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Integrative Medicine Center

Cancer and its treatments can have major effects on the patient and those who are close to the patient. The Integrative Medicine Center works cooperatively with the primary oncology team to build comprehensive and integrative care plans that are personalized, evidence-based and safe to improve health, quality of life and clinical outcomes. 

Our team can assist with choices you may face regarding integrative medicine. Richard T. Lee, M.D. and Gabriel Lopez, M.D. provide advice to patients who wish to incorporate  integrative therapies into their conventional cancer care. 

Social, mind-spirit and physical aspects of health will be explored during your visit at the Integrative Medicine Center.

For more information on research and education please visit the 
Integrative Medicine Program.

Clinical Services


  • Join expert instructors from Urban Harvest for a lesson on gardening basics. 

    Learn to plan, nurture, and harvest warm-season vegetables so that you can experience the benefits of gardening at your own home.

    Friday, April 17
    10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

    See flier for details.

  • Take advantage of our free cooking classes provided by an integrative oncology nutritionist.

    Learn how to prepare tasty, whole food meals, that are beneficial to your health. 

    Call us today to reserve your spot at 713-794-4700

    Class schedule in the current newsletter

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  • NEW Programs for Kids offered by Integrative Medicine:

    • Little Yogis
    • Making Music

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

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  • On August 11, 2014 the Integrative Medicine Center started a new service line: Exercise and Physical Activity consultation.

    Please contact our Center for more information at:


  • Friends of Integrative Medicine exists to raise awareness within MD Anderson and the larger Houston community of the important role of integrative medicine in cancer prevention and in helping those with cancer live better and longer.

    Become a member today for access to lectures and exclusive, member-only events. 

    Contact Kira Taniguchi for more information.

  • Oncology Massage may help patients address anxiety, relieve pain, decrease fatigue and improve sleep quality. We offer our services for MD Anderson inpatients, outpatients and for their caregivers. 

    Book your appointment today at 713-794-4700

    Physician's order is required.

    Learn more about Oncology Massage

  • The Celebration Singers is a choir program at MD Anderson that is open to cancer patients and their caregivers.

    For more information about the choir or to sign up contact the choir's director, Michael Richardson.

    Read about Music Therapy at the Integrative Medicine Center.

  • Integrative Medicine Center offers acupuncture services for MD Anderson inpatients and outpatients. 

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  • Integrative Medicine Center recently added a new clinical service - Health Psychology.

    Read More

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

Welcome to the Integrative Medicine Center

Directors Lorenzo Cohen, PhD and Richard T. Lee, MD define Integrative Medicine, discuss programs, services and therapies offered at MD Anderson’s Integrative Medicine Center. 

The Integrative Medicine Center

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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