Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine (IM) is a treatment or therapy that is used in addition to conventional medicine. Acupuncture, herbs and supplements, massage therapy and yoga are all good examples of IM. The basic philosophy and principles of IM is a focus on treating the whole person and recognizing that physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well being are all interconnected and play an important part in your overall health.

Our IM program helps you access therapies that include acupuncture, massage therapy, oncology aesthetics, yoga health and fitness, and dietary consultation.

All of these services are offered at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Saint Thomas West Hospital and are recommended for use in combination with traditional cancer care. We will be adding all these services at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital at a later date (some programs are already in place). You should always consult with your doctor about any therapies you are considering.

All of our IM services are open to our patients, family members, hospital employees and health care professionals. We also welcome and invite the general public. For more information or listing of providers, call 615.222.3234.

The below list of services are provided by independent licensed professionals - not employees of or otherwise affiliated with Saint Thomas Health, Saint Thomas West Hospital, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, or Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Neither Saint Thomas Health, Saint Thomas West Hospital, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital nor Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is responsible for the care or advice provided by these service providers.

Acupuncture is a painless and safe treatment method that can help reduce pain, chronic headaches, nausea, menopausal symptoms and assist with the body's natural healing abilities to promote physical and emotional well being.

Massage therapy can help reduce pain, fatigue, depression, muscular tension, stress and anxiety. The types of massage available include Swedish relaxation, cranial sacral, deep tissue, sports and myofascial.

Aesthetic Services include facials and skin care. Facials and skin treatments are gentle, healing, relaxing, deep cleansing and toning and can rejuvenate the skin during and after chemotherapy and radiation.

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