Thousands of people afflicted with Cancer experience a high degree of pain from cancer and other symptoms, as well as treatment side effects such as nausea, fatigue and distress. Cancer Pain is treated successfully in 15 Integrative Medicine Clinics across the United States with a combination of Yoga, Nutrition, Massage, Meditation, Vitamins, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Guided Imagery and Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Qi Gong, Shiatsu). Additional modalities incorporated into treatment include Probiotics, Mental Health Counseling, Functional Medicine, Tai Chi, Healing Touch, Reiki, Journaling and Biofeedback.
These clinics cited Cancer as one of “five conditions for which you are having the most clinical success” in a survey conducted last year by The Bravewell Collaborative. The report Integrative Medicine in America: How Integrative Medicine Is Being Practiced in Clinical Centers Across the United States documents how integrative medicine is being practiced across the United States in 29 clinics.
These clinics support more than 40,000 patient visits each month, offer a variety of care models and collaborate closely with affiliated hospitals. They employ a wide range of practitioners skilled in modalities including mind body interventions, movement and energy, dietary and biological, manual interventions and medical systems.