Ancient Chinese Medicine Isn’t Tired Yet
Cancer—no matter the variation— is no pushover. Some cancer treatment options aren’t either, and they can lead to unwanted side effects. Cancer (and treatment) survivors can be left feeling fatigued due to the sheer energy expenditure required to survive intensive treatment regimens.
Studies suggest that Ren Shen Yangrong Tang—a decoction of 12 herbs heralding from the 2,000year-old practice of traditional Chinese medicine—can treat non-anemia-related fatigue in patients with cancer. The herbal soup’s purpose is to correct the qi balance in the body. Study participants ingested it twice a day for 6 weeks and reported an average drop in fatigue of 3.76 points on a zero-to-10 scale. Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine