Complementary Therapy

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

Resources

We recommended the New Zealand book Complementary Therapies for Cancer by Professor Shaun Holt.
This resource 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 can be found here:
www.health.govt.nz/our-work/populations/maori-health/rongoa-maori-traditional-maori-healing