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Acupuncture for people undergoing cancer treatment

Posted by MIOG support team on 19 March 2021
Acupuncture for people undergoing cancer treatment
What is Acupuncture & is it safe for Cancer Patients? Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine single use, disposable needles into surface areas on the body that can directly influence the internal organs and systems, as well as the muscles.  In the hands of a well-trained practitioner Acupuncture is considered safe for people undergoing cancer treatment and beyond and has been found to be cost effective for some conditions, with minimal side effects compared to some drugs and o...

Cancer and Oncology Massage Therapy

Posted by MIOG support team on 11 March 2021
Cancer and Oncology Massage Therapy
What is Oncology Massage Therapy? Oncology Massage Therapy is a safe specialised form of massage therapy that is completely tailored to meet the unique and changing needs of someone currently undergoing cancer treatment or with a history of cancer.  Oncology Massage Therapy and Cancer Care It is important to understand that an Oncology Massage Therapy is completely different from traditional forms of massage.  Unlike traditional forms of massage, Oncology Massage gently supp...

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...

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Why is Vitamin D important during winter?

Posted by MIOG Community on 14 July 2021
Why is Vitamin D important during winter?
With the days getting longer and the sun finally peeping through the clouds, we start to remember one of the most i...
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