Chemo Therapy Nausea and Pain Relief
Acupuncture is also being used to mitigate the effects of ongoing pain, fatigue, depression, and weakened immune systems. In addition to its other healing capabilities, it sparks the release of immune-system cells and stimulates production of fibroblasts, connective tissue cells that help heal wounds.
Health Insurance Coverage
Many health insurance companies now cover acupuncture, including (as of this writing) Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Kaiser, Aetna, United, and Signa.
More Information or to find an accredited Acupuncturist near you. National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Two cannabinoid drugs approved in the United States are available under the names dronabinol and nabilone. Both dronabinol and nabilone are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting in patients who have not responded to standard therapy. Many clinical trials have shown that both dronabinol and nabilone worked as well as or better than some of the weaker FDA-approved drugs to relieve nausea and vomiting. More information from the National Cancer Institute.
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For many, smoking cannabis it can be exrtremely harsh and uncomfortable, even when using a water pipe. Using a good quality vaporizer completely completely cools the heat.
We found this thoughtful Nurse Jackie episode helpful when
dealing with chemo side effects in our own family.
ShowtIme Original Series
Season 2. Episode 4: Apple Bong
Dr. Cooper and Jackie are at odds about how to treat a cancer patient's nausea from chemo. Jackie provides the patient with medical marijuana, even though it's illegal in New York. She makes cannabis cookies and explains to the patient how to eat them.
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