Complementary therapy gains steam in palliative care

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With 90% of individuals confirming they would consider complementary therapy to help manage symptoms of terminal illness, Therapy Directory speak to two professional therapists to find out why so many people are now taking a holistic approach to help them face their biggest health challenges.

Being diagnosed with an illness that is life-threatening or that cannot be cured can be an incredibly distressing experience, and there is no right or wrong way to react to this news. Whatever those initial feelings may be, it’s perfectly normal to feel a range of emotions, from shock, fear and anger through to frustration, relief and perhaps eventually, acceptance.

While a team of healthcare experts will be on hand to let individuals know what medical support is available to them, outside of traditional palliative medical care, complementary therapy is gaining steam when it comes to the management and relief of some associated physical and emotional symptoms.

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