discussion board/ complementary and alternative therapies/ managing anxiety

Group A:

In your initial post, answer the questions below relating to the scenario described here.

Mrs. Smith is a 55-year-old woman with a history of anxiety and depression who presents to the hospital for a scheduled hysterectomy. She tells you that she is very anxious about the surgery and is concerned about her post-operative pain management. She also tells you that she does not like to take pills, and is wondering what else she can do to help manage her pain and anxiety.

What types of complementary and alternative therapies might be appropriate to discuss with this patient? Describe at least two (2) different types of complementary and alternative therapies that can be used to manage anxiety, depression, and/or pain, and discuss any potential side effects from these treatments.

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