Looking for ways to improve your health and well-being following a cancer diagnosis? If so, integrative medicine may be a good way to start.

What is Integrative Medicine and How Can it Help Individuals Affected by Cancer?

  • Integrative medicine is offered as a complementary approach to care along with or following conventional cancer treatments.
  • Integrative medicine offers multiple treatment approaches and strategies that are safe and effective for relieving conventional treatment side effects such as pain, fatigue, insomnia, and anxiety.
  • Programs and services are intended to help support individuals to achieve an optimal state of well-being before, during, and after cancer treatments.


integrativemedicine@med.unc.edu or
Carly Bailey carly_bailey@med.unc.edu 919-445-4255

Integrative Medicine Services

at the Comprehensive Cancer Support Center

Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine Consultations

Consults help individuals affected by cancer understand how and which complementary therapies may decrease treatment side effects and improve treatment outcomes… Read more

Massage Therapy

Massage relieves muscle tension and discomfort, reduces pain and swelling, and stimulates healing. It can decrease pain, stress, and fatigue and assist the body in achieving greater flexibility, increase circulation, and stimulate healing… Read more


Yoga reduces stress, improves, insomnia, decreases fatigue and eases the side effects of cancer treatment. Join us for a slow-paced, deeply relaxing class for all people touched by cancer and their caregivers… Read more

Yoga for Cancer Teacher Training

In this three-day course for experienced yoga instructors, you will learn about cancer biology, the cancer patient experience, and methods for modifying yoga practice for the patient with cancer… Read more

UNC-Affiliated Programs


The term “acupuncture” describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of points on the body using a variety of techniques-such as sound waves, tiny electrical charges, and/or very thin needles… Read more


The UNC Mindfulness-based Programs offer several courses, including for Stress and Pain Management. Meditation and mind-body awareness teaches you how to relax, focus, and reduce stress, These practices will enhance your body’s natural adaptive healing ability and will cultivate the mind’s clarity and insight… Read more

Integrative Med Director

Integrative Med Team

More Integrative Medicine at UNC Health Care

For other UNC locations offering Integrative Medicine, such as biofeedback, massage, Tai Chi, yoga, and more. Read More

More Resources

For more information about Integrative Medicine and Complementary therapies (CAM) in general and related resources, see these other Integrative Medicine Resources.