Convincing evidence

Elkins, G., et al. (2010). Mind-body therapies in integrative oncology. [Abstract]. Current Treatment Options in Oncology, 11(3-4):128-40.

There is growing interest in mind-body therapies as adjuncts to mainstream cancer treatment, and an increasing number of patients turn to these interventions for the control of emotional stress associated with cancer. … [A] growing number of well-designed studies provide convincing evidence that mind-body techniques are beneficial adjuncts to cancer treatment.

Note: The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services defines mind-body medicine as the

  • interactions among the brain, the rest of the body, the mind, and behavior;
  • ways in which emotional, mental, social, spiritual, experiential, and behavioral factors can directly affect health.

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