Integrative care

During cancer treatment and beyond, we promote an integrative approach to health, incorporating mind and body wellness through complementary therapies, such as naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and survivorship support.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine

Acupuncture is the ancient practice of inserting fine needles into precise points on the body to relieve pain, harmonize emotions and enhance circulation and organ system function. To help cancer patients optimize wellness, Chinese medicine practitioners also use herbal medicine and qigong movement therapy.

Recommended providers

Mary Thimmesch, MSOM, LAc
Elements Acupuncture & Wellness
150 Shelton McMurphey Blvd., Suite 206
Eugene, OR 97401

Cancer survivorship support

Supportive psychotherapy and consultation help patients and their caregivers overcome the psychological, spiritual and relationship challenges that may arise with cancer. Mind/body strategies, such as hypnosis, guided imagery and meditation instruction, help reduce stress, prepare for treatment and manage symptoms.

Recommended provider

William Collinge, PhD, MPH, LCSW
541 Willamette St., Suite 207D, Eugene, OR 97401

Naturopathic medicine

Naturopathic medicine is based on the body’s natural capacity to prevent and fight disease. Methods used in naturopathic medicine include select nutritional supplements, botanical or prescribed medicines, psychotherapy, homeopathy and more.

Recommended providers

Michelle Niesley, ND, MS, FABNO
Clinic of Natural Medicine
1471 Pearl St., Suite 2
Eugene, OR 97401

Although WVCI works closely with these practitioners, they are not affiliated with WVCI and WVCI is not responsible for their recommendations or actions.

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