UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is part of the UPMC family.
Individual Integrative Therapies are a variety of disciplines and techniques including but not limited to acupuncture, yoga, meditation, oncology massage, and lifestyle nutrition to provide symptom management and quality of life for cancer patients.
Acupuncture – The practice of inserting very fine needles superficially into the skin to improve how the body functions and promote natural healing in patients.
Aromatherapy – Using therapeutic grade essential oils to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being.
Exercise therapy – A personal trainer with expertise in cancer guides patients through weight-bearing and resistance exercises.
Lifestyle nutrition – Is a framework for how food integrates with the prevention and management of medical illness in real life and in real time.
Meditation – The practice of deliberately focusing your attention as a way of becoming calm and relaxed. This practice can be silent, guided, lying down, or seated.
Oncology massage – Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissue of the body. Oncology massage considers ability to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment.
Yoga – A series of physical postures, breathing techniques, and sometimes meditation used to promote physical and emotional well-being.