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Energy Medicine and Cancer 

Energy Medicine and Cancer
Energy Medicine and Cancer

Susan K. Lutgendorf

, Elizabeth Mullen-Houser

, and Emira Deumic

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date: 30 October 2020

Chapter 15 covers energy medicine and cancer, and discusses how it purports to restore the flow of energy fields associated with the human body for symptom relief, disease prevention, and health restoration, that experimental evidence of the health benefits of energy medicine is promising overall, although findings have been mixed, with many studies suffering from methodological weaknesses, that preclinical trials suggest that energy medicine may enhance immunity and decrease growth and activity of cancer cells, that clinical trials have reported evidence of improved mood, quality of life, immune parameters such as natural killer-cell activity, and normalized diurnal cortisol patterns, although research is still sparse and replication is needed, and the importance of medical practitioners asking their patients whether they are utilizing energy medicine treatments or other integrative medicine modalities.

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