Reflexology and Cancer Care

Reflexology helps in Cancer Care

Being diagnosed with any illness can be upsetting and can effect us in many ways, physically and emotionally. Everyday life may become a struggle due to; coming to terms with the illness, pains experienced, worries and stresses, trips to the doctors or hospital and treatments received.  Everybody is completely different and copes and recovers in different ways. It is always important to know that you’re not alone.

How can Reflexology for Cancer Care help?

People who are diagnosed with cancer go through a number of tests, and treatments that help aid the body to fight against the illness.  These treatments in turn can  harm the body both internally and externally.  There are a number of alternative therapies that can help aid the healing process before, during and after being diagnosed with Cancer.

How can reflexology help?

Research has found that Reflexology during cancer care can effectively help  at alleviate pain, relieve anxiety, ease nausea and much more for cancer patients. Reflexology can complement conventional cancer care. It can be a great option to use while going through cancer treatments, helping to alleviate symptoms and side effects such as:

  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Lymphoedema
  • Muscle tension
  • Headaches and Migraines

Reflexology treatments can also be beneficial for carers and loved ones effected by cancer.

According to Carers UK, figures from 2016 show that people providing high levels of care are twice as likely to be permanently sick or disabled. 625,000 people suffer mental and physical ill health as a direct consequence of the stress and physical demands of caring and over 1.3 million people provide over 50 hours of care per week.

Reflexology can help relieve anxiety, boost energy levels and promote well being.

Articles of Interest

This article discusses its findings with using Reflexology for symptom relief in cancer patients.

The effects of reflexology on the quality of life with breast cancer patients

Reflexology and Cancer Article

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