Are you looking for non-invasive and drug-free forms of therapy to help alleviate the symptoms of cancer that you’re currently experiencing? An integrated cancer symptom management session with us might be just what you need to improve your overall wellness. Here’s what you should know about the benefits of integrated cancer symptom management.
What is Integrated Cancer Symptom Management?
Integrated cancer symptom management, also known as integrative oncology, is the term given to practice and forms of traditional and functional medicine that address patients as a whole. It includes therapies that work towards treating your physical, mental, and spiritual needs in order to promote and maintain well-being.
Integrated cancer symptom management therapies are usually low intensity, non-invasive, and drug-free. They can successfully be used on patients of all ages and include:
- Yoga, tai chi, and qigong
- Mindfulness-based meditation techniques
- Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT)
- Massage therapy
- Integrative nutrition
- Body Movement Therapies
- Music therapy
What Are the Benefits of Integrated Cancer Symptom Management?
Switching to an integrated cancer symptom management treatment plan can offer multiple benefits. It can:
- Alleviate nausea and vomiting
- Improve mood
- Decrease stress, anxiety, and depression
- Improve digestion
- Decrease chronic pain
- Treat symptoms of fatigue
- Improve sleep
Integrative oncology practices seek to improve wellness by placing emphasis on healing the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of a patient.
What to Expect During an Integrated Cancer Symptom Management Appointment
If you’ve never had an integrative cancer symptom management session before, you might wonder what to expect during the appointment. A trained physician at Chris Strickland will start off by asking you a series of questions to determine your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. From there, your physician will develop a treatment plan that’s individual to you and can include one or several forms of functional medicine such as acupuncture, yoga, music therapy, and CBT. Your progress will be evaluated during the course of treatment, with additional practices suggested based on your needs.
For more information about integrated cancer symptom management contact, contact Chris Strickland at (706) 769-9779.