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Holistic Cancer Support

Holistic Cancer Support at Lynden Hill Clinic

Here at Lynden Hill Clinic we offer a variety of complimentary holistic cancer support therapies to support you throughout your recovery.  We believe the most important person is you.

Integrative Medicine

Holistic Cancer Support – Lynden Hill Clinic promotes combining the best treatments medical science offers in partnership with a comprehensive, holistic approach to support your health and wellness.  Embracing an integrative approach empowers you to be the person in charge of your recovery and in touch with yourself physically, psychologically and spiritually.

1 in 2 people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime with up to 50% of people using complimentary therapies alongside conventional treatments (Cancer Research UK, 2016).  There is increasing evidence that certain complementary therapies can help control some of the symptoms and side effects of cancer and treatments.

When receiving conventional treatment, it may feel as though your doctor makes many decisions about your treatment and can almost feel like you have little control over what happens to you.  However, many state that complementary therapies have allowed them to take an active role in their treatment and recovery.  You decide which therapy to use and how often.

Complementary holistic cancer support therapies enable you to feel more in control of your feelings and emotions, can help you feel better and help you cope with cancer and your treatment.

Many of our complementary therapies concentrate on boosting relaxation and reducing stress. They may help to calm your emotions, relieve anxiety, and increase your general sense of health and wellness.  Complementary holistic therapies also offer comfort and satisfaction from the touch, talk and time that a therapist usually offers.

HOLISTIC THERAPIES WE OFFER

  • Aromatherapy  – Essential oils to combat anxiety, pain, depression, stress, fatigue and boost immune system.
  • Colonic Irrigation – Colonic irrigation, also known as Colonic Hydrotherapy, is a safe and effective method of cleansing the colon by repeated gentle flushing with warm filtered water.
  • Reiki – Deep relaxation, coping mechanisms, pain/sickness relief, improved overall wellbeing.
  • Reflexology – Relaxation, pain relief, lifts mood.
  • Emmett Technique – Specific point light finger pressure for muscle aches.
  • Hopi Ear Candles – Improved lymphatic drainage, strengthens immune & endocrine system, improves central nervous system
  • Hot Stone Massage – Using warm stones only and following approval from your doctor due to risk of bruising as side effect from chemotherapy.
  • Indian Head Massage – Improves circulation, aids lymphatic drainage, relieves stress, neck and shoulder tension.
  • Kinesiology – Kinesiology helps to uncover the root of your health issue by looking at physical, nutritional, emotional and energetic imbalances.
  • Therapeutic/Swedish Massage – Massage benefits patients both physically and mentally. Massage is a general term for a variety of techniques that involve manipulation of the soft tissues of the body through gentle pressing, kneading and smoothing movements, for therapeutic purposes.
  • Reflexology – The purpose of the systematic application of pressure, using the thumb and fingers, to specific reflex points on the feet or hands is to release congestion, promote the flow of energy and promote balance.
  • Beauty Treatments- A range of facial massage, manicure and pedicure treatments for that all important feel good boost!

Why people use complementary or alternative therapies (opens in new window at Cancer Research UK)

Holistic Cancer TherapiesYou are welcome to benefit from our range of treatments by either booking your appointment as a day visitor or you may wish to stay for a respite period.  As well as our complementary therapists we also have a qualified nursing team on duty 24 hours a day.To read more at Cancer Research’s site please click on the link below:Cancer Research site

If you are considering using an alternative therapy or complementary therapy it is very important to tell your specialist or GP.

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