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Integrative Medicine Offered through Kettering Cancer Care

The Kettering Cancer Care team knows that care extends beyond treatment, offering integrative medicine to help alleviate some of the side effects of conventional treatment. Integrative medicine includes various therapies that focus on mental, spiritual, and physical well-being.

Art: Art has been shown to alleviate emotional stress caused by cancer, relaxing the mind and body and boosting the mood of patients to help them through cancer treatment and recovery.

Exercise: Participating in physical activity can help many people with cancer build strength and endurance, relax, and mange stress. Being active may also help relieve pain, fatigue, anxiety, and depression. Through a partnership with Maple Tree Alliance, patients have access to cancer-certified exercise physiologists at Kettering Medical Center and Soin Medical Center.

Heartfulness Meditation: Classes are offered in collaboration with the Heartfulness Institute to help patients learn to take a few minutes each day to center themselves, restoring a calm state of being.

Massage: For cancer patients at Kettering Medical Center and Soin Medical Center, massage can provide benefits beyond just feeling good. Studies have shown that massage therapy can improve a patient’s quality of life by decreasing pain, stress, and fatigue while improving sleep and symptoms of depression.

Reflexology: In reflexology, pressure is applied to points on the hands, feet, or head to promote the flow of blood, nutrients, and oxygen throughout the body. In addition, most people find it relaxing.

February 15, 2018