Elena J Ladas,Kara M Kelly

Integrative Strategies for Cancer Patients

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Integrative Strategies for Cancer Patients is the definitive resource on the benefits of integrative therapies during cancer treatment. The book does not need to be read cover to cover to learn about integrative medicine. Instead it is meant to be a reference handbook for managing the most common side effects afflicting patients with cancer. Integrative Strategies for Cancer Patients provides hands-on guidance with illustrations demonstrating how to use complementary/alternative therapies during cancer treatment. Some of the techniques you will learn about in this book are:
<!--<avoid>-->Yoga poses and breathing exercises to increase energy and manage shortness of breathAcupressure points to reduce nausea, vomiting, and painAromatherapy (essential oils) to decrease feelings of nausea and anxietyNutrition strategies to help manage loss of appetite, depression, and hot flashesMassage techniques to aid in relief of lymphedema, constipation, and loss of libidoReflexology applications for neuropathy, headaches, and insomnia Dietary supplements to improve symptoms of chemo brain, fatigue, and radiation burns <!--</avoid>-->100% of the royalties from this book will benefit the Integrative Therapies Program at Columbia University Medical Center. The proceeds will provide additional support for research in the field of complementary/alternative medicine.
Contents:The Role of Complementary Medicine and Cancer TreatmentCommunicating with Your Medical TeamHow to Use This BookDescriptions of Complementary Medicine TherapiesCancer Associated Side EffectsReadership: Oncologists, alternative medicine practitioners, healthcare providers, cancer patients and their caregivers, general public.
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617 printed pages
Original publication
2011

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