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Integrative Medicine Clinical Services

Integrative Oncology Physician Consultation

Physicians Richard Lee and Gabriel Lopez will provide guidance on a comprehensive and integrative approach to your cancer care, including the risks and benefits of using herbs and supplements, acupuncture, oncology massage, meditation and other non-conventional therapies.

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Our Integrative Medicine Center uses an evidence-based approach to understanding and applying acupuncture appropriately. Our acupuncturists are nationally board certified, licensed in the state of Texas, and highly experienced in treating oncology patients.

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Exercise and Physical Activity Consultation

At the MD Anderson Integrative Medicine Center, a Senior Physical Therapist will evaluate your current fitness level and work with you to develop a specific exercise plan that is safe and appropriate for your needs.

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Health Psychology

There are many different types of interventions, including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, and other mind-body practices. After receiving an assessment, the patient and psychologist will work together to determine the treatment plan.   

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Research shows that meditative practices can lower cortisol levels, decrease blood pressure, bring balance to the immune system and positively modify gene expression. The Integrative Medicine Center offers individual meditation consultation and group classes, where you will be taught techniques that you can practice in everyday life.

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Music Therapy

MD Anderson's Integrative Medicine Center provides music therapy for children and adult inpatients, outpatients and their families. No previous musical experience is required.

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Nutrition Consultation

Nutrition counseling and education is provided by a registered, licensed dietitian with advanced certification in oncology nutrition. Education emphasizes optimal health during and after cancer treatment by following a plant-based, whole foods diet.

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Oncology Massage

Patients who receive cancer care, from those in active treatment to those in recovery or survivorship, as well as those at the end of life, are best served by a massage therapist who has received special training in oncology massage.

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Request an Appointment

Integrative Medicine Center Entry

The Integrative Medicine Center and its services are available to all current MD Anderson patients.

To request an appointment:

  • Call 713-794-4700
  • Online
  • Ask your MD Anderson physician or nurse to submit an internal request

Integrative Medicine Center - Reviews of Therapies

Do you have questions about your supplements, herbs, vitamins or other complementary therapies? Please check their indications as well as side effects here.

Remember to talk to your physicians about any therapies you use to provide them with a complete picture of how you manage your health.

FIM Evening Events

"Spices and Health"

Lecture and Book Signing

Featuring: Bharat Aggarwal, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Monday, April 20, 2015
6–7:30 pm

See flier for details.

Newsletter with Group Classes Calendar

Inside Integrative Medicine is a free monthly newsletter with the latest news on complementary therapies, research and a monthly activities calendar for the Integrative Medicine Center.

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