Some people find complementary therapies helpful. They can offer emotional as well as physical benefits and are sometimes available on the NHS. Ask your doctors, nurses or cancer information staff to establish if there are any near you.
There are many types of complementary therapies including: acupuncture, aromatherapy, healing, herbal medicine, homeopathy, massage, meditation, reflexology, relaxation, shiatsu and yoga.
Some key points about choosing a complementary therapy are outlined below.
If you have been affected by cancer in some way and would like to talk to someone about what you have read or need help finding information - you are welcome to drop into any Maggie’s Centre or to visit Maggie’s Online Centre and talk with a cancer support specialist.