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.
Integrative Medicine Services
Consults help individuals affected by cancer understand how and which complementary therapies may decrease treatment side effects and improve treatment outcomes… 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
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
Program Director of Physical Activity and Integrative Oncology
BA, LMBT, RYT
PhD, MPH, ANP, RYT
Comprehensive Cancer Support Center
Comprehensive Cancer Support Program
For other UNC locations offering Integrative Medicine, such as biofeedback, massage, Tai Chi, yoga, and more. Read More
For more information about Integrative Medicine and Complementary therapies (CAM) in general and related resources, see these other Integrative Medicine Resources.