Integrative Medicine Program
The Integrative Medicine Program engages patients and their families to become active participants in improving their physical, psycho-spiritual and social health. The ultimate goals are to optimize health, quality of life and clinical outcomes through personalized evidence-based clinical care, exceptional research and education.
We provide access to multiple data bases of authoritative, up to date reviews on the evidence and safety for the use of herbs, supplements, vitamins, and minerals, as well as other complementary medicine modalities.
To support our efforts in clinical care, research, education and training please consider a donation.
If you are interested in our clinical services and free group classes please visit our Integrative Medicine Center.
Our research focuses on reducing the negative consequences of cancer diagnosis and treatment through studying the use of modalities such as acupuncture, meditation and yoga to treat side effects and improve quality of life. We study the use of plants and other natural compounds to treat cancer and cancer-related symptoms. We also examine the benefits of physical activity, nutrition, stress management and social support on health outcomes.
The goal of the education is to provide authoritative, evidence-based information for health care professionals, caregivers and patients who would like to safely incorporate complementary medicine therapies with conventional cancer care. Our Integrative Medicine Program offers educational activities and trainings, such as a monthly Lecture Series , Research Club, Journal Club, Integrative Oncology Education Series, conferences and workshops.
The Integrative Medicine Center offers professional guidance to assist patients regarding their personalized, comprehensive treatments. The Center provides services and programs that work together with conventional cancer care and focus on physical, mind-spirit, and social health.
Please visit our "Audio & Video" library online.
- Physician consultation
- Exercise and Physical Activity
- Health Psychology
- Music Therapy
- Oncology Massage
“Does Acupuncture Really Reduce Pain?"
Please join us for our Friends of Integrative Medicine evening event to learn more about acupuncture and the future of research on integrative therapies.
"Stress and Cancer: From Science to Personal Perspective"
Our special guest Sonia Lupien, Ph.D. from Montreal, Canada, discussed the science behind stress, our biology, and illness. She also provided practical tips to cope with stress.
All FIM events are free and open to the public.
We also provide free parking space.
Fourth Monday of every month, 9:30-10:00 a.m. CT, Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. and his wife Alison Jefferies host a radio show: Living the Anticancer Life™. Listen live on KPFT Houston 90.1 FM or access the archive.
The MD Anderson Integrative Medicine Program is a current member of the Society for Integrative Oncology.
Become a Friend of Integrative Medicine today.
Contact Kira Taniguchi at KMTaniguchi@mdanderson.org
Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D., from Upaya Zen Center in New Mexico, came to MD Anderson to speak about compassion and healthcare. Recorded Lecture Series talk available online.
Integrative Oncology Healthcare Professional Training Conference
May 1-2, 2015 at
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
Conference designated for physicians, nurses, social workers and other healthcare professionals who have interest in integrative oncology.
Registration information will follow.
Register early for Pre-Conference
Integrative Medicine Program Workshop
April 30, 2015 at the
Integrative Medicine Center
Space is limited!
Integrative Medicine Program Overview 2014
Newsletter/Group Classes Calendar
Servan-Schreiber/Cohen Anticancer Fund
Be part of supporting a landmark study that may transform medical care by demonstrating that comprehensive lifestyle change can dramatically improve cancer outcomes.