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  • Male hot flashes? Acupuncture works for prostate cancer care..
    April 25, 2011
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  • Sept 22, 2008: Acupuncture Offers Relief for Breast Cancer Patients



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    Dr. Pina LoGiudice Explains Homeopathy on the Dr. Oz Show

    Learn how Byronia may help your intestinal issues

    aired: October 2013

    Dr. Pina LoGiudice discusses the topic of homeopathy on the Dr. Oz Show. Dr. PIna explains how it works, how to prescribe and how it helps her patients.

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    Healing Hugs, Fish oil and Prostate Cancer, Sun Tea and Much More

    Issue #46

    August 2013 Newletter

    All this in issue# 46:

    Healing Benefits of A Hug

    Sun Tea Recipe for Summer

    Does Fish Intake and Taking Fish Oil Supplements Cause Prostate Cancer?

    Belly Breathing, Hot Flashes and Individuality

    Herbal contamination and supplement quality?

    How can Chinese Medicine balance emotions?

    plus... lots of upcoming events....

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    Belly Breathing, Hot Flashes and Individuality

    By Anne Williams, ND, LAc

    A form of belly breathing, known as “paced breathing,” is now being studied for its effect on hot flashes. The journal Menopause, found a significant improvement from twice daily practice.

    According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, a change in breathing pattern would be well suited to an individual who’s metal element (characterized as the lung) was weak, since metal is the source of water (which represents, among other things, the human reproductive system) in the five element cycle. For another person, whose elemental imbalance lay elsewhere, breathing techniques wouldn’t be indicated as a top priority.

    The importance of individuality in treatment can be seen through conflicting research – a common source of frustration for the consumer. A month prior to the aforementioned study, the Journal of General Internal Medicine published its conclusion that a paced breathing intervention for hot flashes does not meet a clinically significant outcome. Since the trial designs were similar – how does one rectify the conflict in conclusions?

    Part of the answer may be that this therapy was appropriate for some and not for others and suiting the treatment to the person as a whole and not just the symptoms is an integral part of success.

    It is much more important to know what sort of patient has a disease than what sort of disease a patient has. – Sir William Osler

    References:
    Carpenter JS, et al. Paced Respiration for Vasomotor and Other Menopausal Symptoms: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Aug.
    Gilbert C. Clinical applications of breathing regulation. Beyond anxiety management. Behav Modif. 2003 Oct.
    Mann E, et al. Cognitive behavioural treatment for women who have menopausal symptoms after breast cancer treatment (MENOS 1): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet Oncol. 2012 Mar.
    Sood R, et al. Paced breathing compared with usual breathing for hot flashes. Menopause. 2012 Sep.
    Yousaf O, et al. A randomised controlled trial of a cognitive behavioural intervention for men who have hot flushes following prostate cancer treatment (MANCAN): trial protocol. BMC Cancer. 2012 Jun.

     


    Herbs for Menopause: Dr. Pina on FOX NEWS

    07.2011

    Learn what natural remedies are excellent for menopausal hot flash symptoms.

    See Dr. Pina LoGiudice in her Inner Source health clinic, as FOX News visits her there to learn more about natural healing.

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    Male hot flashes? Acupuncture works for prostate cancer care..

    April 25, 2011

    by dr. peter bongiorno and dr. pina logiudice

    Acupuncture is a well-known treatment for female hot flashes in menopausal women. Did you know that men who are undergoing prostate cancer treatment may also find themselves battling hot flashes as well? Hormonal medications designed to block testosterone cause hot flashes in about 60% of the men who take them.

    One small study suggests that acupuncture can help. In this study, 14 men who were suffering hot flashes were given half hour sessions of acupuncture twice a week for four weeks. The benefit at two weeks averaged around a 70% improvement, and by six weeks the improvement was 90%. Even after 8 months, the improvement was still around 80%, which is pretty remarkable.

    Although this was a small study, the results are quite strong. Previous research, and our clinical experience have shown acupuncture to be a safe and effective adjunct for patients using chemotherapy to reduce side effects, decrease nausea, and increase both mood and quality life. www.innersourcehealth.com

    reference:
    Ashamalla H, Jiang ML, Guirguis A, Peluso F, Ashamalla M. Acupuncture for the alleviation of hot flashes in men treated with androgen ablation therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Apr 179(5):1358-63.

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    The Ultimate in Public Health: Stopping Nuclear War
    65th anniversary of nuclear bombing in Japan

    August 6, 2010

    Although natural medicine is important in all our lives, the threat of nuclear remains more over-arching than ever before. Two-hundred and twenty THOUSAND people perished with merely two relatively small atomic bombs 65 years ago. The technology and bombing capacity from both nations, as well as driven individuals, today is catastrophically immeasurable.

    Please read the following paragraphs, which are is reprinted from Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR). If you believe in true health and healing and prevention of sickness and death, consider learning more about PSR and even supporting their efforts (http://www.psr.org/ ):

    - - In the waning days of World War II, the American B-29 bomber Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima. The city was devastated almost instantly and an estimated 140,000 people were killed or died within months. Three days later, America detonated a second bomb over Nagasaki. Another 80,000 men, women and children lost their lives. Many died from injuries or the combined effects of flash burns, trauma and radiation burns, compounded by illness, malnutrition and radiation sickness. Others continue to suffer from leukemia and solid cancers attributed to their exposure to radiation.

    The anniversary of that devastating day is a time to recommit ourselves to a world free of nuclear weapons. PSR Chapters across the country are hosting events commemorating the anniversary and using this historic opportunity to educate lawmakers and the public about why a world without these weapons is safer and more secure.

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    Sept 22, 2008: Acupuncture Offers Relief for Breast Cancer Patients

    More studies are coming out showing the benefits of using acupuncture adjunctively to treat the side effects of breast cancer medication such as hot flashes, nausea, and lymphedema swelling due to removal of lymph nodes. Although acupuncture may not be known to directly stop cancer growth, it is very helpful for patients going through conventional chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Using fine needles inserted into the body acupuncture , or even pressure on certain points acupressure more and more studies are showing how this ancient method of treatment is helping more and more women. Some of these studies are listed below. One study presented at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology this week studied acupuncture specifically in 47 women using anti-estrogen therapies such as Arimidex and Tamoxifen. These drugs are known to cause side effects of hot flashes, for which many women are treated with Effexor, an anti-depressant. The acupuncture worked equally as well as the medication Effexor to curb hot flashes and the acupuncture group also had more energy, less side effects and some had increased sex drive. This is certainly similar to the results we see in our practice for women using medications, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments. Instead of using more drugs to balance side effects of the treatments, acupuncture is a wonderful adjunct that is virtually side effect free, and helps balance the spirit, as well as the body. References: American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology annual meeting, 2008, Boston, MA. He JP, Friedrich M, Ertan AK, Muller K, Schmidt W. Pain-relief and movement improvement by acupuncture after ablation and axillary lymphadenectomy in patients with mammary cancer. Clin Exp Obst Gynecol. 1999 26 2 :81-84. NIH Consensus Statement: Acupuncture. National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director. 1997 15 5 :1-34. Shen J, Wenger N, Glaspy J et al. Electroacupuncture for control of myeloablative chemotherapy-induced emesis. JAMA. 2000 284 21 :2755-2761 Towlerton G, Filshie J, O"Brien M, Duncan A. Acupuncture in the control of vasomotor symptoms caused by tamoxifen. Palliat Med . 1999 13 5 :445.