Family nursing methods for cancer pain

During the treatment process, the most unbearable thing to cancer patients is pain and their general method of relieving pain is by taking medicine. However, to some patients whose course of disease is longer or patients with mild pain, they can take some appropriate pain relieved therapies after discharging from the hospital. It can increase their enjoyment of life and increase their faith to fight against cancer if the pain is relieved to some extent.

Some common methods that used to relieve cancer pain domestically:

1.Relaxation methods for relieving pain

When the muscle is relaxed, it can stop pain response and relieve the pain of patients. Patients can close their eyes for deep breath, then take a lying posture and take slow abdominal breaths to relax their abdominal muscle, back muscle or close their eyes to take a deep and slow inspiratory and expiratory in a quiet environment, so that fresh air can come into the lungs and achieve the goal of relieving pain.

2.Psychological suggestion therapy is mainly applied to enhance patients’ confidence to overcome the disease. It can be combined with various cancer treatments to suggest patients to regulate themselves.The patient’s families should firmly build the patient’s faith of survival, enhance their courage of living and help them to finish three meals a day and the necessary rehabilitation trainings. For the purpose of fully mobilizing the patient's maximum cancer cells destroyed ability and reach for analgesic effects.

3.When the person is focusing on one thing, he will forget other things, including pain, which is also the law of transfer pain-relieving method.

1)Sitting in a comfortable chair, closed your eyes, thinking about some pleasant things so as to relieve pain. This method can be taken every 15 minutes, it is usually taken in 2 hours after a meal. Patients should sit with eyes closed for 2 minutes after the relaxation.

2)Choosing some lively music, enjoying the music along with a rhythm beat or clapping action.

3)Reading some jokes or humorous novels, or listening to a comic dialogue to entertain yourself.

4.Physical analgesia: Physical analgesia is mainly applied through the stimulation of the skin around the pain area to achieve the purpose of pain relieving. Stimulation methods can be massage, cool analgesics application, or temperature stimulation manners, such as hot compressing the pain area with a 65℃ water bag every 20 minutes, which can obtain certain analgesic effects.

*Surgery, in addition to the appropriate chemotherapy and radiotherapy, are effective in treating early cancer, but certain patients in late stage of cancer may not be tolerate surgery well as they can be relatively weak. A combination of carefully planned minimally invasive therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy can effectively reduce the side effects and discomfort of treatment and may help patient get better efficacy.

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