Integrative Medicine for Cancer Care
A Whole-Person, Team-Based Approach to THRIVING!
What is Integrative Medicine?
Integrative Medicine is evidence-based healthcare that focuses on treating the whole person. Working as a team, the patient and integrative practitioner work with your oncologist to consider all appropriate therapeutic and lifestyle approaches to achieve optimal health and healing.
Research has shown that Integrative Medicine is effective for symptoms related to cancer care, including:
- Post-surgical healing
- Caregiver fatigue/burnout
- And much more!
We currently offer informal education sessions, treatment sessions, and self-care education throughout the week at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center at 22 S. Greene Street in Baltimore.
Treatments sessions could include:
- Mind-Body techniques such as guided imagery and mindfulness practices
- Expressive arts: journaling, coloring, drawing, painting
- Sound therapy with singing bowl
- Gentle massage for hands and/or feet
- Informational handouts for at-home use
Fight caregiver burnout!
Family Members and Cancer Center Staff are also eligible to participate in these services!
For a team member to visit in the Stoler Outpatient unit, ask the nurse on duty to call us.
To learn more, email us at CIMInfo@som.umaryland.edu.
Integrative Medicine Self-Care Resources