Alternative medicine

By Mayo Clinic Staff

No complementary or alternative treatments will cure prostate cancer. However, complementary and alternative prostate cancer treatments may help you cope with the side effects of cancer and its treatment.

Alternative prostate cancer treatments that may help you cope with the stress and anxiety you may experience after your diagnosis include:

  • Art therapy
  • Dance or movement therapy
  • Exercise
  • Meditation
  • Music therapy
  • Relaxation techniques, such as guided imagery or muscle relaxation
  • Spirituality

Ask your doctor to refer you to a professional who can help you learn to do these activities. Some require instruction, while others can be done on your own.

Aug. 13, 2013