Turkey Tail Mushroom

Extracts of turkey tail mushroom and its constituent PSK are used with conventional treatment to improve survival and reduce risk of recurrence, while the constituent PSP shows some benefit for pain, appetite, and percentage of body fat.

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Tai Chi or Qigong

Tai chi and qigong are forms of mind-body exercise and meditation that may help with symptoms of cancer and side effects of treatments.

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Reishi Mushroom

Reishi mushroom is a natural product that may enhance immunity and response to chemo/radiotherapy, improve quality of life, and manage some side effects. 

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Moxibustion

During moxibustion, a trained therapist burns an herb to apply heat close to the skin at specific points, with improvements in several common side effects of cancer treatments.

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Mistletoe

Extracts from this woody plant are injected or infused for cancer treatment, often reducing side effects and improving quality of life, and perhaps improving survival.

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Melatonin

Melatonin supplements mimic the effects of your own naturally produced melatonin in promoting sleep, and research shows melatonin can have a substantial role in cancer outcomes and side effects.

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Gerson Regimen

The Gerson regimen is a diet-based therapy targeting cancer cell metabolism; it includes a specific diet, supplements, and coffee enemas.

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Fermented Wheat Germ Extract

This dietary supplement may improve survival and response to chemo/radiotherapy, notably among people with colon cancer or melanoma. 

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Astragalus

A natural product commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine herbal mixtures that may help to improve quality of life, manage side effects, and treat certain cancers.

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Acupuncture

This ancient therapy originating in China involves inserting very thin needles into the body surface at specific points; it is effective in treating many cancer symptoms and side effects.

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