Integrative cancer care has become increasingly important to many patients. This type of care focuses on the whole person during treatment—mind, body and spirit. Several Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers locations integrate scientifically proven traditional cancer care with evidence-based complementary therapies.
Integrative Oncology Services include:
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine—Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) includes a range of traditional medical practices such as acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, Chinese herbs and nutrition, Tuina/Acupressure therapy, and Tai-chi movement therapy. Acupuncture works by dispersing or attracting Qi energy along specific points on the meridians in order to restore balance between the yin and yang. Acupuncture needles are 10 times thinner than hypodermic needles. One can barely feel them when inserted. Most patients experience relaxation and symptomatic relief, and some patients even fall into a restful nap. To schedule and for more information on pricing for your session, please call Ban Wong, LAc, PhD at 303-968-7599.
Healing Touch and Reiki—LifeSpark Cancer Resources is an innovative non-profit organization that brings holistic care to cancer patients. Healing Touch and Reiki, two methods of energy therapies, provide care and support for individuals with cancer through light hands-on touch. Energy therapies complement medical treatment by promoting deep relaxation and a sense of well-being. LifeSpark practitioners offer Healing Touch and Reiki to individuals over the age of 18 diagnosed with or recovering from cancer. Fees are based upon household income, ranging from $1-$25 per weekly session.
Massage Therapy—Certified medical massage therapists provide patients with massage therapy services at select locations. Massage services may be offered during and after your treatment to ease your pain, soothe your muscle tension and reduce your discomforts of nausea, insomnia and fatigue. Massage therapy is proven to increase your energy, decrease your anxiety and strengthen your immune system’s response. These services are offered at select locations for $27-$84 depending on session length. Please call 303-781-4444 to schedule your massage therapy appointment.
To learn more about these Integrative Oncology Services, ask your Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers physician or staff members. Not all services are available at all locations.