Integrative Health and Wellness Program
Integrative Health and Wellness
Integrative health is an important model in cancer care that brings conventional and complementary approaches together to provide the best possible treatment. It emphasizes a holistic, patient-focused approach to balance good health of the mind, body, and spirit.
These mind and body approaches can, along with medical treatment, help patients manage symptoms and cope with side effects. Some examples of complementary health activities include acupuncture, massage, yoga, and physical activity. While these activities won’t cure colorectal cancer, they can add to a patient’s treatment plan and help improve overall wellness and quality of life.
A survey conducted earlier this year by the Alliance, showed that patients, survivors, and caregivers receive inconsistent information about integrative health and wellness, if they receive any information at all. The survey also showed that most individuals who have participated in these activities have noticed a positive difference in their quality of life. Read the full survey results which shows the opportunity and importance of integrative health and wellness.