CAM Glossary
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Shiatsu Is the Japanese version of acupressure. Shi means finger and atsu means pressure. It is a process of holding and releasing various pressure points.
Social Work Services Are services providing assistance and counseling to patients and their families by social workers in dealing with social emotional, and environmental problems associated with illness or disabilities, often in the context of discharge planning coordinator.
Social Worker A professional trained to talk with people and their families about emotional or physical needs, and to find them support services.
Society of Integrative Oncology Founded in 2003 by a group of well-respected, traditionally trained western oncologists with the fundamental goal of improving cancer care through scientifically based integrative practice. The mission of this organization is to promote research in this area and to promote the integration of CAM therapies into the practice of traditional oncology. See
Spiritual Healing Religion, prayer and spiritual practices have shown to bring comfort and are important to part of one's well-being.
Supplements A variety of compounds which includes vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.