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Group Classes

The Integrative Medicine Center offers services in two locations:

Clinical Consultations

  • Individual consultations are available at the Integrative Medicine Center: free-standing facility located east of the Clark Clinic main entrance, near valet parking, room R1.2000
    Address: 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX, 77030, USA

Group Classes

  • Group classes are available at the Mays Clinic, floor 2, near Elevator T, Room ACB2.1005
    Address: 1220 Holcombe Blvd. (at Bertner), Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Registration  is strongly suggested, but not required for some programs. Requirements are noted in program descriptions below. Remember to arrive early if you are participating for the first time so that you may complete the registration process. Call ahead to reserve your space! 

Group classes calendar (PDF)

For more information:

 Note: Please confirm the time and location before arriving to class, as the schedule may change. 

Gardening 101 Class 

Come Grow With Us!

Call our center for more information at 713-794-4700


Social Programs

Expressive Arts 

Held every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 2 - 4 pm

These fun classes help you explore issues in a creative way and make it easier to convey feelings or experiences that may be difficult to express in words.  Classes include:  Paint Your Own Pottery, Beading, Mosaic Mania, Chinese Ink Art, Digital Photography, Watercolor Transfer and more!

Laughter for Health

Held every Wednesday, 12:00 - 1 pm (except on 5th Wednesday of the month)

Laughter for health combines yogic deep breathing, stretching, simulated laughter exercises and cultivated child-like playfulness.  Participants report reduction in stress, blood pressure, depression and more. Join Chaplain Stephen Findley for this uplifting class. Please bring a bottle of water to class. 

Look Good, Feel Better 

Held every 1st Thursday, 10 am - 12:00

This program is presented by trained, licensed cosmetologists that help patients adjust to temporary or permanent changes in their appearance. If it is your first time attending the class, you will receive a complementary makeup kit, head cover and wig! You must pre-register for this program by calling 713-792-6039.

Support Groups

Professionally-led support groups meet at the Integrative Medicine Center for education, group discussion, guest speakers and supportive sharing for patients, family and friends.

See a complete list of support groups at MD Anderson

Singing Support Group (The Celebration Singers)

Held every Tuesday, 5:30 - 7 pm

Are you a cancer survivor or caregiver who enjoys singing? If you are, this special choir is for you! The group's purpose is to make beautiful music, have fun and provide inspiration to the newly diagnosed and the long-term survivor. Please contact the choir's director, Michael Richardson, M.T.-B.C. (music therapist at MD Anderson) at 713-563-0858 for rehearsal information or to join!


Mind-Body Programs

Music for Health 

Held every Thursday, 2 - 3 pm

In a workshop-like atmosphere, discover new ways to reduce stress, improve mood, and decrease fatigue! Each week learn a different skill and how to use your favorite music to improve your health.
Facilitator: Michael Richardson, M.T.-B.C.


PIKNIC is an informal educational forum for MD Anderson patients, caregivers, faculty and staff who want to learn more about issues relevant to cancer. Sessions are led by experts from MD Anderson or the Houston community, whose topics range from meditation techniques to cancer treatment news. The topics may change, please call 800-345-6324 for the latest schedule.

Therapeutic Group Drumming

Held every Wednesday, 2 - 3 pm

Learn drumming techniques from around the world. Express yourself in a safe creative music making environment. No experience required!

Tibetan Bon Meditation 

Held every Tuesday, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Relax and access a deeper awareness through connecting the mind, body, and heart, through breath, sound and movement practices. Class method rotates weekly and consists of:

  • Power of Breath
  • Sacred Sounds
  • Movement & Breath (9:30 -11 am)

Please see calendar for details or contact our clinic at 713-794-4700 
Facilitator: Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D.


Held every Thursday, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Experience this ancient Chinese system of self care using meditation, breath, and movement to balance the body's energy flow.

Tai Chi

Held every Tuesday, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Find balance and strength through continuous flowing movements that link mind and body.

Yoga for Health 

Held every Wednesday, 10:30 -11:30 am

Features a gentle form of yoga including stretching, breathing, relaxation, and meditation techniques.



Get Moving 

Held every Tuesday, 11:15 am - 12:15 am

Get moving with Nia! Recharge and energize with uplifting music and a blend of yoga, dance and martial arts. Positively shape the way you feel and think. Any fitness level is welcome. Facilitator: Carla Warneke

Brief Relaxation Massage 

The chair massages, generously funded by Angie's Spa, will be offered 1st & 3rd Mondays and 2nd & 4th Fridays of every month. 

Please call the scheduling team for more information at 713-794-4700

Shape-Up Circuit

Held  every Thursday, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

A fitness class designed to improve body composition by increasing muscle strength and burning calories. Led by the Integrative Medicine Physical Therapist, this class will follow a "circuit" format, with different exercises at each station. Suitable for any fitness level. Please bring a water bottle. 


Cooking Classes

Cooking for Optimal Health

Currently on hold

The dietitian for the Integrative Medicine Program demonstrates how to prepare dishes meeting the whole foods, plant-based diet recommendations. Participants will also have the chance to enjoy some delicious samples.


Currently on hold

Learn to prepare recipes from MD Anderson’s “@TheTable” online cookbook, emphasizing quality recipes that can be enjoyed by the entire family.


Programs for Kids

Activities for pediatric inpatients and outpatients ages 3-12 years and their caregivers.

Address: M D Anderson Main Building, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, 77030

Little Yogis

Held every Tuesday, 11:00 -12:00, in G9.3329 Activity Room

Experience a fun and unique combination of simple yoga postures with breathing, relaxation, guided imagery, and yoga games. Yoga brings confidence, strength, and balance while helping children to relax and improve sleep. 

Making Music

Held every Wednesday, 11:00 - 12:00, in G9.3329A Playroom

Express thoughts and feelings by playing instruments, learning new songs and creating musical stories. 


Acupuncture, Exercise and Physical Activity, Health Psychology, Meditation
Music Therapy, Nutrition, Oncology Massage, Physician consultation

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

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.

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


"Meditation and Tea"

Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Director of Education, Integrative Medicine Program, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Chris McKann, The Path of Tea

Jan 28, 2016, 6:30 - 8:00 pm 

at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Event Open to the Public

Details to come

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