Review ArticlesIntegrative Medicine Therapies for Pain Management in Cancer PatientsDeng, Gary MD, PhD Author Information From the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY. This research was funded in part through the NIH/NCI Cancer Center Support Grant P30 CA008748. The author has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Reprints: Gary Deng, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1429 First Ave, New York, NY 10021. E-mail: [email protected]. The Cancer Journal 25(5):p 343-348, 9/10 2019. | DOI: 10.1097/PPO.0000000000000399 Buy Metrics Abstract Pain management for cancer patients should include pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions. Integrative medicine therapies, such as mind-body practice, acupuncture, massage therapy, and music therapy, have been studied for their roles in pain management. Data from randomized controlled trials support the effect of hypnosis, acupuncture, and music therapy in reduction of pain. Mindfulness meditation, yoga, qigong, and massage therapy, although may not reduce pain per se, can relieve anxiety and mood changes, which are commonly associated with pain. In clinical practice, one should also consider burdens and risks to patients, patient preference, and the presence or absence of better alternatives when making decisions on whether an integrative medicine therapy is of clinical value. Copyright © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.