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Alternative Therapies

Most patients who suffer from mesothelioma do not realize the different kinds of therapy that is available for them to keep their lives more comfortable as they go through treatments. It must be stated, however, that these types of alternatives should be used in supplement with the treatments that a doctor recommends. These types of alternative therapies relieve stress and make symptoms they are suffering less painful.

Talk to your doctor about these types of therapies and how they could benefit your treatment process:

  • Acupuncture – reduces the pain associated with mesothelioma and with cancer treatments such as chemotherapy by reducing the amount of vomiting.
  • Massage Therapy – relieves stress and assists with pain control. Also increases the power of the immune system and blood circulation.
  • Meditation – helps the patient decrease stress, pain, anxiety, and blood pressure. Helps emotions level out through the hard process of treatment and recovery.
  • Yoga – Should only be attempted by those who are physically able to do so. It is a good idea to get this cleared from your doctor. For those who wish to pursue it have been noted to experience a better quality of life, and able to better tolerate stress, pain, and anxiety.
  • Aromatherapy – Most useful when trying to lower anxiety levels associated with having mesothelioma or any other type of life threatening disease. However, some people did not notice any improvement in their symptoms or condition.
  • Nutritional Supplements – antioxidants is one of the best supplements that researchers have found to aid in chemotherapy. This type of supplement enhances the beneficial effects of the therapy.

It is always important to know what kind of side effects may be affiliated with any of the alternative treatments listed above. Everyone reacts to different types of therapy different, so discuss these alternatives with a health care professional beforehand. Another component of these therapies to consider are different recommendations by those who have been positively affected, as well as how much you are willing to spend on these therapies. A range of them tend to be expensive, and sometimes medical insurance does not cover the costs.