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The clinical use of Kampo medicines (traditional Japanese herbal treatments) for controlling cancer patients’ symptoms in Japan: a national cross-sectional survey

Posted November 21, 2012

Kampo medicines are traditional Japanese medicines produced from medicinal plants and herbs. Even though the efficacy of Kampo medicines for controlling cancer-related symptoms is being reported, their actual nationwide clinical use has not been comprehensively investigated. We aimed to investigate physicians’ recognition of Kampo medicines and their clinical use for cancer patients in the field of palliative care.

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Osteoarthritis results from inflammatory processes, not just wear and tear, study suggests

Posted April 30, 2012

In a study to be published online Nov. 6 in Nature Medicine, investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that the development of osteoarthritis is in great part driven by low-grade inflammatory processes. This is at odds with the prevailing view attributing the condition to a lifetime of wear and tear on long-suffering joints.

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The Joint Health Miracle Your Doctor May Not Know About

Posted April 30, 2012

Do you have stiff joints, sore muscles or general aches and pains that just never seem to go away? I know from personal experience just how frustrating dealing with chronic pain can be, which is why I want to share with you the solution that helped me.

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Quercetin-glucosamine-chondroitin mix shows joint health potential

Posted April 30, 2012

Combining quercetin with the established joint health ingredients glucosamine and chondroitin may reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis, suggests new data from Japan.

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Acupuncture Benefits Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted April 30, 2012

In a study involving 63 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, treatment with acupuncture (electroacupuncture) at points on channels associated with the areas of pain, received every other day for 3 courses of 10 treatments each was found to significantly reduce levels of TNF-alpha and vascular endothelial growth factor in the blood and synovial fluid in the affected joints.

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Relieve joint and muscle pain, maintain healthy bone density with high doses of vitamin D

Posted April 30, 2012

A recent study published in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment has found that taking high doses of vitamin D can help relieve the joint and muscle pain caused by taking aromatase inhibitor drugs for breast cancer. The research, which appears to apply generally to joint and muscle pain, also helps confirm that vitamin D helps to maintain bone density and prevent bone loss.

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Study Confirms Joint Health Potential Green Lipped Mussel Extract

Posted April 30, 2012

A new clinical study conducted by the University of Queensland confirms that the green lipped mussel extract GlycOmega-PLUS is proven to have anti-inflammatory properties in humans. Participants diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knees completed an eight-week trial which showed that GlycOmega-PLUS by Aroma (NZ) Ltd significantly reduced joint pain by 59 per cent and improved joint mobility.

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