What alternative therapies can help me cope with breast cancer?

What alternative therapies can help me cope with breast cancer?

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For most breast cancer patients, the ability to find strength and endure your road to recovery and survivorship is critically important. You may also want to develop a healthier lifestyle than you might have led before your cancer diagnosis. Integrative and complementary medicine programs can help you achieve these goals.
Some special integrative and complementary medicine programs include:
  • Nutritional consultations - A nutritionist can help guide you toward a healthy eating plan that is right for you.
  • Massage therapy for patients undergoing chemotherapy- Therapeutic massage incorporates a variety of techniques to enhance the body's natural restorative ability.
  • Stress management counseling for patients and their family members - Counseling can include integrative psychotherapy, which is an approach to healing that increases your resilience and personal strength.
  • Acupuncture - Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine dating back over 5,000 years. When acupuncture needles are placed in specific points on the skin, energy is redirected to bring about a healing response.
  • Fitness guidance - A fitness program can help you combat fatigue during treatment and achieve general wellness after treatment.

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