Once you decide that you're ready to try a complementary therapy, the next step is to choose your practitioner with care.
Some, such as acupuncturists or massage therapists, may need to be licensed to practice. This means that the practitioner follows approved treatment standards and has passed a test on the therapy. Others — tai chi, meditation, and hypnosis instructors — are not licensed. It's important to interview a practitioner and make sure you're comfortable with his or her training, experience, and approach to the therapy before you begin treatment. It's also important to find a practitioner with experience working with people affected by breast cancer.
Your doctor may be your best source for finding a reputable practitioner.
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