AUG 2019

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August 2019 • 79 © GETTY IMAGES CANCER CONUNDRUM An analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Health Interview Survey, published in JAMA Oncology, has found that one-third of people with a cancer diagnosis use alternative healing approaches, such as acupuncture, herbal supplements, meditation and yoga. Herbal supplements topped the list of such interventions, while chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation was the second most common. However, some of the fi ndings are concerning to study author Nina Sanford, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology at UT Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center— particularly the fact that 29 percent of people who use such interventions don't discuss them with their physicians. She also worries about the use of supplements. "Unless we know what's in [them], I would recommend patients avoid using them during radiation because there's likely not data on certain supplements, which could interfere with treatment. With radiation specifi cally, there is concern that very high levels of antioxidants could make radiation less effective," explains Dr. Sanford. That being said, physicians are far more open to meditation and yoga—especially to help patients cope with the shock of a diagnosis, as well as the stress of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. "We strongly advise patients to stay active and engage in exercise during treatment," says Dr. Sanford. DATE BOOK Make a note of these upcoming industry events! AUGUST 21-22 Indie Beauty Expo (IBE) New York City AUGUST 24-25 The Aesthetic Ever ything Beauty Expo Beverly Hills, California AUGUST 25-26 Face & Body Northern California Spa Expo & Conference San Jose, California SEPTEMBER 11-13 ISPA Conference & Expo Las Vegas SEPTEMBER 18-23 CIDESCO World Congress Chicago CBD SCHOOL Color Up Therapeutics has launched its Cannabis Master Program for the Spa Professional, an online course designed to be "a full university" for massage therapists, estheticians and at-home users. "Bringing CBD skin care and body care into a spa practice is much more than a trend; it's a comprehensive approach to functional healing for body, mind and spirit," explains Color Up vice president of education Emily Davis, LE. "CBD is more dynamic than many ingredients that are generally used in skincare and massage products, because it is communicating with our body's main regulatory system: our endocannabinoid system. For this reason, education is very important for the provider." Those who successfully complete the program will receive a certifi cation from Color Up as a Cannabis Master. "Our team of estheticians, massage therapists, chemists and cannabis business professionals have been studying skin care and cannabis for more than 15 years," adds Color Up co-owner and COO Shauna Blanch, LMT, who's also a certifi ed reiki master and yoga teacher. "The Cannabis Master Program is a compilation of that research and learning."

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