Whether it’s yoga, meditation, massage, or nutrition counseling, integrative therapies can offer a wide range of benefits for patients.
“The whole concept of integrative therapies is about improving the overall quality of life for cancer patients,” says David Rosenthal, MD, medical director of Dana-Farber’s Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies. “Integrative and complementary therapies are helpful in all stages of diagnosis, from pre-cancer to survivorship.”
Rosenthal discussed various integrative therapies and their benefits during a live video web chat hosted by Dana-Farber last month. The chat, which featured questions submitted by patients and live viewers, covered the benefits of Qigong, acupuncture, massage, meditation and more. Rosenthal also discussed information on insurance coverage and reimbursement for complementary therapies.
View a video of the Feb. 19 web chat below. For more information on integrative therapies, visit the website for Dana-Farber’s Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies.