Medscape has published a review.

Here’s a summary of CAM options.

For anxiety, promoting a sense of well-being, and reducing pain

  • Deep breathing
  • Muscle relaxation techniques
  • Massage
  • Healing touch
  • Movement therapies: stretching, physical therapy, yoga, qigong, and tai chi

Alleviate pain and improve energy

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Acupuncture

Coping skills

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy

The bottom line?
Appropriate patient selection is the key to success, according to the authors.

10/20/08 20:48 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.