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How might aromatherapy help if you have B-cell lymphoma?

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Some people with cancer find that the fragrance from essential oils from certain plants helps them feel more relaxed or eases nausea. A therapist can also massage the oils into your body.

Talk to your doctor before trying essential oils and discuss how you plan to use them.

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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