Cancer Patients In Canada Receive Chiropractic care

A report printed in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, July 18, 2000 reveals that Ontario women diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994 or 1995 decided to utilize some type of what the study called, "Complementary/Alternative Medicine" such as chiropractic care. The study conducted at the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, randomly interviewed women from Ontario diagnosed with breast cancer.

Overall, 66.7% of the participants revealed using some type of Alternative Medicine frequently so as to improve the immune system. The most typical type of what the study categorized as alternative medicine was chiropractic care. Additionally, 62.0% noted use of home alternative products, usually vitamins/minerals, herbal medicines, green tea, special foods, and essiac. Interestingly though was that slightly less than half of the patients using these procedures informed their medical doctors.

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