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Integrative Therapies

Embracing a "body, mind and spirit" approach to facing cancer is what integrative therapy is all about.

Complementary Services Available through Cancer LifeNet

Yoga is a Hindu practice of physical, mental and spiritual discipline with origins in ancient Indian philosophy. The various styles of yoga used for health purposes typically combine physical postures, breathing techniques and/or relaxation.

Tai Chi originated in China as a martial art and is a mind-body practice in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Tai chi is sometimes referred to as "moving meditation"—practitioners move their bodies slowly, gently and with awareness, while breathing deeply.

Massage Therapy encompasses many different techniques in which a specially trained and licensed therapist presses, rubs, and otherwise manipulates muscles and other soft tissues of the body.

Reiki is a healing practice in which practitioners place their hands lightly on or just above the individual, with the goal of facilitating his or her own healing response.

Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. It is a Traditional Chinese Medicine that aims to restore and maintain health through the stimulation of specific points on the body. The term “acupuncture” describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of anatomical points on the body using a variety of techniques.

Healing Touch is a relaxing, nurturing energy therapy. Gentle touch assists in balancing your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Healing Touch works with your energy field to support your natural ability to heal. Cancer LifeNet offers a variety of complementary therapies as part of an integrative approach to the care of those experiencing and recovering from cancer. These therapies are offered along with conventional therapies such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Complementary therapies are used to reduce symptoms and adverse side effects of anti-cancer therapies and to promote overall health and wellness of the mind, body and spirit. Therapists providing these services have received special training and are certified and/or licensed to provide these therapies.

Please contact a Cancer LifeNet representative to schedule an appointment or learn more about these and other programs and services available at 1-866-393-4355.

Complementary therapies may be helpful with -

  • Reducing stress
  • Calming anxiety, depression
  • Decreasing pain
  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Enhancing recovery from surgery
  • Deepening spiritual connection
  • Creating a sense of well-being
  • Managing side effects and symptoms of the disease

To schedule an appointment, please visit our Contact Us page. You don't have to face cancer alone. Call the Cancer LifeNet Helpline at 1-866-393-4355 for support.