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.
Music Therapist position is open
The Integrative Medicine Program has open position for licensed Music Therapist to work in the hospital setting.
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
Last updated on 1/20/2016
Events Partnership with MFAH
“Art & Science of Meditation”
Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D., Director of Education, Integrative Medicine Program, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Thursday, June 16, 2016
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Beck Building, 5601 Main Street
Event is Open to the Public
Charles Raison, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Family Consumer Sciences, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona, USA
All FIM events are free and open to the public.
We also provide free parking space.
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 MD Anderson Integrative Medicine Program is a current member of:
Monthly Lecture Series
"Cocinar Para Su Salud: Culturally-based Dietary Interventions for Latina Breast Cancer Survivors."
Heather Greenlee, Ph.D., Naturopathic Physician and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University, Mailman, School of Public Health, New York
May 24, 2016
Integrative Medicine Program Overview 2015
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.