• Integrative medicine for oncology requires ‘educated, evidence-based approach'

    5 monthes ago - By Healio

    The prevalence of integrative medicine approaches has transformed care in many specialties, perhaps none more so than oncology.
    Patients often turn to these options - which range from mind-body practices such as yoga, acupuncture or meditation, to herbal or vitamin supplements or even specialized diets - in hopes they will relieve nausea, insomnia or other treatment side effects. In some cases, they seek nothing more than moments of peace or hope amid the fear and stress of chemotherapy and radiation.
    In a study presented at this year's Oncology Nursing Society Congress, Hill
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