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Practice of traditional Chinese medicine for psycho-behavioral intervention improves quality of life in cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Oncotarget. 2015 Nov 24; 6(37):39725-39.O

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Cancer patients suffer from diverse symptoms, including depression, anxiety, pain, and fatigue and lower quality of life (QoL) during disease progression. This study aimed to evaluate the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine psycho-behavioral interventions (TCM PBIs) on improving QoL by meta-analysis.

RESULTS

The six TCM PBIs analyzed were acupuncture, Chinese massage, Traditional Chinese Medicine five elements musical intervention (TCM FEMI), Traditional Chinese Medicine dietary supplement (TCM DS), Qigong and Tai Chi. Although both TCM PBIs and non-TCM PBIs reduced functional impairments in cancer patients and led to pain relief, depression remission, reduced time to flatulence following surgery and sleep improvement, TCM PBIs showed more beneficial effects as assessed by reducing both fatigue and gastrointestinal distress. In particular, acupuncture relieved fatigue, reduced diarrhea and decreased time to flatulence after surgery in cancer patients, while therapeutic Chinese massage reduced time to flatulence and time to peristaltic sound.

METHODS

Electronic literature databases (PubMed, CNKI, VIP, and Wanfang) were searched for randomized, controlled trials conducted in China. The primary intervention was TCM PBIs. The main outcome was health-related QoL (HR QoL) post-treatment. We applied standard meta analytic techniques to analyze data from papers that reached acceptable criteria.

CONCLUSION

These findings demonstrate the efficacy of TCM PBIs in improving QoL in cancer patients and establish that TCM PBIs represent beneficial adjunctive therapies for cancer patients.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute of Cancer Stem Cell, Cancer Center, Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China. Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Collaborative Innovation Center of Cancer Medicine, Guangdong, China. College of Nursing, Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China.Institute of Cancer Stem Cell, Cancer Center, Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China. Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Collaborative Innovation Center of Cancer Medicine, Guangdong, China.Institute of Cancer Stem Cell, Cancer Center, Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China. Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Collaborative Innovation Center of Cancer Medicine, Guangdong, China.Institute of Cancer Stem Cell, Cancer Center, Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China. Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Collaborative Innovation Center of Cancer Medicine, Guangdong, China.Institute of Cancer Stem Cell, Cancer Center, Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China. Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Collaborative Innovation Center of Cancer Medicine, Guangdong, China.Department of Radiology, Second Affiliated Hospital, Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China.School of Public Health, Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China.Department of Psychology, Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China.Dalian Medical University Magazine, Dalian, China.School of Art, Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China.Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China.Department of Radiology, Second Affiliated Hospital, Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China.Integrative Immunology and Behavior Program, Department of Animal Sciences, College of ACES, Urbana, IL, USA. Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA.Graduate School, Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China.Institute of Cancer Stem Cell, Cancer Center, Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China. Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Collaborative Innovation Center of Cancer Medicine, Guangdong, China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Meta-Analysis
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review
Systematic Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26498685

Citation

Tao, Weiwei, et al. "Practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Psycho-behavioral Intervention Improves Quality of Life in Cancer Patients: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis." Oncotarget, vol. 6, no. 37, 2015, pp. 39725-39.
Tao W, Luo X, Cui B, et al. Practice of traditional Chinese medicine for psycho-behavioral intervention improves quality of life in cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Oncotarget. 2015;6(37):39725-39.
Tao, W., Luo, X., Cui, B., Liang, D., Wang, C., Duan, Y., Li, X., Zhou, S., Zhao, M., Li, Y., He, Y., Wang, S., Kelley, K. W., Jiang, P., & Liu, Q. (2015). Practice of traditional Chinese medicine for psycho-behavioral intervention improves quality of life in cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Oncotarget, 6(37), 39725-39. https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.5388
Tao W, et al. Practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Psycho-behavioral Intervention Improves Quality of Life in Cancer Patients: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Oncotarget. 2015 Nov 24;6(37):39725-39. PubMed PMID: 26498685.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Practice of traditional Chinese medicine for psycho-behavioral intervention improves quality of life in cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. AU - Tao,Weiwei, AU - Luo,Xi, AU - Cui,Bai, AU - Liang,Dapeng, AU - Wang,Chunli, AU - Duan,Yangyang, AU - Li,Xiaofen, AU - Zhou,Shiyu, AU - Zhao,Mingjie, AU - Li,Yi, AU - He,Yumin, AU - Wang,Shaowu, AU - Kelley,Keith W, AU - Jiang,Ping, AU - Liu,Quentin, PY - 2015/07/15/received PY - 2015/10/02/accepted PY - 2015/10/27/entrez PY - 2015/10/27/pubmed PY - 2016/9/22/medline KW - cancer KW - meta-analysis KW - psycho-behavioral interventions KW - quality of life KW - traditional Chinese medicine SP - 39725 EP - 39 JF - Oncotarget JO - Oncotarget VL - 6 IS - 37 N2 - BACKGROUND: Cancer patients suffer from diverse symptoms, including depression, anxiety, pain, and fatigue and lower quality of life (QoL) during disease progression. This study aimed to evaluate the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine psycho-behavioral interventions (TCM PBIs) on improving QoL by meta-analysis. RESULTS: The six TCM PBIs analyzed were acupuncture, Chinese massage, Traditional Chinese Medicine five elements musical intervention (TCM FEMI), Traditional Chinese Medicine dietary supplement (TCM DS), Qigong and Tai Chi. Although both TCM PBIs and non-TCM PBIs reduced functional impairments in cancer patients and led to pain relief, depression remission, reduced time to flatulence following surgery and sleep improvement, TCM PBIs showed more beneficial effects as assessed by reducing both fatigue and gastrointestinal distress. In particular, acupuncture relieved fatigue, reduced diarrhea and decreased time to flatulence after surgery in cancer patients, while therapeutic Chinese massage reduced time to flatulence and time to peristaltic sound. METHODS: Electronic literature databases (PubMed, CNKI, VIP, and Wanfang) were searched for randomized, controlled trials conducted in China. The primary intervention was TCM PBIs. The main outcome was health-related QoL (HR QoL) post-treatment. We applied standard meta analytic techniques to analyze data from papers that reached acceptable criteria. CONCLUSION: These findings demonstrate the efficacy of TCM PBIs in improving QoL in cancer patients and establish that TCM PBIs represent beneficial adjunctive therapies for cancer patients. SN - 1949-2553 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26498685/Practice_of_traditional_Chinese_medicine_for_psycho_behavioral_intervention_improves_quality_of_life_in_cancer_patients:_A_systematic_review_and_meta_analysis_ L2 - https://www.oncotarget.com/lookup/doi/10.18632/oncotarget.5388 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -