Integrative oncology combines complementary therapies like acupuncture and massage with conventional cancer treatments like chemotherapy and surgery.
A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming for anyone. And no matter what kind of cancer you have, the choices for treatment may feel equally bewildering.
At Luminis Health, we offer a combination of conventional and complementary therapies — integrative oncology — to give you the tools to fight cancer and feel your best.
What Is Integrative Oncology?
Integrative oncology is a field of cancer care. It includes complementary therapies such as natural supplements, lifestyle modifications, and mind and body practices. These therapies are used in addition to conventional cancer treatments like surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.
Some types of complementary therapies, like nutritional supplements, promote general wellness. Others, like acupuncture, help you manage the side effects of cancer treatments like chemotherapy.
Integrative oncology is both patient-centered and evidence-based. The aim is to maximize your physical and emotional ability to undergo cancer treatments and improve your quality of life. Integrative oncology can also help reduce the chances of your cancer coming back.