Integrative Medicine

We focus on you — the whole person.

As a partner in planning your cancer care, Novant Health Cancer Institute offers more than leading medical treatment. At our integrative cancer treatment centers, you'll find a variety of therapeutic activities to help you manage your mental, emotional and physical well-being during and after cancer treatment. We treat the whole you throughout your cancer journey.


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What is integrative medicine?

Integrative medicine is healing-oriented care that considers all the important things impacting your overall health and well-being. At Novant Health Cancer Institute, we partner with you to provide personalized resources and activities to help you heal. Our integrative cancer treatment program offers evidence-informed treatments that when combined with traditional therapies help you manage the complex side effects and emotions you may be experiencing.

Integrative medicine at Novant Health

The specialists at Novant Health Cancer Institute offer many activities and therapies designed to help you optimize your health and healing. These include:

  • Nutrition counseling to encourage appropriate dietary changes
  • Exercise recommendations
  • Guidance regarding safe and appropriate vitamins, supplements and herbs
  • Massage therapy with therapists who have special training in oncology 
  • Meditation and mindfulness therapy
  • Stress management
  • Acupuncture and acupressure, part of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Yoga therapy

Who can participate in integrative therapy?

If you are currently undergoing or have completed cancer treatment at Novant Health, you are welcome to participate in our integrative medicine for cancer treatment program. Call one of our centers to request an appointment.

Nourish yourself at Novant Health Healing Kitchens Class

Healing Kitchens is an online course available to cancer patients and their friends and family. It is provided to you free of charge by the Novant Health Cancer Institute (in partnership with the Sherry Strong Foundation). The course is dedicated to teaching you how to cook easy, nourishing meals that can support you in the healing process. You'll have access to recipes and videos showing you how to make them, and learn tips on purchasing fresh produce, lean meats and healthy fats.

Contact A Cancer Expert.

Our cancer experts are available to answer your questions or direct you to the best cancer specialist for your needs. Call the cancer location nearest you.

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