Alternative medicine

By Mayo Clinic Staff

No alternative cancer treatments have been proved to cure cancer. But alternative medicine options may help you cope with side effects of cancer and cancer treatment, such as fatigue, nausea and pain.

Talk with your doctor about what alternative medicine options may offer some benefit. He or she can also discuss whether these therapies are safe for you or whether they may interfere with your cancer treatment.

Some alternative medicine options found to be helpful for people with cancer include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Hypnosis
  • Massage
  • Meditation
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Yoga
Jan. 02, 2014

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