At the VCU Massey Cancer Center, we practice integrative medicine, meaning that we use a variety of therapeutic methods to help complement traditional forms of treatment.

VCU Massey Cancer Center, Integrative Medicinehttp://www.massey.vcu.edu/cancer

At the VCU Massey Cancer Center, we practice integrative medicine, meaning that we use a variety of therapeutic methods to help complement traditional forms of treatment.

Complementary medicine is any form of therapy used in combination with other alternative treatments or standard/conventional medicine. Complementary therapy usually serves to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life.

The following are some complementary forms of therapy that may be included in a patient’s treatment plan:

  • Hypnosis
  • Massage
  • Biofeedback
  • Diet and herbs
  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Dance therapy
  • Distraction
  • Imagery
  • Yoga
  • Physical exercise

Gordon Grinder, MD, Director, VCU Massey Cancer Center
Integrative Medicine Massey Cancer Center Virginia Commonwealth University 401 College St PO Box 980037
RichmondVA23298-0037us804.828.0450massey@vcu.edu