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At The Ghosh Center, healing therapies are an essential part of cancer care. We offer a free prehabilitation program for patients and caregivers, which prepares people for treatment and eases treatment-related symptoms. Our program focuses on complementary therapies that benefit mind, body and spirit.
The combination of complementary services with traditional medical treatments is known as integrative medicine, and it’s been proven to improve quality of life for individuals with cancer. Integrative medicine is a total approach to care that addresses both your physical and emotional needs. It includes a variety of therapies as described below.
Mind-body medicines are based on the belief that your mind is able to affect your body. Examples of mind-body practices are:
Energy medicine is based on the idea that the body has energy fields that can be used for healing and wellness. Therapies that use healing energy include:
These approaches work with one or more parts of the body. Examples include:
This type of complementary medicine uses things found in nature. It includes food, vitamins and herbal products and should always be guided by sound medical practice.
Because we believe in the power of integrative medicine, The Ghosh Center makes it easy for you to access services. Some therapies, like chair yoga, meditation, breathing and Reiki, are offered each week to patients and family members. We provide discounts for certain services, such as massage.
To take advantage of these services, talk to your nurse or give us a call.