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Cancer-Related Pain: Integrative Treatments 

Cancer-Related Pain: Integrative Treatments
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Cancer-Related Pain: Integrative Treatments
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David C. Leopold

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10.1093/med/9780199315246.003.0050
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date: 25 June 2019

Mind-Body therapies such as biofeedback, meditation and mindfulness based stress reduction provide self-management approaches and have been shown to reduce cancer pain. Exercise tailored to the abilities of those with cancer can relieve pain while improving quality of life. Acupuncture and dietary modification, when coordinated by skilled professionals, can be helpful in difficult to treat cancer scenarios such as neuropathy, fatigue and weight loss.

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