Cancer seems to be on the increase and non-traditional therapies can complement traditional ones by helping alleviate some of the symptoms created by the dis-ease itself and traditional treatments.
Aromatherapy can help deal with anxieties and emotional issues, as well as some of the side effects of treatment. This can be by putting oils in an oil burner or diffuser and the fragrance positively impacting on the emotional and hormonal part of the brain or via massage. Massage of the area receiving radiotherapy will not be possible during treatment and for 3 weeks after radiotherapy has concluded. Your consultant will be able to advise.
During these times, meditation can help, and is something best learnt and practiced in advance, perhaps with the support of family and friends. Meditation can help provide a positive mindset to assist with healing, lower the heart rate and blood pressure as well as reducing pain.
Another gentle therapy is Sekhem, a fine high vibrational energy to help re-align the body's energy fields.
The main thing to remember is please be kind to yourself. Your body will be going through a lot of changes, and on occasion it will need time, space and support to recover.
Now trained by NHS Natural Health School in providing massage to clients going through cancer treatments.