This week marks the National Complementary Therapy Week 2020, the purpose of which being to promote natural health and alternative therapies used for all sorts of different types of conditions, illnesses and diseases.

Complementary therapies are mainly used alongside conventional medical care. They can include practices such as yoga, meditation, homeopathy, acupuncture, nutritional plans, exercise, herbal medicine and many more.

Why complementary therapy?

Complementary therapy is frequently used alongside conventional cancer treatment plans such as chemotherapy.  It can be used to alleviate symptoms and help patients tolerate chemotherapy for a longer period of time, which may lengthen survival.

Complementary therapy can be used to help alleviate physical symptoms as well as improving mental health.

Complementary therapy and mesothelioma

For mesothelioma patients, gentle exercise, herbal medicine and mental health support and therapies can be extremely effective in alleviating symptoms and helping a patient cope with their treatment. Some patients also recommend mind-body therapies such as yoga, tai chi, qigong and meditation.

Maintaining a balanced diet is also extremely important for mesothelioma patients, and some doctors may introduce a diet plan or dietary supplements to assist with this. For more information, please click here to read our article about what to avoiding eating when fighting mesothelioma.

How can we help?

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