Combining the best of conventional medicine with the most effective complementary and alternative therapies to lessen the symptoms and side effects of cancer and related treatments.
At the Middlesex Health Cancer Center, our Integrative Medicine (IM) program helps us achieve our goal of treating the whole person - body, mind, and spirit. Integrative Medicine is not a substitute for cancer treatment but works alongside it to help with symptom management, stress relief, and more.
Benefits of Integrative Medicine
IM therapies - or modalities - can have many benefits. They can relieve pain and nausea, help with neuropathy, improve your state of mind, and provide a space for relaxation.
We are proud to offer a wide range of integrative therapies. Click on the links below to learn more about each modality.
Acupuncture is the stimulation of points on the body with needles to help restore balance, manage symptoms, and boost immunity.
Hypnotherapy helps you achieve empowerment to reach a natural state of relaxation to tune out distractions and access inner tools for success. It may support you in:
- weight loss
- smoking cessation
It can also help reduce:
Massage therapy is the use of human touch for relief from:
- depression and anxiety
- muscle tension and pain
- treatment side effects
Reflexology is the stimulation of points on the hands and feet to improve nerve, blood, and lymphatic supply for:
- pain reduction
- relief from insomnia
- relief of neuropathy
Reiki uses light touch to:
- promote relaxation
- reduce stress and anxiety
- strengthen the immune system
You may call the Cancer Center at any time at 860-358-2000. You can also reach out directly to our Integrative Medicine Practitioners using the numbers below: