An Integrative Health approach to cancer care focuses on the whole person, building on what matters most to them and drawing in mindful awareness and self-care along with conventional and complementary approaches to health and well-being. Whether it is exploring cancer prevention, looking at the research related to various therapeutic approaches, or helping a person deal with effects of conventional cancer treatments, Integrative Health can prove beneficial.
Empowerment through Self-Care is key. The Circle of Health highlights eight areas of self-care: Surroundings; Personal Development; Nutrition; Recharge; Family Friends, & Co-Workers; Spirit & Soul; Mind and Emotions; and Physical Activity. Using an example of an Integrative Health visit, this overview and related tools offer an array of options to consider.
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Disclaimer: This information is for general education. Please work with your health care practitioner to use it in the best way possible to promote your health.