Weighted Blankets as Non-medicinal Therapy for Cancer Patients
Did you know September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month? Cancer is the leading causes of death in children, more than asthma, diabetes, AIDS and cystic fibrosis combined! A weighted blanket can help a person suffering with cancer by easing their anxiety during treatment. Like a hug, a weighted blanket provides deep pressure to help the body naturally release all those “feel good” hormones. Instantly you feel calm and secure. A weighted blanket can provide a consistent comfort during treatment and recovery by being a familiar object and something that not only keeps the patient warm but comforted as well. Weighted blankets are increasing in popularity in their use with cancer patients to help ease the challenging aspects of treatment.
A weighted animal would also be great for children, something soft and cuddly to hold that is easily transportable between treatment rooms.
Check out this interesting infographic on Childhood Cancer: