The 2007 National Health Interview Survey reported that about 4 out of 10 adults use a CAM therapy.
Natural products and deep breathing exercises were the most common.
Ginger is a root that is used in cooking and in some cultures to treat medical conditions such as nausea.
Cancer patients sometimes choose alternative medicine over standard treatment; however, alternative medicine does not work as well as standard medicine to treat cancer.
In Asian countries, traditional Chinese medical therapies are often used along with standard therapy.
Studies of ginseng have been done in patients either during or after their treatment for cancer.
Patients who were given ginseng had less fatigue than patients who were given a placebo (inactive substance).