CAM Summaries

The CAM Summaries providing evidence-based information about the efficacy and safety of CAM in the prevention, treatment and palliative care of cancer.

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CAM-Cancer does not endorse or recommend any treatment/therapy or any particular person/organisation providing therapy. The information provided on the CAM-Cancer website is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician.


Name Category
Acupuncture for breathlessness Mind-body interventions
Acupuncture for cancer pain Mind-body interventions
Acupuncture for chemotherapy-associated nausea and vomiting Mind-body interventions
Acupuncture for fatigue Mind-body interventions
Acupuncture for hot flushes Mind-body interventions
Acupuncture for treatment-induced leukopenia Mind-body interventions
Aloe vera Herbal products
Amygdalin/Laetrile Dietary approaches
Aromatherapy Herbal products
Artemisia absinthium Herbal products
Artemisia annua Herbal products
Autogenic therapy Mind-body interventions
Biofeedback Mind-body interventions
Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa) Herbal products
Boswellia spp Herbal products
Breuss Cancer Cure Dietary approaches
Budwig diet Dietary approaches
Cancer type CAM Summaries
Cannabinoids Herbal products
Carctol Herbal products
Cat's claw (Uncaria spp) Herbal products
Co-enzyme Q10 Dietary approaches
Colostrum Dietary approaches
Curcumin Herbal products
Dichloracetate Dietary approaches
Echinacea spp Herbal products
Essiac Herbal products
Fermented wheat germ extract Dietary approaches
Garlic (Allium sativum) Herbal products
Gerson therapy Dietary approaches
Ginseng (Panax ginseng, P. quinquefolium) Herbal products
Green tea (Camellia sinensis) Herbal products
Homeopathy Other CAM
Hypnotherapy Mind-body interventions
Insulin potentiation therapy Dietary approaches
Intravenous high-dose vitamin C Other CAM
L-Carnitine Dietary approaches
Lycopene Herbal products
Macrobiotic diet Dietary approaches
Maitake (Grifola frondosa) Dietary approaches
Massage (Classical/Swedish) Manipulative/body-based
Melatonin Dietary approaches
Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) Herbal products
Milk vetch (Astragalus mongholicus) Herbal products
Mindfulness Mind-body interventions
Mistletoe (Viscum album) Herbal products
Music therapy Mind-body interventions
Noni Herbal products
Ornish diet and lifestyle modification programme Dietary approaches
Ozone therapy Other CAM
PC-SPES Herbal products
Pomegranate (Punica granatum) Herbal products
Progressive Muscle Relaxation Mind-body interventions
Propagermanium Dietary approaches
Qigong Mind-body interventions
Red clover (Trifolium pratense) Herbal products
Reflexology Manipulative/body-based
Reiki Mind-body interventions
Selenium prevention Dietary approaches
Selenium – during cancer treatment Dietary approaches
Shark cartilage Dietary approaches
Shiitake Dietary approaches
Simonton Method Mind-body interventions
Spirulina (blue-green algae) Herbal products
St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) Herbal products
Tai Chi Mind-body interventions
Therapeutic Touch Mind-body interventions
Ukrain Herbal products
Vitamin E during cancer treatment Dietary approaches
Yoga Mind-body interventions