yinyangComplementary oncology, not complimentary (often confused and with a different meaning), is the art and science of using approaches which will help with symptom control, mind-body connection augmentation of care and things of that nature. I often includes things like nutrition and supplements/botanicals/herbals, but here we focus on the benefits of things like Tai Chi, acupuncture and acupressure, Qi Gong, laugh therapy, music therapy and so on. Here are some examples from a few major cancer centers around the country.

QiGong Introduction

Memorial Sloan Kettering introduction to QiGong in cancer survivorship.

QiGong and Meditation in Cancer: Agility Training

Memorial Sloan Kettering program uses this to help cancer patients get started.

Complementary Therapy of Chemo Induced Neuropathy

There are many options to help with chemotherapy induced nerve damage.

Acupuncture Overview

Acupuncture is a very helpful modality for cancer patients and is part of a complementary integrative oncology program.


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