Reviews of complementary therapies
- Find therapies that are used along with conventional treatments such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
- See how we rate therapies for effectiveness, safety, and cost.
- Read how experts use these therapies in cancer care.
- Explore the evidence behind their use.
7 Healing Practices
The 7 Healing Practices promote wellness, help you manage side effects and symptoms, and build your resilience.
Select a practice from the graphic to get started.
These choices help create an environment that does not promote cancer growth and spread, but instead promotes wellness and quality of life.
- Manage your body weight
- Don’t smoke
- Limit alcohol
- Limit sun exposure
Integrative Cancer Care Handbooks
Integrative approaches combine conventionalthe cancer care offered by conventionally trained physicians and most hospitals; examples are chemotherapy, surgery, and radiotherapy care, self carelifestyle actions and behaviors that may impact cancer outcomes; examples include eating health-promoting foods, limiting alcohol, increasing physical activity, and managing stress, and complementaryin cancer care, complementary care involves the use of therapies intended to enhance or add to standard conventional treatments; examples include supplements, mind-body approaches such as yoga or psychosocial therapy, and acupuncture care to produce your best possible outcomes.
Handbooks are available for individual cancer types, for some treatment approaches, and for many phases of cancer.
Symptoms and side effects handbooks
Your guides to preventing, managing, and reducing unpleasant symptoms and side effects from cancer and treatment.
Body terrain handbooks
Learn how to optimize your body environment—your body terrain—for health and wellness, and to create an environment that is less supportive of cancer.