Scientific Studies,

Clinical Trials & Reports

Integrative Therapies for Cancer 

 

  • Medical care and effective therapies

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34542889/

  • Effectiveness of complementary therapy in pain and other cancer related side effects

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31076901/

  • Positive effects of complementary medicine and progressive relaxation in cancer cases

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33027406/

  • Integrative approaches for sleep health in cancer patients

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31567461/

The Power of Relaxation 

 

  • Relaxation for better sleep in cancer patients

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33269414/

  • The Relaxation Response’s Power to Reduce Stress. Harvard Medical School

https://www.apa.org/monitor/2008/10/relaxation

  • Why you should relax about relaxation

https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/insight-therapy/201011/why-you-should-relax-about-relaxation

  • Why does your brain need more downtime?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mental-downtime/

 

Relaxation, stress and the immune system

  • Immune function. The good, the bad and the beautiful

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24798553/

  • Robust activation of the immune system in “inner engineering” Retreat

https://www.pnas.org/content/118/51/e2110455118

 

Breathwork (hormones, recovery, nervous / immune system) 

  • The positive effects of deep breathing on tension, anxiety and fatigue

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22500846/

  • Yogic breathing for cancer chemotherapy associated symptoms

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3353818/

Visualization & Cancer Healing

 

  • Therapeutic Imagery in the Treatment of Cancer Patient

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233742461_Spiegel_D_Moore_RJ_1997_Imagery_and_Hypnosis_in_the_Treatment_of_Cancer_Patients_Oncology_11_1179-1190

  • Guided imagery as a pain reducing intervention

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30712739/

  • Visualize your cancer cells dying

https://cancerconnection.ca/discussions/viewtopic/48/58546?post_id= 270766

 

Meditation and mindfulness

  • What science says about meditation

https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/meditation-in-depth

  • Meditation and the brain. Results on Anxiety Depression & Insomnia:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7649620/

  • Meditation results on high blood pressure reduction on cancer patients:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6881004/

  • Meditation results on cancer related chronic pain:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371675/ 

 

Emotions, emotional wellbeing, therapy and cancer

  • Effectiveness of therapy group in women with localized cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6517697/

  • The importance of managing emotions and cancer treatment

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cancer/in-depth/cancer-survivor/art-20047129

  • Hormones and breathing

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12475861/#:~:text=Progesterone%20and%20thyroxine%20have%20long,a%20depressing%20effect%20on%20breathing.

Spiritual Connection & Recovery

 

Prayer in cancer patients

  • Spiritual health in cancer survivors

https://www.georgiacancerinfo.org/survivorship/survivors/spirituality.aspx

  • Improved health in the life of cancer patients through prayer and spirituality

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4618080/

  • Improved life quality in cancer patients through prayer. (two praying methods)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/positive/effect,patient.supplication.

  • Spirituality in cancer trajectory

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0923753419388921

Psycho-Emotional Tools

 

Clinical Hypnosis 

During hypnosis patients bring about a state of: focused attention, lack of self-consciousness, and greater control over one’s emotions and body sensations. These 3 are the most important components of hypnotherapy.

Hypnotherapy has been used for over two centuries to help with problems ranging from social anxiety to chronic pain.

It has been rigorously studied in clinical settings. Key findings of its efficacy include:

  • Brain activity and social connectivity with Hypnosis

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6248753/

  • Acute surgical pain

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10801169/

  • Chronic cancer pain

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/6622622/

  • Reduced Hot flashes, anxiety and improved sleep

http://jco.ascopubs.org/cgi/content/abstract/JCO.2008.16.6389v1

  • Preoperative hypnosis. Reduction of post surgical pain, nausea and fatigue in breast cancer surgery patients.

https://academic.oup.com/jnci/article/99/17/1304/2522227?maxtoshow

  • Hypnosis in the Treatment of Anticipatory Nausea and Vomiting in Patients Receiving Cancer Chemotherapy

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10971166/

  • Preoperative Hypnosis and the Reduction of Postoperative Pain

https://www.researchgate.net_Use_of_Preoperative_Hypnosis_to_Reduce_Postoperative_Anesthesia-Relate 

 

Self Hypnosis

  • Positive results of Self-Hypnosis on self-esteem and emotional distress regulation

  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7886776/

  • Comparative study: Efficacy of self-hypnosis on prostate and breast cancer patients.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29929493/

