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Relaxation Techniques and Mind/Body Practices: How They Can Help You Cope With Cancer

Cancer relaxation techniques and mind & body practices that can help you cope with the challenges of cancer from CancerCare.

Relaxation With Guided Imagery Eases Cancer Distress

Therapeutic relaxation offers modest relief of psychological distress for cancer patients, but the benefit of the behavioral approach may be greater if applied selectively to patients who screen for high levels of distress, according to a new study.

Mind-body therapies

Mind-body therapies may help you to take … therapies used by people with cancer in the UK: Relaxation may help … available for cancer patients on …

Stress Management

Discussion of the stressors cancer survivors face, and strategies for stress management and reduction.

http://www.s4om.org/oncology-massage-overview

Oncology massage is the modification of existing massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment. Anyone who has ever received cancer treatment, from those in active treatment to those in recovery or survivorship, as …

The benefits of oncology massage

Oncology massage is an approach to massage therapy based in both compassion and specialized massage treatments to help people manage their experience with cancer. Review of the scientific literature indicates Oncology Massage helps improve quality of life. Benefits include improved relaxation, sleep, and immune function as well as relieving anxiety, pain, fatigue and nausea.

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https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/hp/acupuncture-pdq

Expert-reviewed information summary about acupuncture as a treatment for people with cancer or cancer-related disorders.

The Value of Acupuncture in Cancer Care

It is expected that as more evidence continues to emerge, oncology acupuncture eventually will be integrated into standard oncology practice. The successful integration of acupuncture at major academic medical and research facilities, such as DFCI and other major cancer centers, underscores the need for and value of acupuncture in cancer care. Acknowledgments. This work was supported by Grant …

Acupuncturist Jonathan Siman explains the science and theory behind the use of acupuncture for symptom relief.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is effective in treating chronic pain and some symptoms associated with cancer treatment, including peripheral neuropathy, nausea and vomiting, postoperative pain, shortness of breath, chronic fatigue, hot flashes and side effects caused by radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy. It may also assist with lifestyle changes such as smoking cessation.

 

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