Complementary Therapies to Reduce Side Effects of Radiation

Posted February 21st, 2017

Radiation and chemotherapy patients often experience side effects with treatment. These might include radiation skin reaction, chemo induced neuropathy or nausea and vomiting. We invite you to listen as Dr Brian Lawenda, Radiation Oncologist, shares how he uses various complementary medicine therapies such as acupuncture, meditation, botanicals and lifestyle counseling to address some of the […]

Oncology Massage: Supporting Cancer Patients

Posted October 28th, 2015

Massage is actually a healthcare intervention.  For cancer patients who have had surgery or lymph nodes removed, or are going through chemo or radiation, there are limitations and safety considerations with massage. Massage therapists with additional training in oncology massage have an informed understanding of cancer and how it can affect the human body; the […]


Medicinal Mushrooms – Support and Safety During Breast Cancer

Posted September 29th, 2015

Integrative oncology is really a patient, non-tumor centric treatment protocol. It leverages the benefits of many disciplines such as yoga, traditional Chinese medicine and exercise working in conjunction with conventional medicine. Mushrooms have a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In Japan, PSK, which is derived from mushrooms is routinely prescribed during and […]

Herbal Support

Herbal Support and Safety During Breast Cancer

Posted June 15th, 2015

This video by Dr Lise Alschuler shares how herbal medicine safely fits into an integrative oncology model, particularly as it relates to breast cancer.

The Role of Exercise in Breast Cancer Recovery

Posted May 28th, 2015

The right exercise is a vital component of integrative oncology. There are different limits, demands and benefits for the various types and stages of cancer treatment and recovery.

4wholeness - Caring for the Whole

Welcome to Caring for the Whole

Posted March 17th, 2015

Caring for the Whole blog is a look at integrative oncology from the point of view.