Psychoneuroimmunology. Part II: Mind-body interventions

Author: Bauer-Wu SM
Phyllis F. Cantor Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA.
Conference/Journal: Clin J Oncol Nurs
Date published: 2002
Other: Volume ID: 6 , Issue ID: 4 , Pages: 243-6 , Word Count: 68

PNI provides the scientific foundation of several integrative therapies. PNI interventions or mind-body therapies can be categorized into four general mechanisms: sensory, cognitive, expressive, and physical. Some therapies are used in combination, and others incorporate more than one mechanism. Although PNI is limited as a purely biomedical framework, it is a valuable frame of reference because it supports the use of many integrative therapies for patients with cancer.