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Do you practice yoga, meditation, other integrative medicine practices

Posted by @colleenyoung, Dec 9, 2016

Mayo Clinic Arizona is hosting the 8th Annual Living with Cancer Symposium in Phoenix, Arizona on Jan. 21, 2017. Learn more about the conference. We’d love for Connect members to join us on Jan. 21, but we know that not everyone can be there in person. So we thought we’d get the conversation started here first.

Some people choose integrative medicine services in addition to standard cancer treatments. Integrative practices can include massage, yoga, acupuncture, meditation and more. We want to know how important these practices are to your cancer care.

Do you complement your cancer treatment with integrative medicine? If so, what practices have you tried? What worked for you and what didn’t?

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@colleenyoung I’m so pleased to see that some integrative practices are being discussed! Any time, we as patients, can take control of some area of physical well being, it helps empower us. I engage in chair exercise, water exercise and Tai-Chi. These are all ways to relax and help me to take my mind off of my problems for a while. Classes also provide social engagement which is so important in dealing with cancer (or any chronic illness). The physical benefits are outstanding as well. They help increase range of motion, help balance and strengthen me physically. I’m looking forward to reading more discussions on this topic.

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