Energy-based therapies are based on the theory that everyone has a special type of energy that can be worked on for health benefits.
There is no medical evidence that this type of energy exists or that energy-based therapies have any effect on the cancer. Some may be used to try to treat symptoms, but there is no medical evidence that they help. Their most common effects are that some people find them relaxing and calming.
Some energy-based therapies rely on little, if any, physical contact for their effects. Others involve touch or body movements.
Energy-based therapies are available in some hospitals. If you are looking for these therapies somewhere other than in hospital, it is important to check that the therapist or practitioner is trained, registered and insured.