Alternative medicine

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Although alternative medicine treatments can't cure carcinoid tumors, some alternative therapies may help you cope with the signs and symptoms of cancer and cancer treatment. Talk to your doctor about safe options.

Alternative treatments for stress

Being diagnosed with cancer can be a stressful experience. And if you have carcinoid syndrome caused by a carcinoid tumor, stress can also trigger skin flushing. Complementary and alternative medicine therapies may help you gain control over the stress in your life and help you better cope with your diagnosis. Consult with your doctor about trying:
  • Massage
  • Meditation
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Tai chi
  • Yoga
Dec. 20, 2012