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Yoga for Pediatric and Adolescent Patients With Cancer

Diorio C, Celis Ekstrand A, Hesser T, et al. Development of an Individualized Yoga Intervention to Address Fatigue in Hospitalized Children Undergoing Intensive Chemotherapy. Integr Cancer Ther. 2016;15(3):279‐284. doi:10.1177/1534735416630806

Duong N, Davis H, Robinson PD, et al. Mind and body practices for fatigue reduction in patients with cancer and hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2017;120:210‐216. doi:10.1016/j.critrevonc.2017.11.011

Fukuhara JS, O'Haver J, Proudfoot JA, Spies JM, Kuo DJ. Yoga as a Complementary and Alternative Therapy in Children with Hematologic and Oncologic Disease [published online ahead of print, 2020 Mar 13]. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2020;1043454220909787. doi:10.1177/1043454220909787

Jacobs SS. Integrative Therapy Use for Management of Side Effects and Toxicities Experienced by Pediatric Oncology Patients. Children (Basel). 2014;1(3):424‐440. Published 2014 Nov 14. doi:10.3390/children1030424

Stein E, Rayar M, Krishnadev U, et al. A feasibility study examining the impact of yoga on psychosocial health and symptoms in pediatric outpatients receiving chemotherapy. Support Care Cancer. 2019;27(10):3769‐3776. doi:10.1007/s00520-019-04673-9

Wurz A, Chamorro-Vina C, Guilcher GM, Schulte F, Culos-Reed SN. The feasibility and benefits of a 12-week yoga intervention for pediatric cancer out-patients. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014;61(10):1828‐1834. doi:10.1002/pbc.25096


Zia FZ, Olaku O, Bao T, et al. The National Cancer Institute's Conference on Acupuncture for Symptom Management in Oncology: State of the Science, Evidence, and Research Gaps. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 2017;2017(52):lgx005. doi:10.1093/jncimonographs/lgx005

Hu H, Shear D, Thakkar R, et al. Acupressure and Therapeutic Touch in Childhood Cancer to Promote Subjective and Intersubjective Experiences of Well-being During Curative Treatment. Glob Adv Health Med. 2019;8:2164956119880143. Published 2019 Sep 30. doi:10.1177/2164956119880143

Chokshi SK, Ladas EJ, Taromina K, et al. Predictors of acupuncture use among children and adolescents with cancer. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017;64(7):10.1002/pbc.26424. doi:10.1002/pbc.26424

Ladas EJ, Rooney D, Taromina K, Ndao DH, Kelly KM. The safety of acupuncture in children and adolescents with cancer therapy-related thrombocytopenia. Support Care Cancer. 2010;18(11):1487‐1490. doi:10.1007/s00520-010-0926-6

Jacobs SS. Integrative Therapy Use for Management of Side Effects and Toxicities Experienced by Pediatric Oncology Patients. Children (Basel). 2014;1(3):424‐440. Published 2014 Nov 14. doi:10.3390/children1030424

A, Ralston-Wilson. (2013). Utilization of Acupuncture Therapy among Pediatric Oncology Patients at a Tertiary Care Pediatric Hospital. Alternative & Integrative Medicine. 02. 10.4172/2327-5162.1000129.


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  3. Ghazavi, A., et al. "Evaluation of the effects of foot reflexology massage on vital signs and chemotherapy-induced anxiety in children with leukemia." Med Surg Nurs J 4.4 (2016): 41-48.
  4. Mazlum, S., Chaharsoughi, N. T., Banihashem, A., & Vashani, H. B. (2013). The effect of massage therapy on chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in pediatric cancer. Iranian journal of nursing and midwifery research, 18(4), 280.
  5. Tillery, Rachel, and Meghan E. McGrady. "Do complementary and integrative medicine therapies reduce healthcare utilization among oncology patients? A systematic review of the literature and recommendations." European Journal of Oncology Nursing 36 (2018): 1-8.
  6. Rodríguez-Mansilla, Juan, et al. "Effects of the application of therapeutic massage in children with cancer: a systematic review." Revista latino-americana de enfermagem 25 (2017).
  7. Kanitz, Jenny Lena, Maria Eugenia Moneta Camus, and Georg Seifert. "Keeping the balance–an overview of mind–body therapies in pediatric oncology." Complementary therapies in medicine 21 (2013): S20-S25.