Services We Provide

Integrative Medicine

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, visit www.piedmontacupuncture.com, call (336) 777-0037, or email Boyd Bailey, L.Ac. at boyd@piedmontacupuncture.com.
  • 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,    lynn@artsofyoga.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: jfeldman@wakehealth.edu.  You may also speak with one of our cancer center counselors if you have any questions: (336) 716-7980.
  • 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: sthompso@wakehealth.edu  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 yogajacob@hotmail.com to get class dates/times, cost, and locations.
    • The 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 mindfulness practice.
  • 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 bcurti@wakehealth.edu 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 info@threetreasures.org, or contact David Harold at david.harold@gmail.com.  

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