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Complementary and Alternative treatment are different approaches to Breast Cancer treatment. Complementary medicine works in conjunction with conventional treatment like chemotherapy; alternative medicine replaces conventional treatment. Alternative medical systems include Ayurveda and Chinese medicine like acupuncture. Yoga, meditation, and prayer are forms of complementary mind-body interventions.  Taking supplements like Vitamin C or eating dark chocolate for antioxidants are ways get additional nutrients. Chiropractors and massages can alleviate pain.

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Yoga. Acupuncture. Meditation. If you’ve been treated for breast cancer, you’ve probably heard words like these mentioned. Maybe your local hospital offers therapeutic massage to chemo patients, or Reiki treatments to women heading into surgery. All of these terms come under a single heading: complementary and alternative medicine. Now, you…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered I was diagnosed with breast cancer… Anne, I hear two concerns in your comments.  One is that you hope life…


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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered I am 28 and have already had a… Phyllis is right, Eren - you need more information, and more understanding of…


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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Treatment Choices: Metastatic Breast… I'm sure it is hard for you and your mother to stay hopeful, but maybe…




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