importantly reduce the...

Brassica vegetables and broccoli sprouts and their benefit for cancer management

Posted by Vivian Klaver on 4 June 2020
Brassica vegetables and broccoli sprouts and their benefit for cancer management
If you have ever come in for a consultation here at MIOG, you will have heard our Naturopaths and Nutritionists talk about Brassicas. This humble family of vegetables is of particular interest in the Integrative Oncology world, as they contain valuable little plant compounds that have an incredible benefit for health. "Brassicas are also known as Cruciferous Vegetables, as they grow in the shape of a cross. Turn over a cauliflower or brussel sprout and have a look at the leaf formati...

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for coping with cancer

Posted by MIOG support team on 21 May 2020
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for coping with cancer
The art of tapping.
When we say "tapping" we are referring to Clinical EFT or Emotional Freedom Techniques. It is a gentle, self touch technique in which we use our own fingers to tap on specific acupressure points around the face and upper body. Based on the ancient technique of acupuncture from Traditional Chinese Medicine, EFT has been combined with modern psychology and contains elements of Mindfulness, CBT, ACT, Exposure Therapy and Positive Psychology.

Mindfulness pra...

Natural and effective treatment for mucositis

Posted by MIOG support team on 15 April 2020
Natural and effective treatment for mucositis
Oral mucositis is one of the most common side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. It presents as swollen mouth and/or gums, ulcers in the mouth or on the lips, painful swallowing, feelings of dryness or burning in the mouth and throat, reflux-type sensations, and increased mucous or saliva in the mouth. Mucositis can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract, however if in the mouth (ie oral mucositis) it is particularly noticeable and painful.   Why am I getting mucositis ...

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Herbal Spotlight: Withania

Posted by MIOG support team on 17 September 2020
Herbal Spotlight: Withania
What is Withania? You may have heard of the herb called Withania: also known as Withania Somnifera, Winter Cherry...
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