Integrative Oncology

Integrative Oncology at Memorial Institute of Health and Healing

Overview

Experience a holistic approach to cancer care at Memorial Institute of Health and Healing (MIHH). Our Integrative Oncology program focuses on addressing concerns arising from both the disease and its treatments. Our approach combines traditional Western medicine with evidence-based complementary therapies, ensuring safety and efficacy in healing.

Treatments may include acupuncture, mind-body practices, lifestyle adjustments, dietary modifications, and supplements when appropriate.

Integrative Oncology at the Memorial Institute of Health and Healing

Our Integrative Oncology program empowers our patients to become active participants throughout their cancer journey by responsibly utilizing evidence-based approaches to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.

Alongside Yoon Hang Kim MD, Ruth Ferdig RN assists as an integrative oncology nurse navigator.

 

Integrative oncology care plans may include evidence-based techniques such as:

**Acupuncture**

Effectively manage symptoms like nausea, fatigue, and neuropathy associated with chemotherapy or pain associated with surgery.

 **Dietary Supplement Counseling**

Provide guidance to you on evidence-based supplements, ensuring safety and effectiveness during cancer treatment.

 **Exercise and Movement**

Tailor exercise regimens to your needs, addressing fatigue, pain, and other symptoms, which can ultimately improve your overall quality of life.

 **Food as Medicine**

Supporting enhanced recovery, longer life, and reduced recurrence through proper nutrition during and after cancer treatment.

 **Mind-Body Practices**

Incorporate meditation, breathing exercises, and guided imagery to reduce stress, anxiety, and enhance mood.

**Music Therapy**

Use music as a therapeutic tool to help reduce pain and anxiety, promoting overall well-being.

 **Sleep Hygiene**

Address insomnia through effective techniques tailored to your specific needs.

 **Stress and Anxiety Management**

Implement stress reduction techniques to address the emotional distress often experienced by patients.

 

Help for Every Stage of Cancer

Navigating the complexities of a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Our integrative oncology team is here to guide you through adopting a healthy lifestyle, managing stress, and addressing the side effects of treatment. Whether you are maintaining or developing healthy habits, our goal is to help you cope with the stress of a cancer diagnosis and promote overall well-being throughout your journey.

Learn More About Our Integrative Oncology Services

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Memorial Institute of Health and Healing at 217-357-6815.

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