Complementary care is a holistic partnership between you and health-care providers to develop an integrative course of treatment and recovery. Its core focus is the whole body and includes physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health therapies. Integrative medicine combines the best of conventional medical care with the best of evidence-based body, mind, and spirit medicine and practices.
A complementary plan considers the overall well-being of the patient before, during, and after surgery. It looks at how to deal with side effects, including fatigue and emotional issues that are common when undergoing cancer treatments. A plan also takes into account the health of the patient once treatments are complete.