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Children 2014, 1(3), 424-440; doi:10.3390/children1030424

Integrative Therapy Use for Management of Side Effects and Toxicities Experienced by Pediatric Oncology Patients

Children's National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Ave, NW, Washington DC 20010, USA
Received: 16 September 2014 / Revised: 11 October 2014 / Accepted: 29 October 2014 / Published: 14 November 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Acute and Long-Term Sequelae of Childhood Cancer Therapy)
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Abstract

Integrative Therapies (IT), otherwise known as Complementary and Alternative Medicine, are widely used among pediatric oncology patients, despite a paucity of available evidence. This review summarizes surveys that describe the prevalence of IT use by pediatric oncology patients, both during therapy and in survivorship, as well as the modalities being used. Additionally, the evidence that exists for specific treatments that appear to be efficacious in controlling specific symptoms is described. Finally, there are recommendations for practitioners on how to best counsel patients about IT use. View Full-Text
Keywords: complementary and alternative medicine; mind-body; traditional Chinese medicine; herbs; massage; acupuncture; yoga complementary and alternative medicine; mind-body; traditional Chinese medicine; herbs; massage; acupuncture; yoga
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

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Jacobs, S.S. Integrative Therapy Use for Management of Side Effects and Toxicities Experienced by Pediatric Oncology Patients. Children 2014, 1, 424-440.

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