The Integrative Oncology Program combines conventional medicine with evidence-based complementary therapies to support the health and healing of the whole person. We offer acupuncture, massage and Reiki to help manage symptoms associated with cancer treatment by calming the mind and relaxing the body. These treatments are shown to improve quality of life by lessening the side effects of conventional treatments and providing psychological and physical benefits to the patient. Integrative therapies are offered at no charge to patients in active cancer treatment. These services are funded through generous donations from our community through the St. Charles Foundation. If you are interested in donating, please click here. To schedule an appointment, call 541-706-5800.
Treatment by an oncology-trained acupuncturist involves painlessly inserting small needles into specific points on the body to stimulate energy flow. Acupuncture is offered to patients with symptoms related to treatment such as peripheral neuropathy, gastrointestinal issues, dry mouth, pain, nausea and sustained high anxiety.
Reiki (ray’key) is a Japanese energy-based technique that provides deep relaxation and supports the body toward balance. Sessions involve light, hands-on touch provided by certified Reiki practitioners while patients lie on a table fully clothed. Benefits may include:
- Deep relaxation
- Enhanced sense of peace and well-being
- Decrease in fatigue
- Decrease in tension and anxiety
- Increase in immune system response
- Decrease in pain
Massage therapy is provided by an oncology-trained massage therapist. Massage is offered in the infusion room during your treatment or by private appointment.
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