Complementary Therapy

"I wanted to make sure I was doing everything I could to take care of my body during treatment"
AYA patient

Resources

Recommended New Zealand book Complementary Therapies for Cancer by Professor Shaun Holt contains evidence-based advice on many complementary therapies such as acupuncture, massage and mind- body interventions like meditation, yoga and hypnosis. It examines the effectiveness of herbal remedies including St John’s Wort and ginger, and examines many commonly-used therapies which are unlikely to help, or can even cause harm.

Support Directory

Dove House | dovehospice.org.nz/dove-house/

Ministry-funded rongoā Māori (traditional Māori healing) providers are can be found here:
www.health.govt.nz/our-work/populations/maori-health/rongoa-maori-traditional-maori-healing

Guidelines/ Research

Web Resources

Tools