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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Non-aspirin Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used to reduce inflammation, with notable benefits in increasing survival and reducing risk of several types of cancer; expert consensus is that the risks of harm from using these drugs long-term for prevention are greater than the benefits for many people.

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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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Ketogenic Diet

Ketogenic diets are high in fat, moderate in protein and low in carbohydrates, with weak to preliminary evidence of anticancer effects, relief of side effects, and benefits on your body terrain.

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Guided Imagery

This mind-body therapy uses your imagination to help you relax, relieve symptoms, stimulate your body’s healing responses, access inner strengths and resources, and tolerate procedures and treatments better.

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Astragalus

An evidence-based review of astragalus’s use for cancer and safety: may help manage side effects, improve quality of life and treat certain cancers.

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Acupuncture

An evidence-based review of acupuncture’s use for cancer and safety: may help manage side effects, promote wellness and influence immune function.

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