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: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.
CAM and Cancer; CAM Treatments Descriptions: Chinese Medicine; Acupressure; Reflexology; Massage; Aromatherapy; Yoga; Nutrition and Herbal Counseling; Coping with Side Effects: Anxiety and Fear; Constipation; Depression; Diarrhea; Dry Mouth and Thick Saliva; Dry Skin; Fatigue; Headaches; Immune Suppression; Loss of Appetite and Taste Changes; Mucositis and Mouth Sores; Muscle Atrophy; Nausea and Vomiting; Pain; Peripheral Neuropathy; Communicating with Your Physician and CAM Provider; Practical Considerations in Choosing a CAM Treatment and CAM Provider; Appendices: Pullout Acupressure Point Chart; Reflexology Chart; Massage How ToA" Chart; Essential Oil Reference; Yoga Chart; Recipes; Resources-Organizations/Websites/Books.