The herb St. John’s wort has a 2,000-year tradition of use for depression, pain, and insomnia. It started to become popular in the late 1990s, when studies showed the herb worked as well as antidepressants (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs) at treating mild-to-moderate depression. St. John’s wort also had
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Q: Are alternative therapies effective for treating side effects of breast cancer treatment?
A: Alternative therapies that are worth considering include mind-body approaches that can help ease the stress of your illness and its treatment—for example, meditation, aromatherapy, and hypnotherapy. Acupuncture may also be helpful: Clinical evidence shows that it may