Breast Cancer in men

Complementary approaches for breast cancer

Most of the men we spoke with had not used complementary therapies, although a few had made some changes to their diet or lifestyle since being diagnosed with breast cancer. A few had been given the chance to try various complementary approaches during or after their breast cancer treatment. Tom tried reflexology during chemotherapy, Derek had a couple of massages after his operation which were offered to him through a local breast cancer centre and Eric been offered aromatherapy and had had it every day at the hospital for six weeks.

Two men had made extensive use of complementary approaches within their lives. Tim had trained as a Reiki practitioner. He regularly used Reiki on himself and on friends and family.
David had been interested in crystal therapy, and in energy ley lines and electromagnetic fields for over forty years and had written a couple of books on the subject.

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