The integrative medicine program is headed by Ofer Caspi, MD PhD, a board certified internist who completed seven years of training at the University of Arizona, and in China. This unique Unit is modeled after similar programs that are operated successfully in leading cancer centers such as Memorial Sloan Kettering, M.D. Anderson, and Dana-Farber, and under evidence-based guidance from reputable sources such as the National Cancer Institute at the NIH.
Patients with all types of cancer, both solid and hematological , and at all stages of the disease (from diagnosis to active treatment to recovery) are offered therapies not as an alternative, but complementary to cutting-edge anti-cancer treatment.
Supportive therapies focus on prevention and minimization of side effects, symptom management, immune enhancement, improvement of quality of life, and recruitment of the body’s innate wisdom to heal itself.
These complementary medicine methods include:
Traditional chinese medicine, such as acupuncture and use of chinese herbs.
Manipulative and body therapies, including shiatsu, massage, reflexology, and integrative pain management.
Mind-body therapies, including health psychology, medical hypnosis, interactive guided imagery and preparation and support for surgery and other invasive procedures.
Naturopathy, including nutrition and western herbs and supplements.
Group therapies, such as yoga, tai-chi, mindfulness-based stress reduction, healthy lifestyle and more.