It’s normal to feel anxious about having surgery. Studies show that practicing mind-body techniques such as relaxation and guided imagery before and after surgery can help lower anxiety, reduce discomfort, increase the speed of recovery and lower the need for pain medication.
Learning these techniques will empower you to take a more active role in your overall health and well-being. Moffitt’s Integrative Medicine Service offers many services to help with stress, including digital recordings of guided relaxation, imagery and mindfulness meditation exercises. We can help support you on your journey to greater health and well-being.
Self-Care During Your Hospital Stay