 

Autosuggestion

  • ​​The Potential to Source a Patient’s Imaginative Powers in Treating Cancer

https://www.karger.com/Article/Pdf/502281

  • Clinical practices of guided imagery in the treatment of cancer

https://bcct.ngo/search-therapies/search-therapy-summaries/guided-imagery

 

Communication and the importance of positive language

  • Positive effects of optimism and spontaneous self-affirmations in cancer survivors 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4919121/

  • Battling, brave or victim. Why language matters in cancer

https://breastcancernow.org/about-us/news-personal-stories/battling-brave-or-victim-why-language-cancer-matters

  • The language around cancer

https://ovariancancerinstitute.org/the-language-around-cancer/

  • Communication in cancer care

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/coping/adjusting-to-cancer/communication-pdq

 

The brain wave states and healing

  • Neurofeedback in cancer patients

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6416750/

  • Manipulate your brain waves for better mental state

https://nexus.jefferson.edu/science-and-technology/how-to-manipulate-brain-waves-for-a-better-mental-state/

 

EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique

  • Clinical (Emotional Freedom Technique) and markers of health and cancer 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6381429/

  • The effectiveness of EFT in treating PTSD

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27889444/

  • Randomize study on EFT’s effects in patients with depression

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27843054/ 

  • The story of  bone cancer survivor and EFT

https://www.emofree.com/nl/serious-diseases/general-disease/apparent-cancer-cure-article.html?Itemid=0

Nutrition & Physical Health 

 

Exercise

  • Working out boosts brain health. American Psychological Society

  https://www.apa.org/topics/exercise-fitness/stress

  • Exercise as a stress modifier. (Neuro-Endocrine system)

  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2953272/ 

  • “Don’t stop moving” The secret weapon during cancer treatments.

Your secret weapon during cancer treatment? Exercise! - Mayo Clinic

Prepare for Surgery & more

 

Emotional and psychological surgery preparation

  • 8,600 surgical patients study (Psycho-emotional preparation for surgery)

https://healfaster.com/a-meta-analysis-of-191-studies-with-8600-patients/

  • Benefits of mental and physical preparation for surgery

https://www.asahq.org/madeforthismoment/preparing-for-surgery/prep/

  • The mind prepared. Hypnosis in surgery

https://academic.oup.com/jnci/article/99/17/1280/2522362

Emotions & Mindset

 

Journaling

  • The outstanding positive effects of Journaling in Cancer patients

Journaling your way through cancer | MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Journaling for breast cancer survivors

https://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/comp_med/types/journaling

  • The positive effects of journaling in women newly diagnosed with cancer

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15704148/ 

Negative emotions (resentment)

  • Feelings and cancer

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/coping/feelings

  • Anger and cancer. An analysis of the linkages.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11037954/#:~:text=Extremely%20low%20anger%20scores%20have,in%20its%20progression%20after%20diagnosis.

  • Coping with anger

https://www.cancer.net/coping-with-cancer/managing-emotions/coping-with-anger

  • Anger and cancer. Is there a relationship?

https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/the-forgiving-life/201709/anger-and-cancer-is-there-relationship

 

Habits: Gratitude / Laughter / Humour / Music / Art Therapy

  • The positive effects of music In breast biopsy: A randomized clinical trial

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30632924/

  • 6 lifestyle changes that will improve your cancer care

https://www.cancer.net/blog/2018-09/6-lifestyle-changes-improve-your-cancer-care

  • Psychological stress and cancer

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/coping/feelings/stress-fact-sheet

Life Beyond Cancer

 

Setting goals (for patients)

  • The importance of goal setting

Goal setting during your cancer journey

  • Life goals in patients with cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4653098/

  • How to set goals during cancer

https://www.cbtforcancer.com/post/how-to-set-goals-during-cancer 

 

Support system

  • Overcoming cancer. The importance of support systems.

Overcoming Cancer: The Importance of a Strong Support Network | Patient Care

  • The importance of support system for cancer patients

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23098436/

  • Support and coping with cancer

https://www.cancer.net/blog/2017-06/why-peer-support-important-people-coping-with-cancer

 

Group therapy  

  • Group therapy for mood disturbances in breast cancer patients.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/6622622/

  •  Cancer support groups

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/coping/adjusting-to-cancer/support-groups

  • Group psychological support and its importance for cancer patients 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8707456/