Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine for Breast Cancer

Many people undergoing breast cancer treatment find that they feel better by focusing on improving their overall health through integrative medicine. Integrative medicine addresses the physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences on your health. Northwestern Medicine offers a full range of supplemental and integrative therapies to engage your mind, body, spirit during your breast cancer journey. Services include:

  • Integrative medicine consultations to develop a wellness plan during your breast cancer treatment
  • Naturopathic and functional nutrition consultations, which focus on natural remedies in the foods you eat and dietary supplements to help support your body during breast cancer treatment
  • Traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, which can help manage some of the side effects of breast cancer treatment
  • Mind-body therapies such as biofeedback, guided imagery and cognitive-behavioral therapy with trained health psychologists to help with your mental health during this difficult time
  • Massage therapies, including deep tissue massage, craniosacral therapy (gentle touch focused on the head and base of the spine) and manual lymphatic drainage, which can help with the side effects of breast cancer and breast cancer treatment as well
  • Homeopathy, which involves using natural substances as medications to help you feel better during your cancer treatment

Learn more about Integrative Medicine at Northwestern Medicine.