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How can mind-body therapy help with treating B-cell lymphoma?

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If you're feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or having trouble sleeping, a mind-body therapy may help.

You can try different types of meditation, including quiet contemplation or meditative walking.

You can also do tai chi, which combines meditation with Chinese martial arts.

Yoga, which tends to combine meditation and a focus on breathing with specific postures, is also a popular option.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Can I Safely Use an Alternative or Complementary Therapy?" "What Are Complementary and Alternative Methods?" "Dietary Supplements: What Is Safe?"

Center for Lymphoid Malignancies, Columbia University Medical Center: "Nutrition Counseling."

Journal of Clinical Oncology : "Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Physical Functioning and Quality of Life in Lymphoma Patients."

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: "Can Massages Spread Lymphoma?"

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "Integrative Medicine."

Leukemia & Lymphoma : "Widespread Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) among Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) Survivors."

University of British Columbia Faculty Medical Journal: "Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Management of Lymphomas: Prevalence, Rationale, and Contraindications."

Mayo Clinic: "What is reflexology? Can it relieve stress?" "Integrative Medicine and Health."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Types of Complementary Therapies."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 02, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Can I Safely Use an Alternative or Complementary Therapy?" "What Are Complementary and Alternative Methods?" "Dietary Supplements: What Is Safe?"

Center for Lymphoid Malignancies, Columbia University Medical Center: "Nutrition Counseling."

Journal of Clinical Oncology : "Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Physical Functioning and Quality of Life in Lymphoma Patients."

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: "Can Massages Spread Lymphoma?"

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "Integrative Medicine."

Leukemia & Lymphoma : "Widespread Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) among Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) Survivors."

University of British Columbia Faculty Medical Journal: "Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Management of Lymphomas: Prevalence, Rationale, and Contraindications."

Mayo Clinic: "What is reflexology? Can it relieve stress?" "Integrative Medicine and Health."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Types of Complementary Therapies."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 02, 2019

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