Alternative medicine

By Mayo Clinic Staff

No alternative medicine treatments have been proved to cure stage 4 prostate cancer. But complementary and alternative medicine may help you cope with symptoms of your cancer.

Prostate cancer often spreads to the bones, which can cause bone pain. Your doctor can offer treatments and medications to control the pain. But you may also find that complementary therapies can help relieve your pain when used in addition to treatments recommended by your doctor.

Complementary and alternative medicine treatments that may reduce cancer pain include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Hypnosis
  • Massage
  • Relaxation techniques

If your pain isn't adequately controlled, talk with your doctor about your options.

May 10, 2014