Complementary Therapies Ease Stress For Hospice Patients And Caregivers

Fear, worry and stress — byproducts of a life-threatening illness — can manifest themselves physiologically as anxiety, difficulty breathing and nausea. While traditional health care practices are used to treat the illness, complementary therapies including reflexology, massage, healing touch, bedside harp and aromatherapy can bring patients and their caregivers a sense of peace.