Fatigue is one of the major challenges in oncology care. According to traditional Chinese medicine, fatigue is characterized by a deficiency in Qi, a physical life force related to the energy flow of the body. Ren Shen Yangrong Tang (RSYRT), a traditional Chinese soup containing 12 herbs, is according to traditional medicine intended to improve Qi deficiency.
The safety and efficacy of RSYRT was investigated in a Phase I/II trial, where the researchers assessed the level of fatigue in cancer patients before and after RSYRT therapy. Patients took RSYRT twice a day for 6 weeks, and those suffering from moderate to severe fatigue reported significantly less fatigue within 2-3 weeks of treatment with the traditional Chinese medicine herbal mixture
In the article, presented in Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, the authors report that RSYRT was safe, with no evidence of toxicity in any of the patients treated.
Based on material originally posted by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News.