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dc.contributor.authorRunning, Alice
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-25T02:32:03Z
dc.date.available2016-05-25T02:32:03Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationRunning, Alice. “Decreased Cortisol and Pain in Breast Cancer: Biofield Therapy Potential.” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015 (2015): 1–7. doi:10.1155/2015/870640.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1741-427X
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/9875
dc.description.abstractBreast cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death among women of all races. Pain is a common symptom associated with cancer; 75–90% of cancer patients experience pain during their illness and up to 50% of that pain is undertreated. Unrelieved pain leads to increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of bioenergy on fecal cortisol levels for mice injected with murine mammary carcinoma 4T1 in two separate pilot studies. Using a multiple experimental group design, six to eight week old female BALB/c mice were injected with tumor and randomly assigned, in groups of 10, to daily treatment, every other day treatment, and no treatment groups. Five days after tumor cell injection, bioenergy interventions were begun for a period of ten consecutive days. Fecal samples were collected for each study and ELISA analysis was conducted at the end of both studies. For both studies, cortisol levels were decreased in the every other day treatment groups but remained high in the no treatment groups. Future studies utilizing bioenergy therapies on cortisol levels in a murine breast cancer model can begin to describe pain outcomes and therapeutic dose.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by NIH NCCAM 1R15AT003591-01A2. Bioenergy interventions were provided by Carol Lewis, RN, CHT practitioner, and Bear McKay, the McKay Method founder. ELISA and statistical analysis were provided by Andrew Ramstead, Doctoral Student at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.en_US
dc.rightsYou are free to: Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms. Under the following terms: Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcodeen_US
dc.titleDecreased Cortisol and Pain in Breast Cancer: Bio-Field Therapy Potentialen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage1en_US
mus.citation.extentlastpage7en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleEvidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicineen_US
mus.citation.volume2015en_US
mus.identifier.categoryHealth & Medical Sciencesen_US
mus.identifier.doi10.1155/2015/870640en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Nursingen_US
mus.relation.departmentNursing.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.data.thumbpage5en_US


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