Research is Proving that Integrative Therapies Can Complement Traditional Treatments


July 3, 2014

An article in CURE magazine on integrative therapies for cancer patients featured Abramson Cancer Center patient Joan Pouch—who underwent chemotherapy for breast cancer. During that treatment, she also participated in Reiki sessions under the ACC’s Integrative Medicine and Wellness Program. Reiki is a gentle, non-invasive practice that promotes balance and well-being, and involves light touch of the practitioner's hands on or slightly above the patient's body. “It was amazing,” Pouch said. After 15 minutes, she said she felt her anxiety begin to lift and felt an enhanced sense of balance she had not known since receiving her diagnosis.

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