By Kathy G. Kravits (auth.), William C.S. Cho (eds.)
Cancer is likely one of the top killers on the planet and the occurrence is expanding, yet such a lot melanoma sufferers and melanoma survivors undergo a lot from the disorder and its traditional remedies’ uncomfortable side effects. some time past, medical information confirmed that a few complementary and substitute medication (CAM) possessed anticancer skills, yet a few clinicians and scientists have queried in regards to the clinical validity of CAM as a result of loss of medical facts. there's nice call for within the wisdom hole to discover the clinical and evidence-based wisdom of CAM within the anticancer box. With this goal, a e-book sequence is required to structurally convey the information to readers.
Integrative remedies contain various non-pharmacological interventions that help in assuaging actual and mental signs. except being a life-threatening affliction, melanoma and its remedy are typically linked to an important deterioration within the caliber of lifestyles. there's turning out to be proof that non-pharmacological remedies supply symptom and soreness administration in melanoma palliation. This quantity is a specialized ebook featuring the examine proof suitable to the appliance of a number of conventional non-pharmacological interventions in supportive melanoma care, together with therapeutic massage, acupressure, Qigong, yoga, mind-body treatment, mindfulness-based intervention, and aromatherapy. a few clinical researches and scientific experiences help that those treatments supply power precious results for melanoma sufferers when it comes to lowering soreness, nervousness, and different signs. certainly, non-pharmacological cures are more and more gaining popularity within the healthcare group as complementary to standard melanoma remedies. so much of them are non-invasive, reasonably cheap, and worthwhile in bettering caliber of lifestyles, and so they might be accessed by way of sufferers themselves.
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In a study to test the effect of a Swedish massage intervention on mood, Listing and colleagues (2009) conducted an RCT with 86 participants diagnosed with breast cancer. Significant reductions in discomfort, fatigue, and mood disturbance were found in the intervention group. However, a confounding variable was the role of inter-personal interaction of the masseuse and client, and some questions exist about its impact on the findings. Findings that massage has a positive effect on patients were also supported by a study of 34 breast cancer patients (Krohn et al.
2000), and patients who receive chemotherapy and radiation have very high rates of fatigue (59–100%) (Sood and Barton 2010). The mechanism of cancer fatigue is not well understood, and standard therapy for cancer-related fatigue is treatment of the underlying conditions (Sood and Barton 2010). Among the non-pharmacological therapies, exercise and yoga have the strongest evidence supporting an effect in treating cancer-related fatigue (Deng et al. 2009). 6) (Sood and Barton 2010). 5 Insomnia Insomnia is characterized by ineffective sleep patterns that result in poor sleep.
These results provide preliminary support for the use of massage and simple touch for management of pain and mood. However, the therapists were not blinded to the data collection and bias may have been introduced (Kutner et al. 2008). In a study to test the effect of a Swedish massage intervention on mood, Listing and colleagues (2009) conducted an RCT with 86 participants diagnosed with breast cancer. Significant reductions in discomfort, fatigue, and mood disturbance were found in the intervention group.
Evidence-based Non-pharmacological Therapies for Palliative Cancer Care by Kathy G. Kravits (auth.), William C.S. Cho (eds.)