Thai Yoga Therapy Role in Cancer Palliative Care Part 3

Thai Yoga Therapy Role in Cancer Palliation

By Anthony B. James DNM(P), ND(T), MD(AM), DPHC(h.c.), PhD, DOM, RAC, SMOKH Academic Dean SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and Thai Yoga Center (SCNM).

General Benefits of Integrative Indigenous and Traditional Therapies Treatment adjuncts:

(Clinically researched i.e. validated in clinical trials and traditional anecdotal and benefits)

A} References clinical trials:

  1. Reduces symptoms of anxiety, stress and depression (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 37, 45)
  2. Enhances the function of the parasympathetic nervous system and other stress-related variables (5)
  3. May reduce Chemotherapy induced vomiting (37)
  4. Helps normalize blood sugar levels (3)
  5. Boosts Lymphocyte count by 11% (4)
  6. Boosts immune system, helps increase resistance to infection (4, 8, 9)
  7. Lupus, autoimmune syndrome support improves immune function (4, 11)
  8. TTM Traditional Herbal remedies proven to kill Head and Neck Cancer (1, 2)
  9. Improves cellular immunity in colorectal cancer patients receiving chemotherapy (4)
  10. Effective lymphatic drainage modality, reducing and or eliminating static lymph, lymphadenosis/ lymphadema. (Acts as a Complex Decongestive Therapy: CDT enhance the resolution of edema via the lymphatic system and are especially beneficial post surgery, Orthopedic injuries) (39, 40, 41)
  11. Addresses nutritional and food issues and increases nutrient motility (32)
  12. May alleviate oxidative stress and improve antioxidant system (32, 33)
  13. Reduces toxicity and lymphatic stagnation in breast tissue and surrounding areas. (39, 41)
  14. Significantly reduces chronic pain (1, 2, 4, 5, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 46, 49)
  15. Increases Parasympathetic activity, decreases Sympathetic activity (5, 45)
  16. Increases delta, reduces theta, alpha and beta brainwave activity (1)
  17. Assist in managing type 2 diabetes (3, 10)
  18. Lowers blood pressure (reduces muscle tension)(2)
  19. Significantly reduces Peripheral Neuropathy in Diabetic Patients (1, 3)
  20. May improve activities of daily living, mood and sleep patterns, and pain intensity of stroke patients over time. (15, 49)
  21. Effective in treating TMJ (temporal, Mandibular Cranial and Jaw Dysfunction) (16)
  22. Increase bone density, resorbtion, formation by stressing connective tissue and “bending the bones” (19, 20)
  23. Resolves many soft tissue/ connective tissue disorder (Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)(16, 21, 23)
  24. Reduces, improves hand mobility for Scleroderma patients (21, 46)
  25. Effective in reducing chronic tension and migrane headache severity (24, 25)
  26. Promotes health related fitness, bone formation and quality of life in menopausal women (3, 26, 27)
  27. Reduces and or eliminates active/ latent Trigger Points and equalizes/ reduces areas of low oxygen, chronic inflammation and high neurologic activity. (16, 44)
  28. Improves physical fitness and performance in athletes (7, 49)
  29. Increases relaxation and decreases anxiety and pain in Scapulocostal Syndrome patients (2)
  30. Helpful in rehabilitation of stroke patients. (29, 30)
  31. Decreases spasticity and aids in rehabilitation in elderly stroke patients (29, 30, 31)
  32. Effective treatment for Repetitive Stress Disorders (1, 16, 26)
  33. May improve mental and emotional/ psychological/ neuro-emotional issues (1, 10, 34)
  34. Facilitates Birth and Delivery, May reduce Postpartum hemorrhage after vaginal delivery (35)
  35. May reduce Post Partum Depression (1, 4, 34, 35)
  36. Can facilitate, assist release of afterbirth (35)
  37. Reduces pain, particularly soft tissue, joint, back, low back and neck pain (2, 16, 36, 38, 44, 46, 49)
  38. Reduces Spasticity in patients with Cerebral Palsy (42)
  39. More effective than OTC medications in symptomatic treatment of Osteo-arthritis pain (1, 2) (43, 44, 49)
  40. Improves blood sugar levels of pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus (3)
  41. Beneficial effect on autistic children’s behavior (6)
  42. Reduces risk of heart attack (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 45, 46)

B} Anecdotal/ Historical/ Traditional Therapeutic Outcomes and Indications:

