Your local cancer support centre or hospice and some hospitals will have a range of holistic therapies available, free of charge to people undergoing treatment for cancer. Complementary therapies can be used alongside other medical treatment you may be receiving.

These treatments can help you to relax, ease tense muscles and help you to return to a sense of equilibrium at this difficult time. They can also help to manage some of the physical symptoms. Your health care team should be happy to refer you to these services.

There are a range of therapies available which should be delivered by a qualified therapist, these include:

  • acupuncture
  • aromatherapy
  • massage
  • reiki
  • reflexology

"Complementary Therapies." Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust. N.p., 19 Aug. 2013. Web. 02 Mar. 2015.