There is no doubt that complementary medicines can help cancer patients. At the Comprehensive Cancer Center, we are proud to offer a variety of integrative medicine programs that our cancer patients participate in on a regular basis.
Integrative Medicine Programs at Wake Forest:
- Acupuncture: Treats pain, nausea, fatigue, mood, and sleep with stimulation of key
areas of the body. For more information,
call (336) 777-0037, or email Boyd Bailey, L.Ac. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Gentle Yoga: Yoga
for Every Body is 5:30-6:30 PM on Tuesdays.
This gentle Chair Yoga Class is open to cancer patients and survivors
and their close family members or friends.
We move gently, learn to regulate our breathing and pay attention to how
that feels, almost instantly cutting through the stress response that many
cancer survivors experience. PLUS: It feels really good, and it’s fun. Classes are FREE and held in the Meditation
Room on the 2nd Floor of the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Contact Lynn Felder, RYT, at the Yoga Gallery
of Healing Arts with any questions: (336)
655-7047, email@example.com, or www.yogagallery.net
- Guided Imagery and Hypnosis: Suggestive guidance in a trance state helps patients to manage pain and
nausea and to improve coping. Contact
Jeffrey Feldman, PhD at (336) 716-8408, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also speak
with one of our cancer center counselors if you have any questions: (336)
- Massage Therapy:
- Chair massages are available in the Comprehensive Cancer Center. And eight other types of massages offered at
the Sticht Center and Medical Plaza - Miller.
Contact Suzanne Melcher-Thompson at (336) 713-3088, (336) 716-8304, or
email: email@example.com for more details. Massage gift
certificates are available in the main hospital gift shop.
- Website: http://www.wakehealth.edu/Recreation-Therapy/Massage-Therapy.htm.
- CPSP offers FREE chair
massages outside the Hospitality Room on the 3rd floor of the
Comprehensive Cancer Center every Wednesday from 1-3pm.
- Meditation Room:
- Reduce stress and
live a happier, healthier, more peaceful life.
Learn what meditation is, how it works, and how to make it work for
you. Jacob Felder, accomplished
meditator and teacher, introduces and guides individuals and groups easily to
the practice of meditation (both, the lighter states and the deeper states) as
well as stress reduction, relaxation, and mindfulness. The benefits of meditation are numerous, well
known, and scientifically confirmed. Contact Jacob
at 336-407-8602 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get class
dates/times, cost, and locations.
Meditation Room, located on the 2nd floor of the Comprehensive
Cancer Center, is set aside for quiet meditation or prayer.
- Mindful-based stress reduction: Learn
practices to cultivate calmness and be more present to yourself and
others. An 8 week Mindfulness-Based Stress
Reduction class is offered in the community and at The Mood Treatment Center,
taught by Ann McCarty, 336 908-1287.
There are other mindfulness class offerings by TJ Shaffer at The Mood
Treatment Center, 336 722-7266. As well,
Ann McCarty and TJ Shaffer work with individuals who wish to develop a
- Recreation Therapy: Ben Curti, MS, LRT/CTRS is a licensed
Recreation Therapist located on the 6th floor of the Comprehensive
Cancer Center. Recreation Therapy can
offer a variety of services & recreational opportunities to assist with an
individual’s daily structure and coping ability during their
hospitalization. Services may include:
group or 1-1 activities, socialization opportunities, pet therapy,
psycho-emotional support and sensory/environmental stimulation activities. You can reach Ben at email@example.com or (336) 716-6801
- QiGong: A Chinese
system of physical and mental training for health, martial arts and self-
enlightenment. Visit Three Treasures Thai Chi, LLC at http://www.threetreasures.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact David
Harold at email@example.com.