  1. Based on genuine Indigenous, Traditional, Native, Tribal, Familial and or Natural spiritual and vitality based medicine systems and philosophies. (Native American (North and South American), Traditional Thai Medicine, Classical Indian Ayurveda (22), Traditional Chinese Medicine, Indian Naturopathy/ Homeopathy.
  2. Increases happiness and a general sense of well being for receivers and therapist/ counselors alike.
  3. Indigenous food and Diet principles addres chronic, long term malnutrition issues
  4. Virtual “Cure” for some Cancers
  5. The practice is an expression of compassion
  6. Practically expresses loving kindness (Promiiwihan Sii)
  7. Helps with weight management (stimulates metabolic processes)
  8. As good for the practitioner as it is for the receiver
  9. Is by definition a form of Chirothesia/ Laying on of Hands health care (d)
  10. Can be done in groups and or in less than private surroundings
  11. Increases lean muscle mass as passive exercise
  12. Reduces toxicity and lymphatic stagnation in breast tissue and surrounding areas.
  13. May reduce risk of some cancers (Static Lymph and or site toxic)
  14. Raises high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the “Good” cholesterol)
  15. Lowers low-density liprotein (LDL) cholesterol (”bad” cholersterol)
  16. Can be done “hands free”
  17. Virtual cure for many soft tissue/ connective tissue disorder (Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)(a, b)
  18. Can be performed on a Portable Massage Chair (c)
  19. Anyone can do it with adequate training.
  20. Integrates and supports proper alignment of all structural parts of the body without ballistics or force. (Non ballistic, non- specific, facilitated, passive assisted, natural range of motion supporting nominal osseous structural alignment)
  21. Sharing facilitates nurturing and community values.
  22. Does not require special equipment
  23. Can be done virtually anywhere in any clinical or home environment
  24. Is a great way for patients to be more active and engaged in active life style.
  25. Low impact exercise i.e. facilitated range of motion
  26. Reduces and or eliminates cystic and or fibrotic syndromes and corresponding nodules
  27. Increases range of motion and reduces resistance to motion (PNF)
  28. Increases tendon and connective tissue extensibility. (Strengthens extensor and support ligaments in breast tissue thus correcting sedentary/ non-ambulatory based atrophy and decrepitude.)
  29. Helpful in reducing dependence and or eliminating psychiatric medications for various disorders.
  30. Practice causes NO harm to world ecosystem
  31. Flow practice improves cardiovascular fitness
  32. Activates experience of Joy
  33. Integrates mind, body and spirit
  34. Reduces risk of heart attack
  35. Increases tendon and connective tissue density and elasticity
  36. Can address and support treatment for infertility
  37. (Mostly anecdotal however, new scientific research) Supports the knowledge, wisdom and practical solutions for suffering, injury, disease. The promotion and maintenance of well being is passed down directly to our practitioners and ministers directly through hundreds of generations of elders.
  38. Religious and or Indigenous Practitioners legal to practice without a Medical License in most jurisdictions under religious freedom of expression.

Conclusion: I answer the question “Can Indigenous and traditional, native medicine practices and or evolving therapies derived from Indigenous culture traditions make a positive contribution towards Cancer complication remediation and palliative care? “ with an imperative affirmative. Indigenous and traditional based therapies offer non-invasive, viable complimentary adjuncts in support of and or alternative to conventional Allopathic treatment schedules and procedures for Cachexia and other complication issues in Cancer patients. At the very least they support a greater sense of vitality, wellbeing and enhanced capacity to be active during Cancer treatment and at the most they support positive outcomes and the efficacy of care.

References:

Non Drug therapies which have been shown to be effective in managing and or treating Cancer and Cancer induced Cachexia include nutritional counseling, psychotherapeutic interventions, and physical training.[9]

European Palliative Care Research Collaborative. “New European Guidelines: CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES ON CANCER CACHEXIA IN ADVANCED CANCER PATIENTS”. Final Guideline document http://www.epcrc.org/publication_listfiles.php?id=mWdBCMI5eXVlcNFk7GnqRetrieved 23 February 2014.

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2) Therapeutic effects of traditional Thai massage on pain, muscle tension and anxiety in patients with scapulocostal syndrome: a randomized single-blinded pilot study. Buttagat V1, Eungpinichpong W, Chatchawan U, Arayawichanon P. et al. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2012 Jan;16(1):57-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2011.04.005. Epub 2011 Jun 22. Source NCBI: PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22196428

3) The effects of mindfulness eating and yoga exercise on blood sugar levels of pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus. Youngwanichsetha S1, Phumdoung S2, Ingkathawornwong T3. et al. Appl Nurs Res. 2014 Nov;27(4):227-30. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2014.02.002. Epub 2014 Feb 10. Source NCBI: PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24629718

4) Effectiveness of aromatherapy with light Thai massage for cellular immunity improvement in colorectal cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Khiewkhern S1, Promthet S, Sukprasert A, Eunhpinitpong W, Bradshaw P. et al. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2013;14(6):3903-7. Source NCBI: PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23886205

