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Enhancing Cancer Care: Complementary therapy and support

Jennifer Barraclough


This book is a guide to complementary cancer therapies, also described as natural or holistic therapies. More and more patients are turning to these therapies as there is now considerable evidence that they can help with symptom control and quality of life, and that some may also extend survival. Complementary therapies can also provide the patient with a greater sense of control regarding the management of their illness. The book provides commentary on a broad range of complementary therapies and features practical advice on how to implement therapies to enhance current practice. The first pa ... More

Keywords: cancer, complementary therapies, symptom control, quality of life, primary care, acupuncture, aromatherapy, exercise, cancer care, hospices

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199297559
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297559.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Barraclough, editor
Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner, Auckland, New Zealand; former Consultant in Psychological Medicine, Oxford Radcliffe Hospital NHS Trust, United Kingdom

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Chapter 2 Evaluating complementary therapies

Janet Richardson, and Karen Pilkington

Chapter 6 Childhood cancer

Elena J Ladas, and Kara M Kelly

Chapter 8 Acupuncture

Beverley de Valois

Chapter 9 Aromatherapy

Jacqui Stringer

Chapter 10 Art Therapy

Paola Luzzatto, and Bonnie Gabriel

Chapter 11 Bach Flower Remedies

Jennifer Barraclough

Chapter 13 Exercise

Margaret L Mcneely, and Kerry S Courneya

Chapter 14 Group Support

Barbara Lubrano Di Ciccone, Tiffany D Floyd, and David W Kissane

Chapter 15 Healing

Diane O'connell

Chapter 16 Herbal medicine

Doreen Oneschuk, Jawaid Younus, and Heather Boon

Chapter 17 Homeopathy

Elizabeth A Thompson

Chapter 18 Massage

Jacqui Stringer, and Peter A Mackereth

Chapter 19 Music therapy

Joanne V Loewy

Chapter 20 Nutrition

Elizabeth Butler

Chapter 21 Reflexology

Peter A Mackereth, and Clive S O'hara

Chapter 22 Relaxation, visualization, and hypnotherapy

Leslie G Walker, Donald M Sharp, Andrew A Walker, and Mary B Walker

Chapter 23 The spiritual dimension

Alastair J Cunningham, and Claire Vi Edmonds

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