Complementary and Holistic Therapies

Complementary and Holistic Therapies

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Acupressure Reduces Fatigue in Diagnosed Women

A small study has found that acupressure can help relieve long-term fatigue in women who've been treated for breast cancer.

 
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Yoga Benefits Survivors' Immune Systems

Yoga improves emotional well-being and also may benefit the immune system in breast cancer survivors.

 
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Society for Integrative Oncology Issues Guidelines on Complementary Therapies

To help doctors and patients understand which complementary therapies are safe and effective for people diagnosed with breast cancer, the Society for Integrative Oncology has published guidelines.

 
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Acupuncture Eases Joint Pain Caused by Aromatase Inhibitors

The largest study done to date found that acupuncture relieves aromatase inhibitor-caused joint pain.

 
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Program Can Help Ease Body Image Concerns and Improve Quality of Life

The Restoring Body Image After Cancer group therapy program, which uses guided imagery, seems to help improve body image as well as quality of life in women treated for breast cancer.

 
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Online Journaling Helps Ease Depression in Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

A small study found that women diagnosed with breast cancer who wrote online about their experiences with cancer had fewer symptoms of depression and more positive moods.

 
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Tibetan Yoga May Help Women Being Treated With Chemotherapy Sleep Better

A small study suggests that practicing Tibetan yoga twice a week may improve sleep in women being treated with chemotherapy for breast cancer.

 
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Acupuncture Seems to Help Ease Pain, Nausea, Anxiety After Mastectomy

A very small study suggests that acupuncture can reduce pain, nausea, and anxiety after mastectomy better than standard care.

 
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Specific Type of Stress Management Helps Improve Mood and Quality of Life Long-Term

A small study has found that cognitive behavioral stress management after breast cancer surgery offers long-term benefits to women.

 
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Exercising With Others Improves Well-Being During Treatment

Regular group exercise can improve quality of life for women with breast cancer.

 
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Electroacupuncture Helps Ease Hot Flashes So Women Sleep Better

The results of a small study suggest that electroacupuncture can help ease hot flashes as much or more than gabapentin, improving women's sleep quality.

 
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Complementary Medicine Techniques Improve Quality of Life in Chinese Cancer Patients

Chinese cancer patients have better quality of life after using complementary medicine techniques.

 
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Society of Integrative Oncology Updates Guidelines on Using Complementary Therapies During and After Breast Cancer Treatment

Meditation had the strongest evidence supporting its use, and received an A grade for reducing anxiety, treating symptoms of depression, and improving quality of life.

 
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Counseling Plus Hypnosis Helps Ease Fatigue in Women Getting Radiation Therapy

A small study has found that a specific type of counseling called cognitive behavioral therapy, along with hypnosis, can help ease the fatigue that often can be a side effect of radiation therapy to treat breast cancer.

 
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Electroacupuncture Helps Ease Joint Pain From Aromatase Inhibitors, Especially if Women Believe it Works

A study has found that women who expect placebo electroacupuncture to work get better pain relief than women who expect the treatment to work and get real electroacupuncture.

 
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Women Who Use Complementary Medicine Techniques May Be Less Likely to Start Chemotherapy

Women diagnosed with early-stage disease were less likely to start prescribed chemotherapy if they used complementary medicine techniques.

 
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Tai Chi Helps Ease Insomnia in Breast Cancer Survivors

Tai chi eases insomnia in breast cancer survivors just as well as cognitive behavioral therapy.

 
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Acupuncture Helps Ease Hot Flashes

Twelve weeks of acupuncture seems to offer the same relief from hot flashes as 12 weeks of Effexor (chemical name: venlafaxine), an antidepressant.

 
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Blended Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Reduce Fear of Cancer Recurrence

A specific type of counseling therapy, called blended cognitive behavior therapy, can help ease the fear of a cancer recurrence in survivors.

 
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Hypnosis Improves Fatigue, Anxiety After Lumpectomy, but Not Pain

A short hypnosis session before surgery didn't ease pain after lumpectomy, but did ease fatigue and anxiety after the procedure.

 
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Electroacupuncture Helps Ease Fatigue, Anxiety, and Depression in Women Taking Aromatase Inhibitors

Electroacupuncture – a type of acupuncture where a small electric current passes between pairs of acupuncture needles – has been found to ease fatigue, anxiety, and depression in women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer who are taking an aromatase inhibitor.

 
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Talking to Others Online Linked to More Satisfaction With Treatment Decisions

Women who talk to other people online shortly after being diagnosed with breast cancer may be more satisfied with their treatment decisions.

 
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Women With Advanced-Stage Breast Cancer Benefit from Yoga

Yoga may help women with advanced breast cancer.

 
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Mindfulness-Based Therapy Helps Ease Pain After Breast Cancer Treatment

A small study has found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy can help ease the pain that many women continue to have months and years after breast cancer treatment is completed.

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