Complementary therapies are not recommended as a substitute for professional medical care, but can often complement your treatment and provide relief for many symptoms, as well as providing an improvement in overall health and well-being. Yoga, massage, acupuncture and aromatherapy, among others, can help with relaxation, stress, anxiety and pain or discomfort. A homeopath or naturopath may also be able to alleviate symptoms and promote good health.
To find a registered homeopath or naturopath in Canada, speak to your doctor or visit www.naturopathicassoc.ca, www.nupath.org or www.homeopathy.org for a list of local practitioners.
Whatever therapy you choose, be sure to advise your primary physician of all therapies, particularly any herbal supplements you may be taking as they may interfere with your medication and/or exacerbate your symptoms.