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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 othe...

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...

What is Oncology Massage

Posted by MIOG support team on 6 February 2020
What is Oncology Massage
The Power of Touch Therapeutic touch is a beautiful and powerful form of compassion and care. A hug, a simple brush of the knee, or a squeeze of a hand can convey reassuring support and comfort. When someone is going through cancer treatment, a time which is incredibly stressful, scary and traumatic, many friends shy away from physical touch, perhaps in fear it may not be welcomed or cause physical pain. In fact, patients are poked and prodded and examined with surgical gloves, all of w...

Acupuncture for cancer-related pain

Posted by Christine Lee on 23 January 2020
Acupuncture for cancer-related pain
Cancer pain affects most people at some stage of their cancer treatment. It can be very debilitating, and it can cause problems with sleep, day to day functioning, exercise, mental health and relationships. There are a number of ways to manage pain, and like most things cancer-related, they work best in a larger treatment plan that is centred on the patient as an individual.   Does it work? Studies have shown that acupuncture can significantly reduce cancer-related pain, particul...

Acupuncture for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Christine Lee on 24 May 2019
Acupuncture for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral Neuropathy is a common side-effect of some types of chemotherapy: especially the taxanes (paclitaxel and docetaxel), the platins (cisplatin, carboplatin) and vinca alkaloids (vincristine, vinblastine). It is the tingling or numb sensation in the hands and/or feet, and is caused by nerve damage that occurs from the treatment. It can be quite painful, and may significantly impact fine motor skills and daily function, such as handling utensils, writing, typing and, when affectin...

Exercise Physiology for Patients with Cancer

Posted by Moving Beyond Cancer on 14 May 2019
Exercise Physiology for Patients with Cancer
  Should patients with cancer exercise? Historically patients with cancer were advised to rest, however these days we know better! Physical activity and targeted exercise are beneficial for cancer prevention, recovery and survival, and should be a part of every cancer management program. The Department of Health and Human Services, the Americal College of Sports Medicine, and the specialist journal Oncology all have published multiple studies and review articles confirming...

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