Integrative Care Services
Specialty Services Intended To Help You Heal: Body, Mind And Spirit
Beverly Hills Cancer Center is a pioneer in whole health and wellness medicine and has established relationships with professionals that can provide excellent holistic treatments. We utilize a team approach headed by our physicians, integrating some of the best science and technology that western medicine has to offer, with proven holistic cancer care healing techniques that can strengthen and support the immune system to improve the healing process.
BHCC doesn't offer this onsite currently, but, we believe that this can help with healing (mind, body, spirit) and we can refer patients to trusted providers we work with for these services. These services are generally not covered by insurance.
Our multi-dimensional approach encompasses: nutritional education, psychotherapy, massage, Eastern medical traditions (acupuncture, Tai Chi and herbal medicine) and the self-healing modalities of yoga, meditation, relaxation exercise, guided imagery, lifestyle modification and environmental education.
For people living with cancer and other illnesses, these integrative services can transform the physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of their lives. We provide treatment strategies and options that empower individuals to achieve their optimum state of wellbeing every step of the way.
Our unsurpassed holistic cancer care and patient advocacy programs enable our patients to pursue their highest priority, reclaiming their TOTAL health: mind, body, and spirit.
In conjunction with Western Medicine, we believe that integrative care services can be beneficial for patients - further treating the whole patient, mind, body and spirit.
Our "Whole Patient" Integrative Services
Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture
Eastern medicine can be an excellent adjunct to Western medicine.Learn how Chinese herbal medicines and acupuncture can support your healing process »
Our Certified Nutrition Specialist, has over twenty years of experience creating personalized nutrition plans for cancer patients.Learn how you can benefit from a personal nutrition plan »
Beverly Hills Cancer Center signature massages rejuvenate the body, relax the mind, and renew the soul.Learn more about this ancient art »
Sometimes, just talking to someone about your situation can give you the strength that you need to spur recovery.Find out about our psychotherapy services »
Pets may do more than provide unconditional love-- they may also help us heal.Learn about our therapy dog, Chiclet »
Yoga & Meditation
Cancer patients are discovering that yoga sessions, modified as necessary, help them to regain energy, strength and a feeling of calmness.Learn about yoga & meditation therapy »
Holistic Cancer Approach
Nutrition, physical activity, and other lifestyle changes can help cancer patients live better, longer lives. At Beverly Hills Cancer Center, we take a holistic approach to cancer treatment, providing world-class medicine and personalized care, treating the whole patient with advanced technology, never losing the human touch.
We offer our patients integrative medicine and wellness services, including nutrition, massage, acupuncture, pet therapy, and psychotherapy. We have the facilities to provide state-of-the-art medical treatment in one convenient location, in a comfortable, spacious environment, with private treatment rooms infused with natural light and color. Our goal is to provide unparalleled care, comfort, and sustenance to the whole patient in a supportive and healing environment.
Lifestyle Changes for a Better Life with Cancer
The American Cancer Society reports that lifestyle changes can make a difference for cancer survivors and those who are living with cancer, particularly nutrition and physical activity. Research has shown that being overweight or obese increases the risk of cancer recurrence, reduces survival rates, and increases the risk of other chronic diseases. Exercising and eating healthy, nutritious foods can also help you feel better, both physically and mentally.
Cancer treatments, including radiation therapy, surgery, and chemotherapy can affect your eating habits and the way your body digests, absorbs, and uses food, as well as your body’s nutritional needs. While you are receiving treatment, your nutritional priorities are to:
- Ensure your needs for nutrients and calories are met
- Avoid losing muscle mass
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Improve your quality of life during treatment
Some patients have difficulty eating enough to meet their nutrient and calorie requirements during cancer treatment. If that is the case for you, your doctor may recommend nutritional supplements such as high protein, high calorie drinks and specific vitamin and mineral supplements.
Antioxidants, including vitamin C, vitamin E, phytochemicals (plant-based chemicals), and carotenoids (the compounds that give fruits and vegetables color) help prevent cell damage from chemical reactions with oxygen. Studies suggest that eating more vegetables and fruits, a good source of antioxidants, may lower the risk of cancer, including a recurrence of the disease in the body.
It is advised that cancer patients or survivors avoid saturated fats, as there is some evidence that these fats may increase cancer risk. Although the link between trans fats and cancer risk or survival is not clear, it is known that trans-fat can raise cholesterol levels and have harmful effects on the heart, and cancer patients should avoid them. Trans fats are found in margarine, snack foods, and baked goods containing partially hydrogenated oils.
Exercise is not only safe during cancer treatment but also has many benefits, including better bone health, muscle strength, and quality of life. Physical activity and exercise during cancer treatment can help in many ways, including:
- Maintaining or improving physical abilities
- Helping to control your weight
- Improving balance and reducing the risk of falls
- Increasing circulation, including blood flow to the legs
- Relieving tiredness and fatigue
- Reducing the risk of osteoporosis and heart disease
- Lowering the risk of anxiety or depression
- Raising self-esteem and improving quality of life
You can add physical activity to your daily life by going dancing, riding a bike, walking around your neighborhood, or doing any activity you find enjoyable. Keep your exercise program easy and fun to relieve stress and live a better life with cancer.
Minimizing stress plays an important role in getting well and staying well. Recent studies suggest that combating stress is critical in fighting illness, including cancer. At Beverly Hills Cancer Center, we understand that a tranquil environment, free from stress, is a fundamental in the healing process. In our state-of-the-art facility, we have worked hard to create a soothing, supportive, and caring environment, conducive to effective treatment.
Schedule a Consultation Today!
Your health is important, and we welcome the opportunity to help you heal.
To schedule an appointment, please call Beverly Hills Cancer Center in Beverly Hills, California at (877) 320-5131 or use our interactive Online Appointment Request Form.