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20) Acute changes in biochemical markers of bone resorption and formation after Thai traditional massage. Saetung S1, Chailurkit LO, Ongphiphadhanakul B. et al. J Med Assoc Thai. 2010 Jul;93(7):771-5. Source NCBI: PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20649054

21) The short-term effect of gloving in combination with Traditional Thai Massage, heat, and stretching exercise to improve hand mobility in scleroderma patients. Vannajak K1, Boonprakob Y2, Eungpinichpong W2, Ungpansattawong S3, Nanagara R4. Et al. J Ayurveda Integr Med. 2014 Jan;5(1):50-5. doi: 10.4103/0975-9476.128859. Source NCBI: PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24812476

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24) Effects of Thai traditional massage on pressure pain threshold and headache intensity in patients with chronic tension-type and migraine headaches. Chatchawan U1, Eungpinichpong W, Sooktho S, Tiamkao S, Yamauchi J. et al. J Altern Complement Med. 2014 Jun;20(6):486-92. doi: 10.1089/acm.2013.0176. Epub 2014 Apr 16. Source NCBI: PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24738648

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30) The efficacy of traditional Thai massage in decreasing spasticity in elderly stroke patients. Thanakiatpinyo T1, Suwannatrai S2, Suwannatrai U2, Khumkaew P2, Wiwattamongkol D2, Vannabhum M2, Pianmanakit S1, Kuptniratsaikul V1. et al. Clin Interv Aging. 2014 Aug 11;9:1311-9. doi: 10.2147/CIA.S66416. eCollection 2014. Source NCBI: PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25143717

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35) The efficacy of lower uterine segment compression for prevention of early postpartum hemorrhage after vaginal delivery. Chantrapitak W1, Srijuntuek K, Wattanaluangarun R. J Med Assoc Thai. 2011 Jun;94(6):649-56. Source NCBI: PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21696071

36) The effectiveness of Swedish massage and traditional Thai massage in treating chronic low back pain: a review of the literature. Netchanok S1, Wendy M, Marie C, Siobhan O. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2012 Nov;18(4):227-34. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2012.07.001. Epub 2012 Aug 18. Source NCBI: PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23059437

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40) The Effectiveness of Manual Lymphatic Drainage in Patients With Orthopedic Injuries. Majewski-Schrage T1, Snyder K. J Sport Rehabil. 2015 Oct 12. [Epub ahead of print] Source NCBI: PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26458244

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42) Effects of Thai Massage on Spasticity in Young People with Cerebral Palsy. Malila P, Seeda K, Machom S, Eungpinithpong W. J Med Assoc Thai. 2015 Jun;98 Suppl 5:S92-6. Source NCBI: PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26387418

43) Thai massage, and Thai herbal compress versus oral ibuprofen in symptomatic treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized controlled trial. Chiranthanut N1, Hanprasertpong N2, Teekachunhatean S1. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:490512. doi: 10.1155/2014/490512. Epub 2014 Sep 1. Source NCBI: PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25254207

44) Effects of traditional Thai self-massage using a Wilai massage stick(TM) versus ibuprofen in patients with upper back pain associated with myofascial trigger points: a randomized controlled trial. Wamontree P1, Kanchanakhan N2, Eungpinichpong W3, Jeensawek A4. J Phys Ther Sci. 2015 Nov;27(11):3493-7. doi: 10.1589/jpts.27.3493. Epub 2015 Nov 30. Source NCBI: PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26696724

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49) The Effectiveness of Thai Exercise with Traditional Massage on the Pain, Walking Ability and QOL of Older People with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial in the Community. Peungsuwan P1, Sermcheep P1, Harnmontree P1, Eungpinichpong W1, Puntumetakul R1, Chatchawan U1, Yamauchi J2. J Phys Ther Sci. 2014 Jan;26(1):139-44. doi: 10.1589/jpts.26.139. Epub 2014 Feb 6. NCBI: Source PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24567694

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Books/ Articles:

  1. a) Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Repetitive Stress Injury, The SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Solution, Part 1. Source ThaiMassage.Com: http://thaimassage.com/2015/06/10/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-thai-yoga-solution/
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  1. d) Chirothesia and Hands on Healing: Source SomaVeda.Org: http://www.somaveda.org/chirothesia-hands-healing/
  1. e) Non Medical Treatment for Pain http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/pain/non-medical-treatments-for-cancer-pain
  1. g) Nuat Thai, Traditional Thai Medical Massage, Anthony B. James, Meta Journal Press, 1984: ISBN 9781886338029, 140 pgs.
  1. h) Nuat Boran Thai, The Northen Style, Anthony B. James, Meta Journal Press, 1992, ISBN 9781886338012, 144 pgs.
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