Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Complementary therapies, relaxation and wellbeing (BCC55) [PDF]

Source:  Breast Cancer Care - 26 June 2018 (via NICE)

This booklet is about relaxation and wellbeing during and after breast cancer treatment. It looks at complementary therapies such as acupuncture, Reiki and massage. It also describes some popular relaxation techniques, including meditation and mindfulness, and has information on yoga, Tai Chi and Chi Gung. We discuss why people might use these complementary therapies and relaxation techniques after a diagnosis of breast cancer, and what you may need to think about before trying them. We also explain what herbal medicines and homeopathy are.

*Please let me know whether resources like this are of any use to you. If so, I'll just do a NICE search in relation to breast surgery each month to accompany the research articles.