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Videos

Watch videos featuring Memorial Sloan Kettering experts discussing Integrative Medicine.

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Touch Therapy for Caregivers

Massage and touch can be important components of the healing process both during and after cancer treatment. A massage therapist from Memorial Sloan Kettering's integrative medicine service gives a demonstration of different techniques that caregivers can use on their loved ones.

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Acupuncture in Cancer Care

Acupuncturist Jonathan Simon explains the science and theory behind the use of acupuncture for symptom relief.

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Awareness of Breath Meditation

Practice a meditation exercise with mind-body therapist Robert Schmehr designed to enhance awareness of breath.

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Body Scan Meditation

Body scan technique is a very simple and foundational meditation practice that can help refine your awareness of the mind-body connection. It can be formed in a chair or while lying down. Daily practice, says expert Robert Schmehr of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Integrative Medicine Service, can help with managing emotional distress and boosting energy levels. 

 

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Common Questions and Answers on the Use of Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care

Barrie R. Cassileth, Chief of the Integrative Medicine Service, discusses how complementary therapies can help in cancer care and answers questions.

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Complementary Therapies for Pain Management

Integrative medicine physician Gary Deng discusses complementary therapies for managing chronic pain.

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Exercise and Recovery

Fitness expert Donna Wilson emphasizes the importance of exercise in recovering from cancer treatment.

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Guided Meditation for Relaxation and Stress Relief

Mind-body therapies are helpful, non-pharmacologic tools patients and their caregivers can learn to manage the stresses of a cancer diagnosis, chronic fatigue, and physical pain.

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Guided-Imagery Meditation

Mind-body therapist Lisa Rosenzweig of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Integrative Medicine Service provides instruction through a meditation practice that uses guided imagery performed in a safe and calming place. This exercise can be performed with a family member or caregiver in the evening before bed to help with sleeplessness or before a doctor’s appointment to help with feelings of anxiety.

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Introduction to Meditation

Mind-body therapist Robert Schmehr provides an overview of meditation and its benefits.