What alternative therapies can help treat cancer?

Integrative medicine and wellness services can supplement traditional cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy. While conventional medicine plays a critical role in eradicating cancer, integrative medicine and wellness programs offer people with cancer and their families ways to enhance the quality of their lives, minimize or reduce the side effects of cancer and cancer treatment, and promote healing and recovery.

Alternative therapies that can help people cope with the cancer experience and improve their overall sense of well-being include:
  • Acupuncture
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy
  • Reiki and massage
  • Reiki therapy
  • Yoga
  • Exercise/rehabilitation

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