Integrative and behavioral approaches to the treatment of cancer-related neuropathic pain Journal Article


Authors: Cassileth, B. R.; Keefe, F. J.
Article Title: Integrative and behavioral approaches to the treatment of cancer-related neuropathic pain
Abstract: Integrative oncology is the synthesis of mainstream cancer care and evidence-based complementary therapies. Complementary strategies include massage therapies, acupuncture, fitness, and mind-body techniques, which take advantage of the reciprocal relationship between the mind and body. Neuropathic pain--and pain more generally--is part of a complex process involving the whole physical and psychosocial being, therefore requiring an integrative management approach. Several studies have demonstrated, for example, that social context plays an important role in the perception of pain and that a patient's coping strategies can influence the persistence of pain. In this article, we briefly describe research illustrating the promise of integrative approaches for the treatment of cancer-related neuropathic pain.
Keywords: review; neoplasm; neoplasms; psychological aspect; cognitive therapy; acupuncture; hypnosis; massage; neuralgia; acupuncture therapy
Journal Title: The Oncologist
Volume: 15
Issue: Suppl. 2
ISSN: 1083-7159
Publisher: AlphaMed Press  
Date Published: 2010-01-01
Start Page: 19
End Page: 23
Language: English
PUBMED: 20489193
PROVIDER: scopus
DOI: 10.1634/theoncologist.2009-S504
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  1. Barrie R Cassileth
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