Guided imagery, hypnotherapy, qigong, and yoga may help manage metastatic breast cancer symptoms, promote optimism, and improve quality of life.

Metastatic or stage 4 breast cancer is often treated with medications that work throughout the body. Options include hormone therapy, chemotherapy, targeted drugs, immunotherapy, or a combination of these treatments.

Complementary therapies like guided imagery, hypnotherapy, and yoga don’t treat or cure metastatic breast cancer. But when used alongside standard treatments, they may ease symptoms such as pain, anxiety, and fatigue, boost optimism, and improve quality of life.