Integrative medicine combines conventional, evidence-based medicine with a wide range of complementary approaches, such as meditation, yoga, exercise and proper nutrition. At VCU Massey Cancer Center, we recognize the benefits of combining healthy lifestyle practices with the latest medical advances in order to reduce stress, aid in recovery and improve overall health and quality of life.
In collaboration with VCU Medical Center, Massey strives to provide patients with a variety of resources that complement their medical care. In addition, Massey's Living Well With Cancer program offers exercise classes and wellness workshops to educate the region's cancer community on the benefits of approaching cancer care with a focus on survivorship, while providing the tools needed to live a healthy lifestyle.
Massey does not endorse all forms of complementary and alternative medicine. We only recommend therapies that are known to be safe and have the potential to improve health. All cancer patients are advised to consult with their physician before starting any alternative or complementary therapy, as some therapies may interfere with medical care.
More information about integrative medicine at Massey is available from the links at left. For additional resources, please visit the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.