Τρίτη, 18 Νοεμβρίου 2014
Unfortunately Reflexology "only" got a C in breast cancer patients with quality of life and physical functioning outcomes!
Experts say more than 80 percent of breast cancer survivors in the United States rely on some form of complementary or integrative therapies such as vitamins, acupuncture, meditation, massage, and yoga.
Despite their widespread use, there has been little rigorous research to see if these practices are helpful or harmful.
To address this void, Dr. Heather Greenlee, an assistant professor of epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, developed a new set of clinical practice guidelines on the use of integrative therapies.
She presented her guidelines at a recent meeting of the Society for Integrative Oncology.
Greenlee and her colleagues reviewed nearly 5,000 articles published between 1990 and 2013. From this, researchers reviewed 203 separate randomized control trials of the various interventions.