Complementary Therapies

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Complementary Therapies

As a patient of Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care, complementary therapies are available to you and your caregivers. 


A form of holistic medicine that involves placing fine needles at specific points of the body to help encourage healing and promote wellness.
Community referrals are available. 


Essential oils may provide comfort by assisting in the relief of symptoms such as stress, anxiety, fatigue, nausea, headache or decreased appetite due to chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Available by appointment.

Guided Imagery

Guided imagery is a program of directed thoughts and suggestions that guide your imagination toward a relaxed, focused state. It's based on the concept that your body and mind are connected. Using all of your senses, your body seems to respond as though what you are imagining is real. You can achieve a relaxed state when you imagine all the details of a safe, comfortable place, such as a beach or a garden. Guided imagery can be used to promote relaxation, manage pain and promote healing. 

Research has shown that guided imagery can help reduce blood pressure, strengthen the immune system and lessen pain or anxiety. This technique may be helpful to many who find it difficult to relax or meditate. Complimentary guided imagery appointments are available to cancer patients by appointment.


Reiki focuses on seven main energy centers, called chakras, in your body. The energy should flow freely through your chakras in order for you to be spiritually, physically, and mentally healthy. Practitioners believe that if energy paths are blocked, you may feel ill or weak or have pain.

Reiki may help ease tension, stress, and anxiety while eliciting a relaxation response to help reduce pain, distress, and unease. A Reiki practitioner puts his or her hands over or on your body at certain chakras. Complimentary Reiki treatment sessions are available to cancer patients and their caregivers by appointment. 

Upcoming Classes & Events

  • Apr
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    If you're ready to quit tobacco, this small group smoking cessation clinic will help you achieve your goal.
  • Apr
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    This group offers education and support to patients with a history of breast or gynecological cancer.
  • May
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    A specialized yoga methodology tailored to address the specific physical and emotional needs left by cancer and its treatments.
  • May
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS. A special fundraising event May 14, 2020, from 6 – 9 pm at the State House Plaza in downtown Concord, NH. Benefits: Payson Center for Cancer Care.