An­cient Chi­nese Medicine Isn’t Tired Yet

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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

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