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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. 
Dr. Gabriel Lopez, M.D., together with Advanced Practice Providers, 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.


Group Classes Calendar (PDF)

Individual Outpatient Clinical Services

An MD Anderson physician's order is required before scheduling any of the services listed below. 

For additional information, please :


Main Clinic Services:

Mays Clinic Services:


  • The inaugural Day of Wellness happened Monday, September 28, 2015. It was a city-wide event in Houston meant to educate about the importance of wellness as it pertains to cancer preventions. 

    Day of Wellness Proclamation (pdf)

    Guided Meditation and Movement (5:51)

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

    Read More

  • Integrative Medicine Center started a new fitness class: Shape-up Circuit, 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 contact our Center for more information at:


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

    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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    For patients physician's order is required.

    Learn more about Oncology Massage

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.

Welcome to the Integrative Medicine Center

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., Program Director, and Richard T. Lee, M.D. define Integrative Medicine, and discuss programs, services and therapies offered at MD Anderson’s Integrative Medicine Center. 

The Integrative Medicine Center

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