Mind-Body Medicine

Meditation Serves as a Coping Tool for Both Patients and Clinicians

Meditation Serves as a Coping Tool for Both Patients and Clinicians

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After experiencing the benefits of meditation to help himself cope with the stress of caring for patients with cancer, this oncologist leads classes teaching those patients to use the tool to better cope with their disease and its effects.

Mindfulness Therapy Aids Cancer-Linked Cognitive Impairment

Mindfulness Therapy Aids Cancer-Linked Cognitive Impairment

There are benefits for breast and colorectal cancer survivors with mindfulness-based stress reduction, study data indicates.

Yoga and meditation can ease menopausal symptoms following breast cancer

Yoga and meditation can ease menopausal symptoms following breast cancer

Randomized trial shows beneficial effect for yoga combined with meditation in breast cancer survivors.

Music, Nature Sounds May Improve Pain, Anxiety in Hospice Cancer Patients

Music, Nature Sounds May Improve Pain, Anxiety in Hospice Cancer Patients

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Music, nature sounds, and the combination of both were effective in decreasing pain and anxiety in patients with cancer on hospice.

Mind body techniques added to aerobic exercise improve rehabilitation outcomes in breast cancer survivors

Mind body techniques added to aerobic exercise improve rehabilitation outcomes in breast cancer survivors

Researchers sought to determine the impact of aerobic exercise training and yoga on survivorship measures in breast cancer survivors.

The Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) and co-researchers issue a report card on complementary therapies for breast cancer

The Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) and co-researchers issue a report card on complementary therapies for breast cancer

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A majority of breast cancer patients in the U.S. use complementary therapies after a breast cancer diagnosis, but there has been little science-based guidance about their safety and effectiveness.

The Healing Arts Program at Montefiore: A collaboration that heals patients and nurses

The Healing Arts Program at Montefiore: A collaboration that heals patients and nurses

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A major medical center in New York City uses a program of arts and music to help patients through their treatments. The program is even being used to give nurses a chance to de-stress.

Mindfulness-based meditation may help teenagers cope with cancer

Mindfulness-based meditation may help teenagers cope with cancer

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Mindfulness-based meditation could lessen some symptoms associated with cancer in teens, including depression and sleep quality in girls, according to the results of a preliminary study.

Hypnosis therapy decreases fatigue in breast cancer patients

Hypnosis therapy decreases fatigue in breast cancer patients

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Breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy showed decreased fatigue as a result of cognitive behavioral therapy plus hypnosis, according to a new study.

Qigong fights fatigue in prostate cancer survivors

Qigong fights fatigue in prostate cancer survivors

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The flowing movements and meditative exercises of the mind-body activity known as Qigong may help survivors of prostate cancer to combat fatigue, according to a newly published trial study.

Meditation with art therapy can change brain activity and lower anxiety in cancer patients

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For women with breast cancer, combining creative art therapy with MBSR in an 8-week program changed brain activity in ways that are associated with lower stress and anxiety.

Meditation techniques for cancer patients

The many benefits of meditation include reduce anxiety, ease pain, increase flexibility, and improve overall health. Although meditation is not a cure, it may improve quality of life for patients with cancer.

Meditation technique brings peace of mind to breast cancer survivors

Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) showed a trend toward improving psychological outcomes by reducing mood disturbance in women who had survived early-stage breast cancer.

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