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complementary medical approaches

Complementary Medical Approaches to Cancer Treatment

complementary medical approaches

Have you been curious about complementary medical approaches? These approaches might work for you or someone you care for as a supplement for treatment of a cancer diagnosis and help alleviate symptoms from treatment.

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) has helped determined what complementary medical approaches are useful and safe. However, it is always crucial to talk to your health care team before making any decisions that could impact your health and wellbeing.

What is complementary medicine?

According to NCCIH:

  • If a non-mainstream practice is used together with conventional medicine, it’s considered  “complementary.”

complementary medical approachesTypes of complementary approaches:

  • Homeopathy
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Massages
  • Meditation
  • Chiropractic measures
  • Acupuncture
  • Guided Imagery
  • Yoga, Tai Chi, Reiki, or Qi Gong
  • Ayurvedic Medicine

Have you seen some of Triage Cancer’s helpful resources that may complement your journey to healing? Our Stress Management Resources page has our popular Progressive Muscle Relaxation with Guided Imagery video and more!

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